Post # 1
Hi Lovely Ladies:
My ceremony and reception are at different venues. The mass is at 3pm, the cocktail at 5pm. And it’s approximately 15-30 minute drive to the reception. So figure that the mass is over at 4pm. I am going to put on the invitations that the mass is at 2:30, but do I put that the cocktail is at 5pm?
I am worried that the guests will be waiting outside for an hour if i put "Reception Immediately Follows". Is it OK to put that the reception is at 5pm or just leave it as "Reception immeditately follows"? Or do you have any other suggestions?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I would say reception to follow at 5 o clock. not sure about the etiquette but it seems the most clear so they get that there is a break but not a huge one.
Post # 4
Are you including a reception card? If so, you can put it there. I am by no means Miss Etiquette, so I would say it is OK but you are better off listening to other experienced Bees on this site.
Post # 5
Do you have concerns that many of your guests will be sitting for at least 30 minutes before mass begins by telling them it starts at 2:30?
I would go with 5pm at your reception. Otherwise, your guests will hurry to the reception and have to wait for a long time.
Post # 6
Well the latinos on my side always run late so I want to put 2:30 so they’ll get there by 3pm. I will have a reception/directions insert and was thinking to include 5pm there.
Post # 7
We included the time otherwise I thought everyone might go show up at the reception right after the ceremony.
Post # 9
I was planning on including the Reception information on the directions card. Is this acceptable;The Map will be on the reverse side. The card is about 4 3/4 x 7 3/4.