Q: We've decided not to serve dinner at our 9:30 p.m. reception following an 8:30 p.m. ceremony. How do we let guests know?

A: Most guests will probably not expect you to serve a full dinner that late. To make it clear, mention your intent on the wedding invitations. Wording similar to "Cocktails and dancing to follow at the Inner Harbor Yacht Club," either on the invitation itself or on an enclosure, will let everyone know what to expect.

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