Post # 1
I am the MOB and have finally come to a decision on the Catholic Gap activity: Wedding at 1:30 pm – Formal reception at 6:00 pm. Friends will host a simple garden cocktail reception between 2:30 and 5:30 for those who wish to attend. We have a lot of out of town guests as the groom is not from our home town (or state for that matter).
Do we provide formal information about the “Gap” party in the wedding invitation? My daughter thinks we should but I’m afraid it will confuse people. RSVP’s will not be required for the cocktail reception. I do not want people to feel obligated to spend nearly 12 hours with us. I just want to provide an option for those who wish to have something to do in between the ceremony and the reception.
Please help. Invitations going to the printer this week!
Post # 3
I would just include it in the invitation suite, maybe also the programs. Sometimes the Priest will make an announcement for you.
Post # 4
We’re doing a gap event too. I’m including information about it in the invitation suite and on the website (and possibly on the church program too). I entitled the invitation card “After the Ceremony”.
Post # 5
I’m not Catholic so maybe I shouldn’t have opened this, but I guess Christmas shopping is still on my brain because I only saw “Catholic” and “Gap” and thought it was religious retail shopping.
Post # 6
@luckyprincess: That might be the funniest thing i have ever read on the bee. Thanks for making my day!
Post # 8
I think you could go either way (with the invitation, or in a separate mailing). If you put it in the regular invite, I’d put it on its own separate card or something, and make it clear that the actual RECEPTION is later.