(Closed) Purpose of Reception Cards?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s what I did.  If it’s a formal wedding, you’re supposed to have a separate card, but you can do what you’re suggesting if it’s a less formal affair.

Our invitation said something like

Bride’s parents

request the honour of your presence


at Church Name

Church Address

City, State

And afterward for a reception

Reception hall name

Post # 4
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the only reason to do a reception card if if you DON’T want it on the main invite, or if you need to put lengthy directions.

Post # 5
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yes, you can combine the two.  We didn’t … not enough room to write what we wanted.

Post # 6
2634 posts
Sugar bee

We used a reception card because we didn’t want to clutter our main invite with all the extra info (time, location, address, etc).

Post # 7
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

It’s up to you. The ceremony invite is often considered the most formal piece, but that doesn’t mean you have to approach it that way.

Post # 8
19 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve seen it done both ways and I don’t think it matters. I believe the purpose could be for those who are not inviting everyone to both. I am using reception cards, because I found a pocket invite I just love and it comes with it, so why not. Also I had a professional say that etiquite is moving away from all the formality or seperate everythings… like a tissue in between each card, which used to be a  negative thing (large breath, look down apon you moment) to forget.

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