How do you do cocktail hour on wedding invitations?


  1. The celebration continues // with cocktails, dinner and dancing.
  2. Please join us // for drinks, dinner and merriment.
  3. Celebrate // please join us for drinks, dinner and dancing.

Can you have a cocktail wedding reception?

The main benefit of a cocktail wedding reception is that you can create a real party vibe, with plenty of room for a dancefloor and a spacious bar area. Cocktail weddings are also a great option if you’re planning to have a larger guest list, as there’ll be more space to accommodate standing guests.

Do you need a separate reception card with wedding invitations?

If your reception is taking place at a different location from your ceremony or if there’s a significant time break between the two events, you’ll probably need to include a separate reception card with your invitation.

How do you tell guests they have to pay for drinks?

How do we let the guest know that they are expected to pay for their own drinks? The Etiquette Queen says: You simply put in the invitation, bottom left or right, in small letters the words “cash bar”…that way, your guests will know to bring money to pay for their drinks.

How do you specify adults only on an invitation?

On the Invitation Though some people avoid it, Swann says there’s absolutely nothing wrong with stating clearly that the occasion is adults-only. You can include this on the main invite or the RSVP card. “This is an adult-only occasion.”

Are cocktail weddings cheaper?

Cocktail receptions aren’t always necessarily cheaper than seated. Your guests will likely drink more than at a dinner reception, so your alcohol costs might go up. And depending on the style of furniture and décor, costs may be similar to a sit-down reception.

How much food is needed for a cocktail wedding reception?

While a general rule of thumb is to allot one pound of food per guest, plus beverages and dessert, the following metric can help quantify courses according to party type and what food you plan to serve.