(Closed) Need help with wording to let people know of 'wedding weekend'

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The festivities begin Saturday morning with breakfast and a Starbucks coffee/tea bar. However, we will arrive at the Lodge on Friday night so feel free to join us early! After breakfast, we hope to have your company on an easy 1 mile (each way) hike up a mountain trail to take in the views and the fall air/foliage. There will be lots of amenities to have fun with  — a hay ride is available, we’ve got inappropriate board games, football, a pool table, and giant beer pong. A Soup n’ sandwich lunch will be provided at noon, before the ceremony on Saturday. We know you will all need some energy the next morning after the Reception dinner so Sunday morning there will also be a Starbucks bar, and we would love for you to stay for brunch (included in guests’ room price). 

 

* I did this fast but I think it’s better because I don’t think it’s proper to say “we won’t pay” and it just sounds a little more elegant/polite rather than just listing the meals included or not included.

 

Hope it helps!!

 

PS Your wedding weekend sounds great!!

I think just saying we wil get there on Fri and come early helps show that the planned events don’t start until Saturday so most people would understand that nothing is hosted/included for Friday night.


 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

State what you are providing. It’s an easy assumption that it is not covered if it is not mentioned.

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureMrsLAL:  I don’t think I would include the prices. Your guests can go online or phone the venue.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

To simplify, I wouldn’t mention breakfast because technically you aren’t providing it and they’ll get it no matter what. 

 

We’re looking forward to spending time with each of you! To make the most of it, we have arranged a hike, hayrides and games. To re-charge after all of the fun, we will be providing lunch on Saturday. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Firework:  did a great job! Here are a few little tweaks I might suggest, just for flow…

The festivities begin Saturday morning with breakfast and a Starbucks coffee/tea bar. However, we will arrive at the Lodge on Friday night so feel free to join us early! After complimentary breakfast at the lodge, we hope to have your company on an easy one mile (each way) hike up a mountain trail to take in the views and the fall air/foliage. There will be lots of fun activities and amenities  — a hay ride is available, along with inappropriate board games, football, a pool table, and giant beer pong. A soup n’ sandwich lunch will be provided at noon, before the 4:00 pm ceremony on Saturday. For those of you who will need some energy the next morning after the reception dinner, there will be a Starbucks bar on Sunday as well. Finally, we hope that you’ll join us for the lodge’s complimentary Sunday brunch. 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FutureMrsLAL I guess if there is no special group room rate then maybe just leave it off and give the contact info for the lodge? If there is a special group rate, I have seen that mentioned along with the “code” JonesWedding or w.e provided. If that’s not the case, perhaps just directing them to the website is enough.

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