(Closed) Help- not sure how to word invitation

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know if you can…

Maybe just follow the same sort of etiqutte for Destination Weddings?  Send the invite and then tell people the resort/campsite info and the costs?

Post # 4
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

that seems like a lot of money for a camp, what kind of camp is it? like a summer camp for kids kind of thing with cabins, bunkbeds, a big lodge for meals, basketball court, and stuff, or is it like a group campsite where people will pitch a tent?

what is included in the cost? food, rentals?

if its the former, i would shorten the weekend, pay the cost for the one day and then along with the rsvp, invite guests who would like to, to stay overnight for the extra $90 (or whatever it is if you shorten it)

if it is the latter (that is A LOT of money for that), i would rent the groupsite for the day of the wedding, (to have enough space) then invite guests to also come camp with you the days before the wedding, if they chose to, they can pay to pitch a tent in their own site within the grounds. if they chose not to, they can get a hotel room near by or just drive up for the day. i would find out if you can pay their parking costs if there isnt enough parking at the groupsite. the campgrounds around here usually charge $5 / day for day use parking.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Your guests are not responsible for paying for their food at the reception.  So the $60 for the people who are not staying should be covered by you and/or your family.. whoever is hosting the wedding.  For the people who are staying, they should only be charged the difference of $90 per person since that is what covers their overnight fee (which is still $180 per couple which is a little pricey for a cabin).  Just put an accomodations insert in your invitation letting them know that over night accomodations are availble for $90 per person and to contact you if they would like to book.  Then you can let them know that you paid upfront and they can pay you.  But, if you end up having to eat some costs because people don’t book to stay.. there is nothing you can do about that, so you have to be willing to take that risk.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Our venue is kinda the same but since we’re having people from out of town coming also, this works great instead of a hotel.  They’ll need a place to stay over and the cost of renting a cabin is actually the same as a hotel around here (one of the GOOD hotels, btw) and they won’t have to worry about a designated driver, either. (belive me, for our friends, it’s a good thing!!!)

We’re basically going to be telling them to rent a cabin there instead of a hotel (especially since none are familiar with our area) and the family from out of state will either be staying with my FI’s parents or renting a cabin.  So it’ll work out great. 

As for wording, I’d do it like a destination wedding, in your place. 

We’re a bit far less informal with our friends, so it’ll be word-of-mouth of us.  Or, more accurately, messaging on FB or email!!! LOL!

We’ll be providing the food, for the wedding and probably a breakfast.  Fortunately, my FI LOVES to cook and not everyone will be staying!

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