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Wedding reception is definitely an exciting part of any wedding.
It is important to choose the perfect wedding reception invitation wording as it sets the tone of the celebration and gives the guests a proper idea as to what to expect. Sometime wedding reception information is written in wedding invitation. When the wedding ceremony and reception are being held at different locations then you may need to enclose a separate reception card with your wedding invitation.
Also, if the guest list for wedding reception is less than wedding ceremony then you have to enclose a reception card only for those guests who are invited to both wedding ceremony and the reception party.
Using correct language to convey the necessary information is essential while drafting a wedding reception invitation. It avoids confusion on the guests' part as they have a clear idea of what is in store. There are a few essentials that have to be included in a wedding reception invitation.
These are as follows:
- Hosts' Names - Usually, the wedding reception party is hosted by the newly-weds. Hence, use your married name for the same. For instance,
Mary Isabel and Robin Frank Williams
invite you to the
- Couple's Names - If somebody else like the groom's parents are hosting,
Susan Alice and James Bradley Williams
invite you to the wedding reception of
Mary Isabel and Robin Frank Williams
- Date - A date should be spelled entirely if it is a formal invitation and ceremony. For example, February Twenty-third, Twenty Twelve at six in the evening. If the invitation of ceremony is informal, the date can be mentioned in any way you like.
- Time - As mentioned above, for formal ceremony, spell the time and for informal ceremony, mention it as you want to.
- Venue - Mention the venue with address if it at a different location from the ceremony. You also might want to add a landmark or a map for the guests' convenience. However, the map should be printed on the back of the invitation and not photocopied or hand-drawn.
- Theme (if any) - If you have chosen a theme for your wedding reception, you have to mention it in the invitation, so that the guests know what to wear and what to expect. You must also clearly mention if you don't want people to bring their children along. However, it should be mentioned politely.
- Dress Code - If you want that guest to wear formal attire then you should mention it on wedding reception. In the past, it was well known that a formal event after six o'clock required the guest to wear formal attire. But now-a-days standards are relaxed.
- RSVP Details - Lastly you should include RSVP date, contact person and contact number on invitation. The RSVP is a French abbreviation for Respondez S'il Vous Plait, which means "please respond". When such initials appear on the invitation that means the guests should convey their availability to the hosts usually before the date mentioned on the invitation.
Remember that your wedding reception invitation should be in sync with your wedding invitation. The details should be arranged in the following manner: title, host name, couple names, date, time, venue, directions and RSVP. This is a generic outline. You can modify it according to your convenience.
A wedding reception invitation should reflect a couple's style and personality. For this purpose, you can also send out funny or sarcastic invitations. However, be careful with sarcasm as it may hurt people. It is better to stick with humor.
Wilma and Robert Laurence
invite you to attend the wedding reception of their children
Joanna and Thomas Joseph
RSVP by 20th Feb, 2012 (before we file for bankruptcy!)
It is hard to believe, but our babies are married!
Join us for the wedding reception party of
Joanna and Joseph
(Now they have to pay their own bills!)
These are some of the examples, which you can use for your funny wedding reception invitations.
Some unique ideas for the wedding reception invitation: