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What time to put on invite?

We are doing our cocktail first, at 4:30, with a short Bedeken at the end, followed by the ceremony at 5:30 and the reception immediately following.  What time do I put on the invite?
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Re: What time to put on invite?

  • LBRM_NJLBRM_NJ member
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    edited December 2011
    If your cocktail hour is first, at 4:30, I'd put 4:30.
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  • shortee426shortee426 member
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    edited December 2011
    That's what my original intention was.  I just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing.  Thanks!
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  • chavanolachavanola member
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    edited December 2011
    I put the time of both the chuppah and the cocktail hour on mine (the cocktail is happening before the chuppah).  That way people know when the ceremony is starting if they're going to be late.
  • RachiemooRachiemoo member
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    edited December 2011
    i agree with chava as if people think the ceremony starts at 4:30 they'll probably show up early.  its nice to know if it is a cocktail hour so that if you're 5 minutes late you won't miss the ceremony!
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  • shortee426shortee426 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_jewish-weddings_time-put-invite?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:399Discussion:3ef97e52-fe0f-4c6a-8a3b-cf15a5cc2b7fPost:8439347d-0894-444b-a105-52a9d318ec8e">Re: What time to put on invite?</a>:
    [QUOTE]i agree with chava as <strong>if people think the ceremony starts at 4:30 they'll probably show up early.</strong>  its nice to know if it is a cocktail hour so that if you're 5 minutes late you won't miss the ceremony!
    Posted by Rachiemoo[/QUOTE]

    <div>That's what my concern is.  Because it is so common to have the ceremony first I'm worried if people see 4:30 on the invite that they will show up at 4:00, to be early.  I'm contemplating going with Chava's idea (how would I word it?) or maybe splitting the different and putting 5:00.</div>
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  • RachiemooRachiemoo member
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    edited December 2011
    something like:

    cocktails begin at 4:30
    chuppah promptly at 5:30

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  • shortee426shortee426 member
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    edited December 2011
    Would this look right?  Would people understand the timing?

    Mr. and Mrs. Bride's parents
    request the pleasure of your company
    at the marriage of their daughter
    shortee
    to
    shortee's FI
    son of Dr. and Mrs. Groom's parents
    on Sunday the twenty-sixth of June
    Two thousand eleven
    at five-thirty in the afternoon

    LOCATION
    ADDRESS
    CITY, STATE

    Cocktails being at four-thirty in the afternoon
    Chuppah promptly at five-thirty

    Reception to immediately follow

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  • chavanolachavanola member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011

    Shortee that's pretty much exactly how my invite works:


    Cocktail hour (5pm)

    Chuppah (6pm)

    Reception Immediately following Chuppah

    I haven't had any problems with anyone understanding it yet and we have a wide range of guests.

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