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Reception invitations are best used for outdoor weddings and destination weddings. Outdoor weddings have become a sensation with brides especially during the spring and summer time when the weather is nice and there is usually no rain. Destination weddings are dream weddings for brides who love exotic and far away locations and want their wedding to be something that people will never forget. The common thing about both these weddings is that the wedding's reception will most likely be held somewhere the wedding guests are not too familiar of. Reception invites can be used to spread this information so everyone will not have a hard time during the reception.
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Reception invitations basically make it easier for everyone. For outdoor weddings, the reception card can be used as a map. Drawing a small map at the back of the reception invitations will help your guests find the location easier. It's a simple but sure way to get your guests to the location safely. You can use the nearest landmark on the map so your guests can just follow it from there. You can even place photos of the landmarks and even road they need to take to get to the location. If you are using a small card, you can just write down the names of the roads in the map.
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For destination weddings, reception invitations make sure your guests will not get lost in the area. If you plan a destination wedding, most likely, it's the first time for you and your guests to visit the area. Placing the complete address of the reception area will help your guests find it and not get lost or they can even use this information if they lose their way. Keeping your guests safe is a priority when it comes to destination weddings, writing the address of the venue will give them something to help them if they lose their way. It's like a hotel calling card that they can just pull out when asking for directions.
Besides making sure that your guests find the reception area, reception invitations are also helpful when you want to inform your guests about specific details about the reception. For example, you're getting married in Morocco and you want your wedding to follow a traditional ceremony usually being done there. You can even place the reception's program on the reception invitations so everyone will know what's going on.