Post # 1
Our parents are holding a wedding weekend for us that consists of :
1) a formal dinner (not necessarily rehearsal) on a Friday night hosted by brides parents
2) the main wedding ceremony and reception on a Saturday also hosted by the brides parents; and
3) a Post-wedding brunch at the same hotel as the wedding on Sunday that will be hosted by the Groom’s parents.
We are wondering what kinds of invitations to send out and we are unsure if its appropriate to have the main invitation supported by a small insert for the Friday night and a third insert for the Sunday brunch?
Any ideas as to what people would do in this situation? Thanks for all the prompt replies!
Post # 3
Weâ€™re having three events as
well. A rehearsal dinner on Friday,
wedding with formal reception Saturday and bbq on Sunday. We are sending separate invitations for the
rehearsal dinner. With the wedding
invitations, we included an information card which contains details on flight
and hotel reservations. We also added
this wording â€œWeather permitting, we will be hosting an informal cookout and
pool party at ____________ for our out-of-town guest. Stop by around 2pm, for good food, drink and
company, and a chance to mingle casually with the newlyweds!â€
you would be fine to do something similar.
You can wait to send the invited for the Friday dinner until a few weeks
after the wedding invitations go out, so it wonâ€™t seem to everyone as though
they were bombarded with several invites at the same time.
Post # 4
I like the idea of inserts.
Post # 5
PS My computer was acting very strangely last night. Sorry for the odd fonts and formatting in my above response!!
Post # 6
I think inserts are the best option so that you are able to get the word out to the exact best option.
Post # 7
I agree that inserts are the way to go. This way, when out of town guests make their travel plans they will have all the information and can plan accordingly.
Post # 8
Absolutely inserts that way there is no extra invites and everyone can have and recieve all of their information at one time 🙂
Post # 9
We are doing a weekend Family Union that sounds very similar to what you are doing:
-Save the dates (sent out in December) with all info including the hotel where family are encouraged to stay
-late February/ early March invites to the Family Union!!!!
Our activities are:
5/25/11 – Family Bowling and Pizza
5/26/11 – Wedding and Reception at a local conservatory
5/27/11 – Breakfast at the hotel with the bridal party and the LAZER TAG!!!
We are listing the activities on the save the date and also putting the Friday and Sunday activities as inserts in the main invite… people will RSVP by email
Post # 10
We are in a similar situation. Our invitation had 4 parts:
1. Formal wedding invitation to Saturday late afternoon wedding ending with “reception to follow”
2. Second smaller invitation inviting people to both (a) Friday night bbq and (b) Sunday brunch. They are both being held at the same location, so including them both on the same card worked pretty smooth.
3. RSVP card (and reply envelope!) that listed the events and asked guests to specify how many people are attending each, and to specify entree selections. In our case we also said, “Children are welcome at the bbq and brunch.” (We didn’t include any kids on the envelope address because they are not invited to the wedding itself.)
4. Single fold information inserts that list directions, contact info, accomodations, and area activities since it’s a quasi-destination wedding. I designed and printed these myself; the other three pieces were ordered from a stationer.
We have about 1/3 of our replies so far, and so far no one has been confused.