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How to word a reception card?
I bought some invitations that I printed myself, and they came with invitation cards and RSVP cards. My reception is at a different location so I want reception cards, but I have no idea what I'm supposed to write on them.

On a side note, how must the reception card compare in quality to the actual invitation? Such as borders, paper texture, embellishments etc.?

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Mar 17, 2010 at 1:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The card should coordinate with the rest of the invitation, as they will all be mailed as one unit.
The card should contain the address and phone number of the location of the reception, the time that it will begin, and if possible a map.
Some people also use this space to add their wedding website address.


Thinking Paper
Mar 17, 2010 at 3:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It should definitely coordinate with your other pieces. Usually they are worded:

Dinner Reception
at six o'clock in the evening
The Grill
23 Wedding Lane
Belmar, New Jersey
Mar 20, 2010 at 12:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with what the others posted. Definitely coordinate the reception card with the invitation.

I would have details like the name of venue, the location of venue, and the time the reception starts. A map is a good idea, but in this time of google, I don't think it's a necessity.

Have fun!

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Nika Paperworks LLC
Mar 21, 2010 at 7:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree that it should coordinate with the response card. Are you having a cocktail hour before? Or are you just going right into a reception?
This you may want to consider becuase if you are having a cocktail hour before the actual reception, you want to indicate that on the card. The most used wording with my customer's is usually along the lines of:

Please join us at our Reception Celebration
beginning at (time)

Venue Name
Venue Street Address
Venue City State Zip

If you have a cocktail hour you could start with

Cocktail Hour beginning at (time)

immediately followed by our Reception Celebration...

Hope this helps, Good Luck! And have fun!

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