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Post Wedding Reception Wording

Post Wedding Reception Wordings to Share Joy With Your Dear Ones

It is important to script the correct post wedding reception wording so that the invitation conveys both the correct information as well as the sentiments to the invitees. Read this Wedessence article to know the correct way to write a such a wording.
Debopriya Bose
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2018
There are circumstances when one might not be able to call all his relatives and friends when he gets married. This could be simply because he was married while he was far away from family. However, there are couples who want to keep their wedding a private affair with only family and close friends attending the ceremony. To be able to share the joy with the rest of their friends, there is a reception that is held after a wedding. In such a case, a couple sends out a post wedding reception invitation to their guests and the words that they use in their invitation is called the post wedding reception wording.

Wording Etiquette

A wording should include the following information:
  • Who is hosting the post wedding reception?
  • Who are being invited?
  • The address of the venue of the event.
  • The date and time of the event.
  • The reason for the event.
  • Special instructions in case the reception has a theme, or if the guests are supposed to bring anything.
  • How to reply ― whether a formal written reply is expected, or informing over the phone would be enough. Relevant contact information should be provided if a reply is expected. Also the last date by which the reply is expected should be mentioned.
A wedding reception wording invites the guests to attend the wedding, whereas a post reception wording is an invitation to attend the celebration that takes place after the marriage. The most important thing to be kept in mind while writing the post wedding reception wording is to highlight the fact that the wedding has taken place already and that the guests are invited for the reception and not the wedding ceremony. One intelligent way to convey this message is by mentioning the date of the wedding since most of the post wedding receptions are held a few days after the wedding has already taken place.

Reception Wording Samples

A simple and traditional wording could be:

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson
request the pleasure of
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
at a reception following the wedding of their daughter
that was held on 10th August, 2009.
The reception will be held
on 16th August
at the Medion Lawns
1234 Arthur's Road
Blacksburg, Santa Monica

Certain wordings can be made more creative by including wedding poetry, quotes, and phrases. These can be creatively included within the words of the post wedding reception or they can be put separately on the left-hand side of the invitation card with the traditional post wedding reception wording sample provided above on the right-hand side of the invitation card.

Creative wording samples can be something like:

Sample #1

"He slipped the ring on her finger
a promise made for life . . .
Join us as we share their joy
now that they're man and wife!"
A party to celebrate the union of the newly married couple
(Couple's Name)
will be held on
(Date, Time)
(Host's Name)

Sample #2

We have eloped!
To know more
you must attend
a post wedding reception
to celebrate our wedding on
(Date, Time)
(Names of the Bride and Groom)

Sample #3

We're getting ready to depart
on a romantic trip, which is only the start.

(Names of Bride and Groom)
will get married on
(Wedding Date)

Please join us when we return on
(Date, Time)

Sample #4

We kept it quiet
like little mice...
private wedding
we thought would be nice.
We're married now
as happy as can be!
Please celebrate with us
at our big party!
(Date, Time)
(Name of the Newly Married Couple)

Sample #5

Love isn't love until you give it away . . .

We, (Bride's Name) and (Groom's Name)
got married on (Wedding Date)
Join us on a post wedding reception on
(Date, Time)
(Name of the Couple)

Some Verses for the Wording

"From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home."

"We spun the wheel,
and took a chance;
we hit the jackpot,
with true romance!"

"We finally embarked on
a journey that never ends..."

A post wedding reception wording can be made as creative as possible. However, it should have all the necessary information that the guests need to have ,and at the same time, convey the fact that their presence in the event is cherished.
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