Post # 1
I need some help. I am making our own invites and all the lovely stuff that goes into it 🙂 I’m very excited but at this point stuck in a rut…. What exactly do you include in with the invitations? I was going to do invitation, RSVP card, and a where we are registered card. I was considering a map and then thought “everyone has a computer to find directions so do I really need that’? Should I still include it? Am I leaving anything out?
Also, we have decided to have no children under 18 at our wedding… For various reasons but one main one being that it would be in extra 100-150 people (we both come from LARGE mexican families and it’s big enough as it is) and it’s just not what we want. How would I write that on the invitation? And should I write it on the RSVP card too?
THank you so much. And happy wedding planning to all
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Leave out the registry card. It is impolite to inform people so directly where you are registered. Such information should be spread by word of mouth. Young people are savvy enough to use the internet to figure it out and the older folks are used to traditional practices of asking the parents of the couple where the couple is registered.
You don’t need a map unless something complicated it going on, like a lot of location switching or a confusing parking situation.
The invitation should say at the bottom something like: “Adult-Only Reception to Follow / Place”. And then you need to be clear on the envelope to list exactly who is invited (so never use things like the word “family”).
Post # 4
It depends on what’s common in your area. If people usually put the registry information in, go ahead. I agree that you can leave out the map. And the last wedding I went to that was adults only said “Respectfully, adult only reception” on the invites.
Post # 5
Oh ok. Thank you so much! That was very helpful! And we are getting married at the same place that we are having the reception so I don’t think it’ll be too confusing 🙂 THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!
Post # 6
You could still include directions because some people do rely on the directions card. Traditionally the registry info shouldnt be sent with the actual invite. For my invitations all I had was the actual invite itself and then one info card that had directions and all other necessary information. I didnt want to waste paper by making lots of inserts
Post # 7
If you are blocking hotel rooms in the area you can add an “accommodations” card.
Post # 8
Thank you all so much!!!!!