Post # 1
My fiance and I will be having a small wedding (approx 50 guests) next September. We’ll get married my childhood church, and then have a restaraunt “reception”. We will be renting out the second floor of the restaurant, so we’ll be separated from the other patrons (separate restrooms, waitstaff, bartender etc.) I’m not really sure how to word the invitation so that I can set expectations. I don’t want people thinking this will be at a hall and expect the typical wedding reception experience (dancing and such)… how should I word this? There will a cocktail hour, followed by a full 4 course meal. We’ll have an open bar, and I’m still wondering if hiring a DJ would be weird.. we may just have some background dinner music playing. Help!!
Post # 3
I would just say “restaurant reception to follow” or “cocktails and dinner to follow”.
Post # 4
i like “cocktails and dinner to follow at xyz restaurant.”
Post # 5
I agree with the others. Don’t worry about what you’re not offering, just say “cocktails and dinner to follow at X”
Post # 6
I like “cocktails and dinner to follow at xyz restaurant” as well.
Post # 7
I’m no etiquette expert but I don’t think you need to set expectations unless you aren’t serving a full meal so that guests can plan accordingly. I’m having a restaurant reception and I just put “reception to follow”.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! I like it.. simple and gets the point across.
Why didn’t I think of it? 😉