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    • Jd843
    • By Jd843 21st Mar 19, 5:52 PM
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    Evening reception invitation wording
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    • 21st Mar 19, 5:52 PM
    Evening reception invitation wording 21st Mar 19 at 5:52 PM
    Hi

    We've bought some generic invitations to send to guests we'd like to invite to the evening reception only. However, it's just occurred to me that the wording is "kindly join us for the wedding reception of [names] at [time]", and that people could still misunderstand which portion of the day they're invited to. Even if we put, say, 6:30pm, someone could think we're just having a late wedding, and that they're being invited to the whole day except the ceremony. What would you think if you received an invitation like this? Do you think I should get some that explicitly say "evening reception"?
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    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 22nd Mar 19, 5:45 AM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 5:45 AM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 5:45 AM
    Personally I would put two and two together... however there are plenty of people that wouldn't.

    Are you able to return the current invites for a refund? If you are I think that may be the best thing to do to save you a headache in the longrun
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 22nd Mar 19, 5:50 AM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 5:50 AM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 5:50 AM
    if you are invited to a reception at 6:30pm then that is the time most guests will turn up.
    Does it matter whether they think you got married at 10:30am of 4:30pm?
    • Jd843
    • By Jd843 22nd Mar 19, 12:34 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 12:34 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 12:34 PM
    if you are invited to a reception at 6:30pm then that is the time most guests will turn up.
    Does it matter whether they think you got married at 10:30am of 4:30pm?
    Originally posted by Tom99
    I guess I just don't want people to open it up and initially think they're invited to the wedding breakfast onwards, then come to the realisation that they're not. I don't want any awkward conversations where I have to explain to people "you know you're only invited to the evening reception right?"
    • elsien
    • By elsien 22nd Mar 19, 12:39 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 12:39 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 19, 12:39 PM
    You could always add in that it's the evening reception if you think people may misinterpret - we look forwards to seeing you at our evening reception, for example.
    Depends how many you need to write and whether it's easier just to swap them.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Fuzzy_Duck
    • By Fuzzy_Duck 29th Mar 19, 2:43 PM
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    • 29th Mar 19, 2:43 PM
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    • 29th Mar 19, 2:43 PM
    Personally I think it should be clear enough in its current format. I only had immediate family and the wedding party at our ceremony. Everyone else got an invitation stating they were invited to our wedding which was taking place at 6pm, and they were all aware they were coming to the evening do only.
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 2nd Apr 19, 2:56 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 19, 2:56 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 19, 2:56 PM
    i'd get other invites that can specifically say eveninn party - as 'wedding reception' does sound to me like tis just after the ceremony.
    • Jd843
    • By Jd843 3rd Apr 19, 8:25 PM
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    • 3rd Apr 19, 8:25 PM
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    • 3rd Apr 19, 8:25 PM
    Thanks all. We ended up keeping them, and I just kind of dropped it in while giving the invites out that they were for the evening do
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