(Closed) Invitation wording for a cocktail reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Invites are supposed to communicate to the guests what they should expect, not how much you spent. The reason why people put “cocktail reception” is so that their guests don’t come hungry expecting dinner and so that the guests can gage how much time they’ll spend at the event. Thus it’s kind of hard to change up the wording. I think if anything, your wording sounds like it’s trying to hard, so I might say “cocktail reception and dancing” and leave it at that…unless you’re worried people will think there will be NO food (most cocktail receptions include food, though).

By The Way: I doubt that anyone will think “Hmm…so cheap!”–and if they do, well they’re superficial jerks. Why do you care if other people know what you spent–it’s none of their business.

I think your reception sounds like a grand ol time!

Post # 4
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, cocktail receptions are a pretty penny as we sometimes forget when we offer hour d’oeuvres only, we have to have a good amount in order for people to be adequately fed.   What about putting something like – – Dancing & Delight to Follow – –

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