(Closed) Can I call it a reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve heard it called a wedding celebration. I think you can call it whatever you want, as long as it is clear from the invite wording that you are already married (so there is no confusion).

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

It’s a reception.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Reception makes the most sense. I don’t know what else you would call it?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

My cousin did something like this and called it “A celebration of our wedding” or something. To me, a reception denotes an event that happens immediately after a wedding, but that’s just my opinion. I don’t think there is anything wrong with calling it a reception if that is what you are most comfortable with.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

I like wedding celebration

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

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Mandy727 :  yeah that sounds a little strange to me too. I would just call it a reception. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

I like wedding celebration also, or celebration of vows. 

Wedding soiree, wedding fete, wedding meet, greet and celebration, 

Quaint wedding reception will be held at _____

Garden reception will be held at __ pm at _______ estate/private residence/home of.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

By definition it is a reception, so it’s definitely okay to call it that. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would roll my eyes if I got an invite for a wedding ‘reception’ on a different day to the ceremony, as it looks like you’re a B grade invitee, even if there was no reception on the actual wedding date. 

Honestly, I would go with some kind of wording about wedding celebration, because that is more accurate to what is being hosted, and less likely to creat confusion and potentially offend. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

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Mandy727 :  A reception just means you’re recieving guests. Receptions are usually held to celebrate someone or something, but the word is not inherently related to weddings at all. I’m not sure why some people are so opposed to calling a later celebration a reception.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper

I agree with pp, it is a  reception but if you fear some people  may feel second rated  by a reception invitation that didn’t  include an actual wedding, then go with ‘celebration’

Either way ,it is is imperative you make clear the marriage has already taken place. Something like ….to celebrate the  marriage of  OP and Mr OP which took place in NYC on 3rd May 2018  ‘  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Call it a hometown celebration or Wedding Party. I would avoid the word reception.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

maybe look for elopement party invitation wording for inspiration (even if it wasn’t an elopement, the situation is similar). A quick Pinterest search showed examples like “We got married, come celebrate with us” or like “Wedding Celebration” and separately “the couple was married mm/dd/yyyy”

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