greenery and gold invitation with silk ribbon

Evening reception invites

and flat style wedding invitations

wedding evening invitations with a greenery design, tied around with a silk ribbon

Wedding or evening reecption invites?

The flat style can be used for wedding or evening reception invites, but I think they are most suited to evening invitations where your guests probably don’t need so much information.  

The most simple flat invites are a single piece card printed one side. On some designs the back can be printed too. You can include more layers of card if you want to.

Ribbons and wax seals can also be added for extra embellishment.

Shapes & sizes

Postcard – 10cm x 15cm
Printed portrait or landscape, the most popular for evening invites

5 x 7 – 13cm x 18cm
A classic greeting card size, slightly smaller than A5 (A4 folded in half)

Square – 14cm x 14cm
Classic and elegant, perfect for a wedding invitation

Printing and envelopes are included with all wedding and evening invitations. If you’d like a different size or shape, just ask.

elegant flat wedding and evening reception invites with a modern, monogram design on blush card

What about the extra details?

If you want to include additional info cards (gift poem or a reply card maybe) with your flat wedding or evening invites you can. With some designs I can print the back of the invite too with some extra details.

Bellybands can be card or vellum simply printed. Badges and wax seals add extra detail. Alternatively they can be tied around with ribbon or twine, adding a personalised tag if you like.

evening reception invite for a wedding with a stag antlers design

Eco friendly wedding invitations

All my wedding and evening invites are printed on recycled and/or recyclable board and are supplied with recycled envelopes. Fully personalised printing is included.

I try to keep waste to an absolute minimum, so aim to make all my wedding stationery easily recyclable at the end of it’s life.


Arrange an informal chat with me, Jo. Visit my studio or meet by phone/video.

I’ll design your invitations & stationery and give you a fully personalised, itemised quote.

Pay in full for anything you want made straight away, or a deposit to book production slots.

Get your proofs by email. Revise until you’re 100% happy & approve.

Either collect your finished stationery from my studio or we can arrange delivery.

Throughout the whole process I’m here with help and advice on anything you’re not sure of.

green and white floral wedding evening reception invite

When to send evening invites

Evening invitations can be sent nearer to the wedding than the wedding invitations, but many couples choose to send them all at the same time. I recommend sending your wedding invitations around 6 to 8 months before the big day. If you wait until a little later to send your evening invites, you always have the opportunity to upgrade a guest or two if someone on your day list can’t make it!

greenery and gold invitation with silk ribbon

One per couple or family

You should send evening invitations to those guests who will be attending the evening reception only.  Remember that your guests from the day will not need an additional invitation to your evening reception. Don’t forget, you’ll only need one invitation per couple or family, not one per guest. Always include a few spares for unexpected additions to the guest list and of course a keepsake for yourself.

Wedding & evening invite designs

I can make flat wedding and evening invites in any of my wedding stationery designs. Whether you’re looking for classic, elegant, rustic or floral I have something to suit you and your wedding. Make them your own; mix and match between the designs, switch up the materials, change the colours and the print. The possibilities are endless.

Looking for something different and unique to you? Get in touch and together we can create bespoke day or evening invites especially for you and your wedding.

Want to read more about wedding & evening invites?
Check out these blog posts.

Check out my Evening Reception Wedding Invites Pinterest board for more inspo