Post # 1
Im about to print the reception cards. Let me know if I should change any wording. I took out the address on purpose so thats dont worry about that. 🙂 Thanks!
To help us celebrate,
please join us for the Reception
Cocktail Hour at four o’clock
Buffet style dinner at five o’clock
Festivities & dancing until eleven-thirty
Post # 3
I like this better.
Please join us for the festivities at our reception!
Cocktail hour starts at four o’clock.
A buffet-style dinner will be served at five o’clock.
We will continue dancing until eleven-thirty.
Post # 4
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
Is there a time gap between the end of your ceremony and the cocktail hour? I think you can leave out the end time. (and possibly the dinner time, you don’t want people to miss most of the cocktail hour by thinking they can come late) I would do: Please join us for a reception at (address) starting at 4 pm. Dinner and dancing to follow.
Or just: Please join us as we continue celebrating at 4 pm at (address) for dinner and dancing.
I think all the details are not necessary–people will be there, they just need to know what time to be where and whether they should eat before hand.
Just my $0.02.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I don’t think all the details are necessary. The reception card should really only indicate when and where and that there is a dinner.
I’d do someting like:
Please join us for dinner and dancing
There’s no reason to give the timeline and especially the endtime.
Post # 6
@soontobeMrsBoo: I pretty much agree. Leave off the time details unless there is a gap post-ceremony.
Post # 7
@the boss of you: There is a gap. The ceremony will end around 2.
Post # 8
I agree with PPs– I would just say, cocktail hour starts at 4pm, dinner and dancing to follow! Or some variation.
Post # 9
@mrsSonthebeach: This, exactly. It’s too cluttered with all the times in there.
Post # 10
I now know what to do. Thank goodnees for you bees!!!