(Closed) Invitation help

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Are the wedding and reception in different locations?  If they are in the same location, then it is no big deal.   Ours just says "Reception immediatly following" and no other information. 

Post # 5
202 posts
Helper bee

our ceremony and reception are in the same place, but we actually printed a smaller card for the reception details (same size as our response cards).  all it said was:








(website info) 


The reason why we printed up a separate reception card was b/c a lot of our parents’ friends attend the reception only and are used to having a separate reception card.


If your budget allows for it, I think a reception card would be helpful in  your case. But yes, usually, if you had included "Reception to Follow" this would have fine too. 🙂  

Post # 6
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008


You can just add a fourth card to add in your reception location info. Even if it’s in the same place. It’s no big deal.

Post # 7
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

Personally I like the idea of a separate reception card, even if the reception is in the same place as the ceremony.  Our reception is in another place, but here is what our reception card will say:

Please join us for dinner, dancing, and merriment
six o’clock in the evening
The Desmond Hotel • Malvern, Pennsylvania

If you are in the same location for both, just scratch off the last line with the location as it will just be redundant.  And be creative!  I have seen "Please join us for cocktails, dinner, and dancing," or "Please join us immediately following the ceremony for the reception."  Peruse some invitation or design studio websites and see what their examples show and pick whatever you like best.

Post # 8
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We have the invite and 3 additional cards, so I think more cards and more information is always better! Even if it is in the same place, I would still mention where it is again.

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