Post # 1
We are getting married in Lake Tahoe at 2:30pm and the reception is going to be from 3:30-6:00pm so it will be short. We are having a very simple reception with water, soda, beer, wine, cheese (multiple types), crackers, fruit, other easy DIY cold appetizers and instead of a cake we are doing cupcakes. How should I word this on the invitation? I want people to know that we are not going to serve a meal or hot appetizers. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have been searching for the last couple days and have come up empty handed…
Post # 3
afternoon spiked tea reception?
On my main invite, I had at the bottom:
feast, cocktails and merriment to follow
another version rejected:
feast, wine and merriment to follow
the reception card said: please join us after the ceremony for cocktails, dinner and merriment
I had an info card with hotel, dress etc info. Under the details tab I stated: The ceremony and cocktail hour will take place on a grass lawn. A seated buffet dinner to follow.
Maybe the easiest is to have the basics on the main invite. Have the reception card state something like an afternoon ceremony with appetizers and desserts. (but with nicer wording)
Post # 4
How about "Afternoon reception with light refreshments to follow"?
Post # 5
I like the "light refreshments":it incorporates that the hors d’oeuvres won’t be hot and that no meal will be served. Another option would be something along the lines of "Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks to follow".
Post # 6
I really like incorporating light into the wording, I think that will work well. Thanks everyone!
Post # 7
How about something along the lines of:
Cocktail Reception with light refreshments to follow
Post # 8
I thought about using cocktail reception but my only issue with that is when I hear ‘cocktail reception’ I automatically think mixed drinks and we will not be having any at our reception. We are only serving wine and beer. I don’t want guests to think we are going to have a wide variety of drinks.
Do you think it would be ok to use cocktail reception if we are only serving wine and beer?
Post # 9
I have seen it written just
Hors D’oeuvers Reception to follow
I don’t think you have to put anything about the drink options
Post # 10
BonnieBon, that’s perfect. I think the Hors D’oeuvers Reception is ideal for what she’s having.
Post # 11
We’re doing the light refreshments as well. We decided to do something that says, "Drinks, Nibbles, and Merriment to follow Ceremony!" Something that makes it more fun and celebratory!