Invitations

Permutations and Combinations of Reception Invitation Wording

There are two main categories in which one can write the wedding reception invitation. They are:

1. Post wedding reception invitation

2. Same day wedding reception invitation

If you are throwing the wedding reception, a day or later post the wedding, the invitation will fall into first category i.e. the Post wedding reception invitation. In this case, you will be inviting the guests to celebrate your wedding and wish you good luck on this great day.

However, if you are organizing the wedding ceremony and the reception party on the same day, the reception invitation would actually merge into the wedding invitation card. In this case, you will be specifying the details of the reception on the wedding card only.

Did you find the basic difference between the two invitations?

No?

Let’s dig deep into this.

When writing a wedding reception invitation, you need to make sure that the basic elements are used at their respective places. For example, The Host Line, The Invitation Line, The Names, The Action Line, The Information, and The Party Line is as per the traditional formats.

Don’t know what they are?

Let’s understand this with the help of an example.

Together with their families 

Kimberly Brockman

and Lauren Steiner

Invite you to celebrate their marriage!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

At 2’O Clock in the afternoon

The Rosewood Inn

414 Overlook Drive

Alameda, California, 92837

 

Here, Line 1 reflects the Host Line, Line 2 and 3 reflect names of the bride and the groom, Line 4 is the main action line followed by remaining information like the venue, date, and time.

This is how a formal wedding reception looks like. You can add more details to it so that it looks more intimating but make sure the format remains the same.

Now, the point is why we titled this article as “Permutations and Combinations of Wedding Reception Invitation”?

It’s because of varying host names and reception throwing time that make it look like a mathematical equation. Let’s learn about that now.

There are two ways you can write about the Host Names. If you are throwing the reception party, then write your name along with your partner’s name as hosts. In case, your parents are willing to throw the wedding reception party, get their names printed on the reception invitation as hosts.

Let’s take an example.

Wedding Reception Invitation – Parents as Host

Mr. and Mrs. Bedell

request the pleasure of your company

at the wedding reception

following the marriage of their daughter

Karen Bedell

to

Josilyn Youngren

on October 6, 2017

at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 House 2150 Main Street

Waitsfield, Vermont

Wedding Reception Invitation – to be weds as Host

Mr. and Mrs. Bedell

will be married in a private ceremony

on October 6, 2017

please celebrate with us at our reception

following the ceremony

at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 House 2150 Main Street

Waitsfield, Vermont

All this will work if you are throwing the reception party on the same day of your wedding ceremony. If you are planning to celebrate at later date, the format will get minor changes as mentioned below:

Post Reception Invitation with parents as Hosts

Mr. and Mrs. Bedell

have the pleasure of announcing

the marriage of their daughter

Karen Bedell

to

Josilyn Youngren

Please join Mr. and Mrs. Bedell

in celebration of their marriage

at the wedding reception

on October 6, 2017

at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 House 2150 Main Street

Waitsfield, Vermont

Post Reception Invitation with newlyweds as Hosts

Karen Bedell

to

Josilyn Youngren

were married in a private ceremony

on the island of Kauai, Hawaii

please celebrate with us at our reception

on October 6, 2017

at 7 o’clock in the evening

1824 house 2150 main st.

waitsfield, Vermont

The Conclusion

These are some permutations and combinations of wedding reception invitation you should be aware of. The wedding holds a special place in your heart and it should reflect on the invitation as well, be it the wedding ceremony invitation or the wedding reception invitation.

Feel free to go creative when designing the invitation but adhere to the basic format so that essential information can be shared in the most lucid manner. Take care of these basic formats and blow the wedding reception trumpet the way you want.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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