Post # 1
Ceremony starts at 5:30pm. Cocktail hour is 5:45pm-6:30ish. Reception is right after. ALL IN SAME LOCATION – so no one has to travel in between.
So for the invitations, on the bottom should we say:
Reception to Follow
Reception to Immediately Follow
Not sure if the “immediately” is redundant, given the fact that it is all in the same location? I have seen it listed both ways – which do you think is best?
Post # 3
We used “reception to follow”. If it’s all in the same location I think it’s pretty obvious that the reception will happen right after the ceremony.
Post # 4
Definately “Immediately to follow”. I know FAR too many friends who would get confused even if the reception was in the same locale as the ceremony – some might even wander off!
Post # 5
I would use Immediately, but I would say either “Reception immediately following” or “reception to follow immediately” – “reception to immediately follow” sounds very awkward to my ears. Might be a regional thing….?
Post # 6
@ddw: Yeah, FI thought it sounded funny too and prefers “reception to follow immediatley” , however when looking it up online several references listed as “to immediately follow”. I guess that is the more formal way???
Post # 7
OK- the comments seem to contradict the actual Poll results. Haha – Any more opinions out there?
Post # 8
Technically “to immediately follow” is a split infinitive and is incorrect. However this is one of those grammar rules which have evolved over time. In formal written correspondence, the split infinitive should probably still be avoided. So says the Oxford Dictionary at least.
Post # 9
“Immeadiately to follow” / “Immeadiately following” just sound odd to me. I’d just say “Reception to Follow”.
Note: I’ve actually never seen a wedding invitation that included the word immeadiately.
Post # 10
“Reception to Immediately follow” sounds funny for a reason. it’s a split infinitive. Any verb that starts with “to” like “to follow” should not be split up. If you want to convey the same meaning, say “Reception immediately following” or “Reception to follow immediately”.