How To Word a Post-Wedding Reception Invitation

Small beach wedding

Small beach wedding (Photo credit: Ryan Smith Photography)

There are many reasons that a wedding reception may not immediately follow the wedding ceremony. In fact, many destination weddings tend to be smaller events and may only involve the bride and groom. Whether you elope or tell everyone what you are doing, eventually the cherished people in your lives will want to wish you well.  Then you will need a post-wedding reception invitation.

Whether you want a big reception type party or a small gathering at a favorite, beach side restaurant you will want to send out an invitation of some kind. Invitations are reminders of the upcoming event but when they include a photo, they become special. Everyone loves to get a photo card at holiday time, so why not include a photo on your invite?

Wording examples:
“Sally and Dave eloped to beautiful Jamaica
and were married on January 3, 20xx”
“Sally and Dave were married in a private ceremony on the beach in Aruba
on January 3, 20xx”
“Sally and Dave became Mr. And Mrs. (last name)
on January 3, 20xx”

Then follow with the invitation to “celebrate the happy event” and include the party information.

We also have ideas for your reception card enclosures, for receptions that will be happening sooner rather than later.

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