(Closed) No rehearsal or dinner… Welcome drinks? How to word this..

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a welcome BBQ, which I spread by word of mouth, text and FB messages (we didn’t have a wedding website). I just said “come by if you’re in town, it’s really casual, stop by any time between 6-10,” I just made it no pressure, but it’s an option if you will be in town.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m thinking about doing the same thing because almost all of our guests and wedding party will be traveling.  Do you think something like, “We’ll be at X_____ at (time), so if you want to get a drink with us, please stop by.” would work?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We are doing something similar.  Rehearsal dinner is thurs night with just wedding party and parents.  Friday night we’re hosting a “welcome reception” for anyone who is in town the night before the wedding and wants to come have a drink and some snacks.  Dinner will not be provided.  THis was our way of welcoming out of towners and showing our appreciation without having to feed the whole group in a formal setting!

So on the website, for Friday night I’ve posted it as “welcome reception” and described it as an open house from 5:30-7:30 where drinks and light snacks will be provided.  🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Are most of your guest staying at a particular hotel?

I wouldn’t call it a welcome drink because in my experience welcome drinks/parties have always been hosted.

Do you have space at your Place or a friends to have a low key chips and dip, soda, water and punch welcoming party?

That wouldn’t cost very much.

Another option is if you are having a hotel block for those coming up night before, using one of the hotels lounges or hotel bar. Wording it like “Fi will and I will be hanging out here, please stop by and say Hi.

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

First, are you having a processional? If so, I would highly recommend rehearsing.

If you really don’t need to rehearse then I think drinks would be nice. I was considering doing something like that. I was going to word it as something like “We’ll be having drinks at ___ bistro from 8-10 PM, so stop by and join us, if you would like”. We’re now planning on doing a barbeque instead but I think the drink idea would be nice.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

We are doing a destination wedding. We will do a card with events in the invitations in a pocket to the right.. This will include a welcome party with jack-o-lantern cutting. We will also list girls night/guys night out, brunch, etc. The ones that we wont cover will be listed with pricing.

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