- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Working on my invites and the wording. I know it’s important to explain what a guest can expect but I don’t how how to say it.
Ceremony is 2:30. Afternoon Tea is at 3:00-5:00. Although the wedding is basically over at 5ish we want all who are interested in chilling at the venue to stay and have fun on a probably bright and sunny summer day. The “afterparty” is stuff like canoes in a little lake, a small waterpark, fire pits, playground, games room (pool, foozeball, airhockey), basketball and tennis courts ect. These things might require a change in clothes and also migrates from indoors to outdoors. The lack of a full meal would possibly limit the length of the after party beyond what people might otherwise stay for so I’m considering renting the onsite commercial BBQ and having some burgers and fixings on hand. We’ll also have the bar stay open and the remaining reception food kicking around after the staff depart.
So what does it say?
“Afternoon Tea Reception to Follow” doesn’t say enough.
Is this too convoluted?
“Afternoon Tea Reception will be served followed by evening outdoor/water activities and BBQ”
Fiance and I will not really be around for the activities and BBQ – that’s my parents hosting. Would people be expecting us to be around if that’s listed like that? I wouldn’t expect any of my friends to really hang around much after the reception. FI’s family is not coming so really it will be my extended family hanging out like the might any other day in a summer and it really stops being my wedding when it gets into that.
I’m almost wondering if the whole BBQ thing takes away from the classiness I’m creating with the afternoon tea. My mom dismissed having a BBQ wedding when I was trying to come up with afternoonish menus because it wasn’t wedding enough but we’re adding it back into there. I get the food needs to be served and the men folk wouid likely apprechiate some realy cuts of meat vs dainties so it makes sense.. just the look of it is so weird.
“Afternoon Tea Reception will be served. Afterwards, outdoor facility access and evening sips and bites ” with the curious able to explore more about the venue on our website without focusing too much on the BBQ aspect?
Maybe just “Further details on wedding website” and the whole thing can be explained?