Do we NEED a separate reception card?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

NO I don’t think you do. Just have “Reception Held At” and the address at the bottom of the invite. Now I would do separate cards for the directions. And anything having to do with the menu add to the RSVP card of course.

Post # 5
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1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No, of course not (as long as you have space!). It’s tradtional…but who cares anymore?

 

FWIW, we’re including a seperate reception card, but for three reasons 1) It’s at a different location 2) We have a significant gap (3-ish hours) 3) we don’t have room on our invitation for all of that information

 

reason number 3 is the biggest reason 🙂

Post # 6
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@codysgirl16:  Yeah just make sure the information is clear.  The only exception would be if you’re having a very formal wedding/reception, and you want the invitation to convey the formality.  But it sounds like you’re not having a super formal wedding, so yeah just use one card.  It’ll be fine, and save on printing!

Post # 7
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2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@codysgirl16:  I printed my directions on computer paper. Cut them neatly and placed them in the envelope. You dont want to make the contents in the envelope weigh too much. Postage will go up.

Post # 12
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8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s not that you “need” it, it’s just the norm. 

Post # 13
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@codysgirl16:  I’d mimic the format, but leave the horseshoes just on the invitation.  Just do the wooden board background and bleached overlay text box on the RSVP and Directions

Post # 14
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2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@codysgirl16:  Sounds great and the invitation looks great too!

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