Post # 1
I’m having a bit of an issue with my wedding invitations.
I got the proofs from the printing company and had fiancé read them over. He doesn’t usually have a comment on anything but the first thing he said was that it sounds like we’re cheaping out.
It reads, “Cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to follow”.
This ‘cocktail reception’ is actually costing quite a bit more than a traditional sit down meal would.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how better to word this?
Post # 3
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
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 – –