Do I Even Need Invitations?

posted 1 year ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Are invitations absolutely required?
    yes. c'mon. There's no such thing as a wedding without invitations : (82 votes)
    82 %
    In your case, I don't see why. Don't bother. : (15 votes)
    15 %
    Other (please explain) : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Member
    3694 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think that I would still do an invitation. Just to confirm that people are invited, the date, time, etc. And a way to get the website out.

    ETA: I don’t think it needs to be anything really formal or expensive though.

    17 posts

    I think that’s fine for 40 guest’s if your guests are fine with that because a lot of people still wait for that formal invitation even though you have already verbally invited them I had a mix up with my invitations but I had already verbally invited my guests  but I was still getting calls saying I never received my invitation yet :) but if you have a website just let your guests know that there will be no formal invitations due to the fact that’s its a small destination wedding and the information needed is provided on the website:) good luck!

    2044 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, just buy one box of 50 from Target, print and format the invitation as a destination wedding giving the website for guests who wish to travel to the wedding. I would also use the RSVP cards, just format them as well for the destination wedding.

    6304 posts
    Bee Keeper

    At least do something handwritten. People need a confirmation that yes, it is still happening at the time you said, and yes, they’re still invited. Plus, something with the exact time everything is giong to happen on it will help guests stay on time for everything.

    1624 posts
    Bumble bee

    My sister had a similar wedding and skipped the physical invites.  Instead she send us emails detailing all the information we needed.  It worked out wonderfully, but she’s not a very formal person.

    1607 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree with the confirmation reason. I wouldn’t believe I was invited to the wedding if I never actually received a tangible invitation.

    5775 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If being green is your hang-up, have you checked out paperless post for awesome online invitations?


    4974 posts
    Honey bee

    An email, a FB event, a $0.25 post card, a carrier pigeon note, I do think SOMETHING to remind them is needed, but you don’t have to have a big fancy formal invite. 

    1222 posts
    Bumble bee

    @chasesgirl:  I second this. I don’t think anything fancy and/or formal is needed but definitely some sort of invite whether email, facebook or otherwise.

    1321 posts
    Bumble bee

    @EffieTrinket: +1 to this. Don’t go crazy or have it be expensive or anything, but I would definitely give them something to notify them that yes, it’s still happening and yes, they are still invited.

    9241 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    If all your guests are fully aware that they’re invited, I’d just send out your formal invites the usual 6-8 weeks in advance.


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