Post # 1
For those of you who had the ceremony & reception at the same location, what wording did you use for the invitation?
We were just going to put "Reception to follow" at the bottom of the invite, but our ceremony is at six p.m. and my mom is concerned that people will think they need to eat beforehand unless we mention dinner specifically. She suggested "Reception with dinner to follow," but I think that sounds kind of clunky. Any advice?
Post # 3
What about "Dinner and dancing to follow"?
Post # 4
I suggested that too, amysue — my fiance shot it down, he said it didn’t sound formal enough 😛 (He has surprisingly strong opinions about the weirdest things …)
Post # 5
We also said Dinner and Dancing to Follow. I thought that it was important not only to let people know that there was dinner, but that they should wear their dancing shoes and plan on staying late!
If your Fiance doesn’t like that, you could say Dinner Reception to Follow.
Although honestly I don’t get the "not formal enough" thing. My Fiance had some ideas about what was "formal" and "not formal enough" as well – I pointed out to him that we weren’t actually having a black tie wedding, so the idea that anything else needed to be "formal" was a little silly.
Post # 6
Me too. " Dinner and Danceing to follow."
Post # 7
"A Dinner Reception to Follow"
Post # 8
"Dinner, Dancing and Happily Ever After To Follow" — I stole it from somewhere.
Post # 9
We said "The celebration with dinner and dancing immediately following." Everyone we talked to agreed that that phrase would effectly convey that the reception was in the same location.
Post # 10
Mine just said Reception to Follow, but we had a dinner choice on the online RSVP so everyone knew they would be eating. Are you giving people a choice? Ours was beef, chicken, or vegetarian.