(Closed) Reception Card

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

not sure what the rules are but i am putting both times down. “cocktails begin at 5:00” “reception begins at 6:00”

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Post # 4
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

i think you can put both, or you can just put the start time, and hope people come on time.  I don’t think there is definitely etiquette either way though

Post # 6
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’d put both so your guests know exactly what to expect.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@roxy- i agree! i think thats also a good idea to make the gap seem less. My ceremony is at 3 and will be over by 4 or 4:15. that way its only 45 minutes to the cocktail hour at 5:00

(even though its 1 hour 45 minutes from end of ceremony to the actual reception time )

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Post # 8
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not having a cocktail hour, so ours just has the reception start time.  But, I also agree with putting both.

Post # 9
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We just put the cocktail hour and then just said dinner and dancing to follow (which most folks assume anyway).

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think we put “cocktail and dinner reception to begin at 6pm”.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would only put the time of the cocktail hour (as the start of the reception) so that people don’t skip it.

Here is what I did for ours:

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It took my mom and I a few glasses of wine and putting our thinking caps on to figure out how we really wanted to word it 🙂

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