Post # 1
Hi Bees –
My fiance and I are working on the wording for our invitations and we think we have come up with a really clever way to mention the reception, but need advice. The wording we have come up with is”happiness, laughter, and indulgence to immediately follow.” Our wedding stationary vendor recommended to be a little more specific and state that there will be food offered, but we are offered an entree choice which our guests will have to choose on the response cards. Do you believe that having our guests choose an entree is enough to let them know there will be a meal or do you think we really need to state on the invitation that there will be food?
Post # 3
@catkruk: I think that if there is an entree choice, people will understand, especially if you indicate “entree”.
Post # 4
I agree, if I had an entree choice I would assume I’m getting a meal and that you just are surveying people lol.
On a side note, on my Fi’s and my invitation, we put “Reception and Rock n’Roll to follow”. People seemed to love it!
Post # 5
@catkruk: If there is a listing of entrees from which your guests will be choosing, I do not think any further reference to a meal is necessary.
Most reception wording that I have seen has not made reference to a meal, as it seems to be assumed that guests would be eating a meal at a wedding reception unless otherwise noted. (In other words, if a meal is NOT going to be provided, such as would be the case for a punch and cake reception or an hors d’oeuvres reception, it is important to note the type of reception that is being held so that guests are aware of this.)
Post # 6
Happiness, laughter, and indulgence to immediately follow
im lame, my first thought about “indulgence” was the wedding night not food
i think you need to consider your guests, if indulgence is going to cause confusion then its a bad choice
Post # 7
I prefer that wording. I’m strugling with “dinner and dancing to follow”, which just isn’t working for me.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone. We have been struggling with the typical “dinner, drinks, and dancing” too.
Post # 9
I say go for it. The rsvp with entree choices will make it clear that there will be food.
And i do hope that happiness, laughter, and indulgence follow not just immediately but for always thereafter 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m a little nervous about the work indulgence too.
Post # 11
I think your wording is very cute!