Post # 1
We are getting married at 7:00, however, we would like for our guests to arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 for a pre-ception of very very light hor d’voures and drinks and activities. I don’t want guests to think we aren’t having a reception though, because we are having a dinner and dancing reception. The preception is just basically small snack to hold them over until dinner time and a few minutes to relax and get comfy. Kind of like a coctail hour before the wedding, but the booze aren’t being offered until the actual reception, so I don’t want to put coctail hour on there…. ANy ideas or suggestions?
I was going to put on the very bottom of my invite in a small font:
Preception to begin at 6:30
That kind of leaves much to be desired though. I want guests to want to come. Should I just include another information card in there? I want people to arrive early, but I don’t want someone not to come because they can’t be there at 6:30 ya know?
Post # 3
Light refreshments provided 6:30 pm
Post # 4
I would be pretty dissapointed if my light refreshment didn’t include alcohol while socializing with relatives. lol
But light refreshments is a good wording.
Post # 5
Being that where I am from alcohol is rarely served at weddings, much less a coctail hour, I think it will be fine. Receptions are typically held at the church with punch and cake. I just didn’t want to say coctail hour and then there NOT be alcohol during that time, because it’s not coctail hour by any means.
My hesitation with light refreshments, I’m afraid they will think that will be all they get and there will not be any food later. Should I include that we will be having dinner and dancing after?
Post # 6
Maybe put at the bottom:
Light refreshments at 6:30
Formal reception to follow ceremony.
Post # 8
I would give them Info for both:
Social hour to begin at 6:30
Dinner and dancing to follow Ceremony
Post # 9
Social hour definitely works. Thanks