(Closed) Wording for light appetizer reception??

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

afternoon spiked tea reception?

On my main invite, I had at the bottom:

feast, cocktails and merriment to follow

another version rejected:

feast, wine and merriment to follow 

the reception card said: please join us after the ceremony for cocktails, dinner and merriment

I had an info card with hotel, dress etc info. Under the details tab I stated: The ceremony and cocktail hour will take place on a grass lawn. A seated buffet dinner to follow. 

Maybe the easiest is to have the basics on the main invite. Have the reception card state something like an afternoon ceremony with  appetizers and desserts. (but with nicer wording)

Post # 4
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Worker bee

How about "Afternoon reception with light refreshments to follow"?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the "light refreshments":it incorporates that the hors d’oeuvres won’t be hot and that no meal will be served. Another option would be something along the lines of "Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks to follow".

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

How about something along the lines of:

Cocktail Reception with light refreshments to follow 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have seen it written just

Hors D’oeuvers Reception to follow

I don’t think you have to put anything about the drink options

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

BonnieBon, that’s perfect. I think the Hors D’oeuvers Reception is ideal for what she’s having.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We’re doing the light refreshments as well. We decided to do something that says, "Drinks, Nibbles, and Merriment to follow Ceremony!" Something that makes it more fun and celebratory!

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