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Invitation wording when ceremony and reception are in the same place
Do you need to include a line saying "Reception to Follow" on the invitation if the ceremony and reception are in the same place? There will be a cocktail hour for the guests while we take pictures, and the reception is immediately following cocktail hour. Any suggestions? I've heard the "Reception to Follow" line is improper, but don't want my guests to wonder if they will be fed or not. Help!

Married: 07/18/2008
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Posted On: Jan 18, 2008 at 3:55 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Weddings By DK

Weddings By DK
Jan 18, 2008 at 5:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
When a wedding ceremony and reception are held in the same location, reception cards are not necessary. A line after the city and state can read, “and afterwards at the reception,” or “reception following ceremony.”

The Invitation Loungr

The Invitation Lounge
Jan 19, 2008 at 11:41 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree...Keep it simple and minimize your cost....You can also reiterate on the programs

Married: 04/26/2008
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Jan 21, 2008 at 5:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I used a reception to follow line. It just seemed silly to have reception cards since our reception is just upstairs from our ceremony, but like you said, I definitely wanted people to know we're feeding them.

For whatever it's worth, I ordered my invites from The guy on the phone (I had foreign language accents, so ended up calling) was so so nice and spent a lot of time with me. He said reception to follow is totally normal, which eased my stress a lot.

Hope that helps!

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