(Closed) VOTE: Which words to put on Invite?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which words
    Reception to Follow : (12 votes)
    86 %
    Reception to Immediately Follow : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We used “reception to follow”. If it’s all in the same location I think it’s pretty obvious that the reception will happen right after the ceremony.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Definately “Immediately to follow”. I know FAR too many friends who would get confused even if the reception was in the same locale as the ceremony – some might even wander off!

    Post # 5
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would use Immediately, but I would say either “Reception immediately following” or “reception to follow immediately” – “reception to immediately follow” sounds very awkward to my ears. Might be a regional thing….?

    Post # 8
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    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Technically “to immediately follow” is a split infinitive and is incorrect. However this is one of those grammar rules which have evolved over time. In formal written correspondence, the split infinitive should probably still be avoided. So says the Oxford Dictionary at least.

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    “Immeadiately to follow” / “Immeadiately following” just sound odd to me.  I’d just say “Reception to Follow”.

    Note: I’ve actually never seen a wedding invitation that included the word immeadiately.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    “Reception to Immediately follow” sounds funny for a reason.  it’s a split infinitive.  Any verb that starts with “to” like “to follow” should not be split up.  If you want to convey the same meaning, say “Reception immediately following” or “Reception to follow immediately”.

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