Reception Only Invitation Wording

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We’ve been getting questions lately regarding “reception only” invitation wording. Why is this? Here are a few reasons why couples might need this type of post wedding invitation wording.

  • theirs is a destination wedding and the reception is at a later date
  • desiring a small, private ceremony–but a large reception immediately afterward or later
  • eloping and having the reception at a later date

See below 4 wording samples for “reception only” invitation wording …

Reception Only Invitation Wording

4 Scenarios for {Post-Wedding} Reception Invitation Wording

 

1. Private Ceremony, Same Day Reception {Parents host}

Mr. and Mrs. John Youngren
request the pleasure of your company
at the wedding reception
following the marriage of their daughter

Josilyn Youngren
to
Bailey Alvarez

on July 6, 2015
at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 House 2150 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont

Merriment all night!

 

2. Private Ceremony, Same Day Reception {Bride & Groom host}

Josilyn Youngren and Bailey Alvarez

will be married in a private ceremony
on july 6, 2015

please celebrate with us at our reception
following the ceremony
at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 house 2150 main st.
waitsfield, vermont

merriment all night

 

3. Private Ceremony, Later Reception {Parents host}

Mr. and Mrs. John Youngren
have the pleasure of announcing
the marriage of their daughter

Josilyn Youngren
to
Bailey Alvarez

Please join Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez
in celebration of their marriage
at the wedding reception

on July 6, 2015
at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 House 2150 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont

Merriment all night

 

4. Post-Destination Wedding Reception {Bride & Groom host}

WE DID IT!

Josilyn Youngren
and
Bailey Alvarez

were married in a private ceremony
on the island of Kauai, Hawaii

please celebrate with us at our reception
on july 6, 2015
at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 house 2150 main st.
waitsfield, vermont

merriment all night!

 

Adapted and updated from this post Private Ceremony, Reception Later

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