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  • ViczaesarViczaesar Central Coast, CA member
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    kirby400 said:
    ok, this will invite the wrath of some posters here.   The definition of a reception is the "The action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted." The definition on the Oxford English Dictionary (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/reception)  goes further to say, with respect to weddings: "A formal social occasion held to welcome someone or to celebrate a particular event:"

    Since the reception is an action or a process, it implies a relationship. So while it is true the party is coordinated by the couple, it can also be seen as their community recognizing them as a new family unit.

    That has been the long-standing purpose of a marriage act. Not only an expression of love (which can take many forms) but a public declaration of their commitment. The reception is for their community (social, religious, political, cultural) to recognize that union.

    It's about the sharing and recognition not about who is hosting over whom. Your community traditions will define the acceptable practices of how that's accomplished.

    Yeah, no.



  • Viczaesar said:
    kirby400 said:
    ok, this will invite the wrath of some posters here.   The definition of a reception is the "The action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted." The definition on the Oxford English Dictionary (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english /reception)  goes further to say, with respect to weddings: "A formal social occasion held to welcome someone or to celebrate a particular event:"

    Since the reception is an action or a process, it implies a relationship. So while it is true the party is coordinated by the couple, it can also be seen as their community recognizing them as a new family unit.

    That has been the long-standing purpose of a marriage act. Not only an expression of love (which can take many forms) but a public declaration of their commitment. The reception is for their community (social, religious, political, cultural) to recognize that union.

    It's about the sharing and recognition not about who is hosting over whom. Your community traditions will define the acceptable practices of how that's accomplished.

    Yeah, no.
    Nice try redefining the meaning of language, but D-. 
    Your first quoted definition has nothing to do with a party. It explains the word reception in a different form. You could receive a blow to the head, or have bad telephone reception. 
    Doesn't change the rules of etiquette.
    But nice stretch, and quite a theory. Wrong, but credit for reaching.

    The second definition is the form of reception we're discussing. Cut and dry. A formal social occasion. 
    You are "receiving" guests at a reception.  If it's your wedding, you (or your family) are the hosts. 
    Look in that big old book of words again:

    NOUN

    1A person who receives or entertains other people as guests:a dinner-party host
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