Reception Only Invitation Wording


An intimate wedding ceremony is so romantic. More and more couples are choosing to opt for micro-wedding ceremonies witnessed by only their closest family and friends. Quite often, a small ceremony is followed up by a large reception.

If you’re hosting a reception-only wedding, you should still send out a formal wedding invitation. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtfulness and you’ll be able to gather accepts and regrets through a traditional R.S.V.P card.

Reception Only Invitation Wording

There’s nothing fancy or tricky about reception-only invitation wording and there are several ways to word your invite just right. The key will be deciding if you want your invitation to feel formal or informal.

Formal Reception-Only Invitation Wording

If you’re throwing a traditional wedding reception, your invitation wording can set the tone. Here are a few examples, based on who will be hosting:

1. The Bride’s Parents are Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. John Belleview
have the pleasure of announcing
the marriage of their daughter
Anne Brittany
to
Jonathon Duke Douglass

Please join us for a wedding reception
celebrating their marriage
on Saturday the sixth of July
two thousand and twenty-four
at seven o’clock in the evening
The Harriet Inn Ballroom
2150 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont


2. The Couple is Hosting

If the two of you are hosting (i.e. paying for the reception), the traditional wording looks like this:

We, Anne Brittany Belleview
and
Jonathon Duke Douglass
will be married in a private ceremony
on Saturday, the sixth of July
two thousand and twenty-four

Please join us in celebration
at our wedding reception
following the ceremony
at seven o’clock in the evening
The Harriet Inn Ballroom
2150 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont


3. The Whole Family is Hosting

With great joy, we announce that
Anne Brittany Belleview
and
Jonathon Duke Douglass
will be married in a private ceremony

Together with our families, we ask
that you join us to celebrate
at our wedding reception
on the sixth of July
Two thousand and twenty-four
at seven o’clock in the evening
The Harriet Inn Ballroom
2150 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont


Informal Reception-Only Invitation Wording

If your wedding reception is a casual affair you can loosen the wording up a bit and have a little fun. Here are some examples, based on your reception style:

1. Dinner and Dancing Reception

We Got Married!
Please join us as we
celebrate our marriage
with dinner, dancing and love!

July 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Trattoria Delia
19 Center Street
Waitsfield, Vermont

with love,
Anne and Jonathon Douglass


2. I Do BBQ

We did! We do! Let’s BBQ!
Please join us at our
wedding reception

July 6th at 1:00
Travis Street Brewing
29 Long Lake Drive
Waitsfield, Vermont


3. Open House Style Reception

You’re invited to celebrate
the marriage of
Anne and Jonathon Douglass

Please join us for refreshments on
Saturday, July 6th from 1:00 – 5:00
at our home
1938 Chamber Lane
Waitsfield, Vermont


4. Destination Wedding Reception

Anne and Jonathon Douglass
are happy to announce
their marriage that took place in a private ceremony
on Wednesday, the ninth of November
two thousand twenty three
in Los Cabos, Mexico

Please celebrate with them at a reception
on Saturday, July 6th at 1:00 in the afternoon
Trattoria Delia
19 Center Street
Waitsfield, Vermont

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