(Closed) invitation wording etiquette..help please

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think you would need too since you’ve got a reception card. I think reception to follow on the invite would only be if the reception immediately followed the ceremony in the same locale.

BUt if you did put it on the invite it wouldn’t be a crime either.

Post # 4
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You don’t have to put reception to follow if you’re having a reception card especially.


I say do whatever you think looks aesthetically pleasing.  I had a reception card and still put this on the main invite, because it looked like there was too much empty space.

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

We decided NOT to mention the reception on the invitation.  The invitation only has the information about the ceremony and then our reception card has all the info/directions about the reception. 

Post # 6
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have a reception card, therefore did not mention anything about the reception on the actual invitation (I figured that’s why we paid extra to have the actual reception card).  I initially wanted to squeeze all the information on the invitation itself but didn’t have room. 🙂

Post # 7
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t have a reception card so I had put “Food, Wine, and Merriment to follow!” at the bottom of the invite.

Post # 8
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Basically, you can put reception information on the invitation if it will fit, and that will save you from needing a separate reception card.  Alternatively, you can put the reception information on a separate reception card, in which case you don’t need it on the invitation.

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