Post # 1
“You are invited to our wedding ceremony at our church, followed by cake and champagne. But there isn’t a reception after that.”
Is it enough to write:
NAME1 and NAME2
invite you to join them at their wedding
followed by cake and bubbly
Or do I need to add clarification about the complete lack of reception? And if so, how do I say it?!
Post # 3
@just_me: I think if its early enough in the day/not at a meal time, people will get it. I think what you have written though is also just fine!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I wouldnt say anything about the reception, you dont want to sound like youre apologising for not having one
Post # 5
At the end of the invitation, say something along the lines of “Champagne and Cake to follow” or have a seperate “reception” card that says something like “come join us for cake and champagne at…”
If you are considering having other finger foods/ hourve dourves and other drinks (which can be bought at stores for really cheap) you may be able to get away with saying something like “Cocktail reception to follow” at the end of the invitation.
Post # 6
@amycy: Nice idea, but it really is just cake and a few photos. And is in the church.
Post # 7
@Mrs.LemonDrop: Thanks 🙂 Now that we’ve sent our save the dates, I’m trying to let as many people know by word of mouth so try should have an inkling already.
Post # 8
@leecy87: Very true.
We are hoping to have a reception-type party at our one year anniversary but I don’t want to write that on the invitations in case our plans change in the next 18 months 🙂