(Closed) HELP!! What kind of reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Is that what they call a cocktail reception?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

hmmm… How many guests are you having?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@soon2bhis: I am doing the EXACT same thing! All you have to do is make sure that people know that it is a cocktail reception. You don’t have to mention anything about the midnight buffet. This is what I am doing:

Each day begins fresh and new
knowing I’ll be spending
it with you

 

Jessica ____

and

Jean Philippe _______

 

Invite you to join the celebration
as they tie the knot
on Saturday, September 3rd
at six thirty in the evening

The Nation Golf Course
731 County Road #19
Curran, Ontario

Please join us for a cocktail reception after the ceremony

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Thta’s a tough one. I think I might say “please join us for hors d’oeuvres and dancing immediately after the ceremony” even though you are doing more than that…I have hear of people saying “heavy hors d’oeuvres”, but I think that sounds a little odd.   I wouldn’t mention the snack.


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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were invited to a wedding similar to this and the invitation said something like, “Hors d’oeuvre reception to immediately follow”

They ended up having SO many hors d’oeuvres, it was more food than a sit-dow reception.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

This is definitely a cocktail reception.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree that cocktail reception sounds better … but I can see where people may be confused, thinking cocktails mean drinks (and not food)?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Don’t need to mention the late night snack.  I think you can go with either cocktail or hors d’oeuvre wording on your invitation- whatever you think sounds better!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 Call it a cocktail reception and people will know not to expect a full meal. Everyone knows that with cocktails.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with the other posters on calling it a cocktail reception. Just about everyone knows that means there won’t be a full meal. And the late night snack will just be a pleasant surprise.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Call it a cocktail reception.  I’d make sure the ceremony wasn’t immediately beforehand though, as people may want to eat more than just hors d’oeuvres at 7:30pm. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Pia2010:My thoughts exact

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