Post # 1
Ours is going to be a short and intimate ceremony nothing big. no dancing.
There’s going to be chairs for the ceremony and live music, and after we’re going to have spiral sandwiches, fruit (or pastries) and cupcakes. Everyone will eat, mingle, and walk arround the beautiful garden and listen to the music. It will be at 11:30 in the morning on a sunday. It won’t be long-maybe 1 1/2 hours, and we’re going to set up the chairs in a spiral, so people can sit if they need to.
How do I word the invitations to reflect this. We really don’t want to have anything bigger then this- it’s perfect for us as a couple. I really want to let people know that this is what we’re doing and if it’s too far to come for such a small event then it’s OK to say no.
This is for us, not them.
Post # 3
Light hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception to follow, concluding at 1:00 p.m.
Or even drop the hors d’doeuvres part. You could definitely condense it. Do you have the design of your invitations yet? Will you have any inserts? That could guide you in how to structure it (two different lines vs one sentence).
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
At the bottom of the invite add a line: “light refreshments following the ceremony.” So long as you scheduled your ceremony and reception during a “snack” time of the day and not a meal time, you should be all right.
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Post # 6
@beachbride1216: Me too!! SHould I also put “concluding at one”?
Post # 7
My wedding was similar, only at a public park with picnic tables, so our invitation said “picnic lunch to follow the ceremony”. That conveyed that it was casual and there was no dancing. I feel like “reception” implies music and dancing.