(Closed) Just saying reception to follow…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@smith2be: Honestly “reception to follow” would make me think full sit down dinner. But as long as there is enough food to make dinner out of the heavy hors d’eurves then you are fine.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

We had the same thing and just put ‘Reception Immediately Following’.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

With that much food, anyone expecting a meal will make a meal of it anyhow.

No worries.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Hmmm…the amount that you listed looks like a ton of food so I think you are safe.  Generally I would agree with your Bridesmaid or Best Man about cocktail reception, but I don’t think its the end of the world.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would put cocktail reception.. Is there no way to rearrange it to fit one more word?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

How about ‘festivities to follow’?  That could be anything.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Actually the time of day is supposed to dictate the reception and all you are ever supposed to put on is reception immediately following ceremony or reception time place etc

I think it sounds very wonderful and very filling btw

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the time of your wedding technically dictates whether a full meal will be served. the only reason to put “cocktail reception to follow” is if the time dictates a meal and you’re not providing that.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

With that much food…you are safe. 🙂 I’d go with what you have.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If the invites are already printed, then I think you’re fine. You could alter it to say any number of things, but at the end of the day, I don’t think anyone is going to be upset with what you’re providing. Maybe they will be surprised, but not upset. Also, do you have a wedding website? My cousin getting married is doing a hors d’oeurves, drinks and desserts instead of lunch and wrote that on their website, but it just says “reception immediately following” on the invitation.

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