Dance-Only Invitation Wording

We’ve said it over and over again: the best way to keep your wedding costs down is to keep your guest count low. We realize how difficult this can be given how many friends and family members you and your future spouse have been blessed with over the years. However, inviting friends and family members to the dance only is a great way to include people in your celebration without paying for more seats and meals.

Although dance-only invitations deviate a bit from proper etiquette practices, more and more couples are choosing to do so anyway. Dance-only invitations might seem offensive to some so it’s important to be polite and tactful when wording the invitations. Also, couples should carefully consider timing throughout the night to avoid an awkward overlap between the reception and dance. It’s important to make sure the dance-only invitations include a start time that is well after dinner and dessert.

How do you word dance-only invitations? First you need to decide what you want to use for invitations. You can use typical wedding invitations or you can create dance-only invitations by personalizing reception cards with your choice of wording. Here’s an excellent example of dance-only invitation wording you can use or adjust to fit your style.

Dance-Only Invitation Wording

Dance-Only Invitation Wording, Example 1
Lizbeth Anne
and
Henry Marcus Sampson
are happy to announce
their marriage on
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Please join them for the wedding dance at 8:00 p.m.
Union Station
400 South Houston Street
Dallas, Texas

Dance-Only Invitation Wording, Example 2
Lizbeth and Henry
would like to invite you
to join us for a reception
celebrating our recent marriage.

Join us for hors d’ouevres, drinks, dessert and dancing.

Dance-Only Invitation Wording, Example 3
Lizbeth and Henry are now happily married.
It’s time to celebrate with some cocktails and dancing!

Please join us at 8:00 p.m.
on Saturday, June 12, 2021
Union Station
400 South Houston Street
Dallas, Texas