I am at a loss for how to word the invitations detailing a party the night before the wedding to welcome out-of-town guests. This wine/beer/appetizers event is in place of a formal rehearsal dinner, and will be an additional insert with our wedding invitations. The wedding invites themselves are not very formal.
Here's what I have so far, but I feel that it doesn't read well:
For our out-of-town guests and close friends, we wanted to set up a special time to officially welcome you to the last name / last name wedding. Please join us for drinks and appetizers on the evening prior to the wedding at the home of the mother of the bride.
When: June 7, 2013. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: address city, state zip
If you plan to attend, please send your RSVP to -- at --. Maps and directions are available on the wedding website.
How can I improve this!? Thank you so much in advance.