Post # 1
I’m having my ceremony at 3pm. Following a dinner at 430p and should go on to about 6p at the latest. Now our dinner is at the church but we will have a drinking, dancing and light refreshments at a club house. This will be from 6pm no later than 1030. How do I word this in my invitations? If the time runs over we are ok. I’m just trying to not have a gap in between. The reason we are having the dinner at the church is because of the space as far as seating. The club house will be set up for a party so no real seating. Chairs and tables will be provided though. I guess it will be like a cocktail reception. Does this sound alright? My fiancee just wants a celebration after with no restrictions so here we go. Lol
Post # 2
I would just put “reception to follow at X” then have the pastor make an announcement after the ceremony that dinner will be served at the church. That seems easier than trying to explain it all on the invite.
Post # 3
I would put the name of the church on the invite and have a seperate insert for the reception. On the reception card list the time and place for dinner and the later location and time for drinking and dancing. I would want the guest to know ahead of time the timeline and locations just in case someone was running late, had to leave early, arranging transporation ect. I don’t think that reception cards are necessary (although etiquette rules suggest them if the reception is in a serperate location), but it your case it would probably mean less confusion for your guest!
Post # 4
How about something like this… (I faked your venue names)…
Ceremony – 3pm – St Pat Church
Dinner – 4:30pm – St Pat Church Dining Hall
Cocktail reception – 6pm – Crazy Club
If your church has a name for their hall (as many do) you can list it to sound even more official. Like “St Pat Church – Miller Hall.”
Post # 5
jenbrandner : ty.That sounds good