(Closed) How to say “Reception to follow” (invitation wording help!)

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How about “Food and merriment to follow”?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

“And then a good time will be had by all!”

… I’ve got nothin’ other than that.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Dinner and dancing immediately following

Feasting and merriment to follow

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are using “Dinner and Dancing” I prefer that to “Reception”. You can use “Celebration” or something? Be careful though, because you might confuse people. Make it clear that they will be fed. Otherwise, you will have people calling you the week of your wedding asking if there is dinner provided. No fun for anyone.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wanted something different too & that would convey that the wedding was more informal, so we had:

“Food, Wine, and Merriement To Follow”

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

  To share in our happiness
kindly join us for
cocktails, dinner and dancing

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi there.  I’m right in the middle of all this invitation business, as some of you know, and I came across something I really liked:

dinner and dancing to follow under the stars.

I actually prefer “reception” to dinner and dancing because why use two words when you can say it as well in one?

so we’re prob going with “reception to follow under the stars” (no quotes of course; that’s for your clarity)!

I loved under the stars cause our wedding is in NYC and no one could tell from the name of the place that there is a huge outdoor terrace and I kinda wanted the ladies to know what to expect (unless it’s raining of course).

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

To map (insert) or not to map?

So, it turns out our invitations are quite on the formal/elegant side.  Very beautiful, very heavy stock Crane & Co (their white is actually a light ivory) with black ink, monogram of our two first initials on top.  I’ll spare you the other details! Here are my Qs — do we put the address of the location right on the invitation or just the name of the place and underneath that, write New York City?  And, even if we write the address on the invite, it is not the street of the actual entrance, and I’m quite sure even saavy New Yorkers won’t be able to find it. We are not having a wedding website (cause I’m not saavy or organized enough ! and because I want to leave something to our guests’ imaginations).  So, in this kind of invitation, is it okay to enclose a separate map of some kind? And if so, what kind of paper, what size, is black and white okay since there’s absolutely no color in the invites themselves?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used

Dinner, dancing, and merriment to follow

at six o’clock in the evening

Venue

Chicago, Illinois

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Busy bee

We used “feast and merriment to follow”

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Sugar bee

I’m having a completely seperate reception card, but it reads:

Dine. Dance. Celebrate

At 6 pm.

Location info

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m seriously considering “food and fun to follow”

Not sure about the etiquette/formality of this, however, but I like to do things my own way, so I don’t really care!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ladies! I have an erroneous post on here, after my -tried-to-be helpful response, about maps in the invites.  So sorry.  I can be such a dork sometimes on the computer!

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