In wedding reception invitation wording, you have to consider some things. What is coming after the wedding? This is both your time to get celebratory, and your time to give guests a solid idea of what to expect. If you are not serving a full meal, this would be a great place to say “Cake, punch, and revelry to follow,” this line could also say “Dinner and dancing immediately following,” or inform them of a gap of time or location change, “Party to follow at 7pm at Delfina.” You can also use this line to just get creative and set the tone for the celebration. “Wild celebration to follow,” “Confetti and magic to follow,” “Join us for an intimate dinner following…” Here, the sky really is the limit.
What are you inviting people to share in? Traditionally, with the bride’s parent’s hosting, this line read something like “At the marriage of their daughter,” but your line might read “At the celebration of their marriage,” “As they exchange vows of love and commitment,” or “As they finally tie the knot.” Wedding reception invitation wording should be more than clear. Do not forget to put the clear information on the line. This is the one line where I strongly advise you to stick to the basics, since you want people to actually come to this thing. Time, date, and location should all be listed (though the address does not have to be, assuming it’s otherwise easy to find).
It is not the last thing you have to consider. it is the invitation line. Wedding reception invitation wording can be something priceful if you can make the front line precious. This is where you actually invite people. “The honor of your presence” is traditionally used to denote a religious service while “The pleasure of your company” is used to denote a secular one, though you can use any phrasing you want. This is where you actually ask people to join you, so feel free to set the tone with anything from “Invite you to share their joy as…” to “Want you to come party with us when…”