(Closed) How would you word this for the invitation?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I took the liberty of realigning some of the lines and editing.

 

Together with their parents

BRIDE

and

GROOM

Invite you to the celebration of their marriage

on Saturday, April 11 Two Thousand and Fifteen {today’s date as example}

at Two Thirty in the Afternoon {write out time – don’t put o’clock unless it is on hour}

at LOCATION ADDRESS

Guests will be treated at (location name) prior to the reception. {You don’t need to state prior to the start as prior already means before, it was redundant}

The reception will be held at:

The Stockroom

LOCATION ADDRESS

at Four Thirty in the Afternoon

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

futuremrsrcb:  Sounds fun. Definitely use Ali’s version though. Also, how many guests are you expecting, and can the ice cream shop accommodate? I’d be worried about parking and lines for the ice cream. If you have that already worked out though, should be fun.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Sounds like fun! Can we all come?! 

You could say on invite:

Guests will be treated to a surprise prior to the reception. Information will be given at the ceremony.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Do hypenate Two-Thirty or use Half-past two in the afternoon, ect, though. (same for 4:30) 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Although I think it’s a cute idea, have you thought about a few possible issues – 

  1. that is a lot of travel from the ceremony, to the ice cream place then to a reception? Are you providing transportation?
  2. what about those guests that are diabetic, lactose intolerant or don’t want ice cream?
  3. two hours in between ceremony and reception is a long time, will the reception area be open right after the ceremony for those that don’t partake and do you have something for them to do at the reception while waiting?
  4. Are you also serving dinner at the reception at 4:30? Some might not want ice cream right before dinner. Also if there are any children, parents might not want them to have ice cream before the reception either (kids wound up on sugar at a reception, ice cream spilled on good clothes, etc). 

I know you were asking about invitation wording but if I were surprised with this at a wedding I would be irritated and probably go to the ceremony then leave, not wanting ice cream and having to wait 2 hours? Oh no.. I’d just leave. Sorry. What about having it after the reception?

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m confused. Is ice cream before the reception, or is ice cream the actual reception? I wouldn’t want to wait for 2 hours after the ceremony to go have ice cream and then turn around and go for dinner. can you do the ice cream after the reception? If ice cream IS the reception then do it earlier or everyone is going to suck down their sundae and leave. It is almost dinner time, they are going to go get dinner. And if you have ice cream before dinner then parents don’t have anything to bribe their kids into good behavior with any more.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would put all of the reception/ice cream stuff on a separate insert.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Horseradish:  I believe the ice cream is the cocktail hour immediately following the ceremony (not 2 hours later).  Ceremony – ice cream “cocktail hour” – reception.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ice cream as cocktail hour just doesn’t work I’m afraid. It’s dessert. People are not going to want dinner once they’re full of dessert or they’re going to skip the ice cream so they don’t spoil their appetites. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

futuremrsrcb:  

FWIW I love your ice cream cocktail hour.  Mid-late afternoon is my favorite time for ice cream.  it’s one of the things I love about the Italians – every day it’s gelato time somewhere in the 3-6pm neighborhood.  

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Horseradish:  “Ice cream cocktail hour just doesn’t work I’m afraid”  

A truer statement is that you are just not the authority on this, I’m afraid. Are you suggesting that the only time one can have ice cream is after dinner?  Because that is a ridiculous idea.

The OP didn’t ask if it works or not and that remark was off topic, btw. 

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