Reception and Dance-Only Invitation Wording

Dance, or reception-only invitations, have become more and more popular as couples have chosen to have small, private ceremonies. However, hosting a dance only is a great way to include people in your celebration without paying for a huge traditional wedding.

How do you word reception-only invitations? First you need to decide what you want to use for invitations. You can use typical wedding invitations, or you can create a fun reception-only invitations that’s designed just for post-elopement or ceremony celebrations.

And then, decide what style of wording you like best. Below are some examples of dance-only invitation wording you can use or adjust to fit your style.

Wording for a Small Ceremony and Dance After

Lizbeth Anne
Henry Marcus Sampson
are getting married on
Saturday, June 15, 2025
in a small ceremony

Please join them afterwards
for a wedding dance
at 8:00 p.m.
Union Station
400 South Houston Street
Dallas, Texas

Formal Wording for a Wedding Dance Only

Veronica Daniels and Heather Evans
were united in marriage in a private ceremony
on the fourth of January, two-thousand and twenty-five

Please join us for a drink and dancing
in celebration of our marriage.
Saturday, the ninth of August
two thousand and twenty-five
at five o’clock in the evening.
The Kelly Farm
20021 Sumner Avenue
Booney Lake, Washington

Casual Wording for a Wedding Dance Only

Let’s Party!

Caitlin Ellingsen
Nicholas Jenkins
were married
on August 15, 2025

Please join us for a wedding dance
Friday, the seventeenth of October
Two thousand and twenty-five
at five o'clock in the evening
White Pines Golf Club
500 West Jefferson Street
Bensenville, Illinois

We hope you found these wording examples helpful! Best wishes, brides and grooms and happy planning!

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