Post # 1
We’re planning an outdoor reception on top of a hill that is covered in grass (Saddlerock Ranch, Chateau le Dome). I want to let our guests know, through our invitations, that it’s a rustic venue, but I’m not sure how to word it! I was thinking “Rustic Outdoor Reception To Follow”, but I’m afraid it won’t be descriptive enough. Any Saddlerock brides out there? Has anyone with a rustic wedding had this problem?? Any creative bee’s out there??? HELP!!
Post # 3
I think “Rustic Outdoor Reception” covers it. From that I would know to 1)wear wedges or flats, and 2)bring a wrap/sweater. You could clarify this further on your website if you are having one, but I really think what you have covers it.
Post # 4
Thanks Pinkslipper! I thought the same thing, but my mother feels differently.
Post # 5
If you have inserts with your invitation you can always just write a little message on one of them. Like at the end of your directions perhaps say “Please note we are having a hilltop reception so please plan accordingly” Most people will get it and like Pinkslipper said, you can always expand on your website. We’re also doing the mountain wedding, cocktails on a big lawn, dirt paths etc. and we didn’t say any of that on the invite but spread the word when talking about the wedding and put a note on the website to bring sweaters and where skinny heels at your own risk!
Post # 6
Great suggestions, ladies!!! I never thought about adding something to the directions!
Post # 7
We put something similar to the two suggestions above in our invites (reception wording and insert information). The people I have asked seem to be getting the idea.
Post # 8
My wording is this, I’m hoping most people get the “under the stars” line to mean it’s an indoor/outdoor event!
Together with their families,
My Name and His Name
Invite you to share with them
A night under the stars
As they exchange vows
And begin their