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Reception Card Wording

For my wedding reception I am taking the restaurant's buffet package and venetian hour, spreading the food throughout three different rooms and opening up the different stations during a five hour period to give it more of a "cocktail" feel. There will be no large tables (except for two reserved for the grandparents) but small 4 to 6 person tables and no assigned seating. How do I word this type of reception on the reception card? My fiancé is afraid that I will mislead people by just saying "Cocktail Wedding Reception" because he feels people will not think they are being fed but I am afraid that I will mislead people by saying "Cocktail and Dinner Reception" because I do not want people to think that they are getting a sit-down dinner.

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    edited December 2011
    That would honestly frustrate me that I am dressed up and have to eat and drink standing up because  the odds of me sitting with 6 tables is slim to none...I have no ideas on that...even in my cocktail hour room there is more than enough seating for the entire party...good luck:)
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    edited December 2011
    There is enough seating for everyone. The table sizes are 4 to 6 people at a table.
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    edited December 2011
    oh sorry read to fast  I thought you meant 4-6 tables duh..lol
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    People will know that they'll be getting some sort of hors d'oeurves during a cocktail party. There always are. I would say something like "Cocktails and dancing to follow" or "Cocktail reception to follow." I think that's fine. I wouldn't bother with "wedding" in it because that's kind of obvious, and "and dinner" does make it sound like a sit-down meal.
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with pp, cocktail receptions are just bigger cocktail hours, enough to eat just more of the choices.
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    DMLJDMLJ member
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    edited December 2011
    Love this idea and thought about doing it for a while- but I really want dancing too so I was afraid it wouldn't work out. I wonder if you even have to put anything different on the card? It will still be "dinner" even though it isn't sit down.
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    edited December 2011
    I think "Cocktail Reception to follow" is appropriate, but I would definitely do assigned seating. I've been to one wedding without assigned seating and it was madness. For example, 8-10 people crammed in at one table, 2 people at the next b/c their table's chairs were swiped by the people trying to sit with their friends/family at the other table.
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