First of all the location of the reception party should be easily reachable and suitable for all the invited guests. Take into consideration the distance, traveling time, along with accessibility and accommodation services (if required). Your wedding date would also make a lot of difference in choosing a venue. If it is a peak time of the year (such as Christmas) when your wedding will take place then you must book the venue ahead of time (3-4 months back) as in the end, you won’t be finding any place available to book as your wedding reception venue.
Your wedding reception invitations should match your theme. You have to think about your color themes as well. If you are going to have your big day in winter, you may not go for a design which is depicting a beach and sunshine.
DIY or outsource the work to someone? – Would you prefer to do everything yourself together with your assembled team or do you have not much time and simply wanted to ask a specialist to do everything? This is the first most important thing to consider because this will have a great impact on your designs, the ideas that would eventually be reflected on the actual wedding day, and of course the total expenses which you have to shoulder.
The second thing you need to keep in mind is to keep the basic ground rules in place. As long as you include these basic ground rules, you can feel free to be as imaginative as you want with your invitation. These ground rules include mentioning the married couple to be full names, mentioning where the reception will transpire, mentioning when the reception will transpire, and mentioning the time the reception will transpire.
The fifth thing you need to bear in mind is to make sure you keep the entire invitation on a personal level. This includes making sure your wedding reception invitation wording is written more in a more relaxed style and not in a formal manner. So any formal words such as cordially invite would need to removed.