Post # 1
Okay, I’m got something of a dilemma.
I gocco’d my invitations and rsvp’s last week (yay!), and I put ‘reception to follow’ on the bottom of the invitation. The thing is, I’ve thought about it more (and been getting grief from FMIL) and I didn’t specify that the reception is NOT going to be at the church.
However, my rsvp’s are not ones that are going to be mailed back to me. Instead, they have my wedding email, a link to our wedding website, and both my and my fiance’s phone numbers (overkill?). Anyway, with all that, they should be able to figure out where the reception is, even if they have to ask. But, if they don’t go to the website, and it doesn’t occur to them to ask, maybe that’ll be a problem?
We have planned on having programs/direction cards available at the church, so if nothing else, they’ll figure it out when they get there, but will that be too late, etc.
Anyway, what should I do? Should I go ahead a print a reception card, even though it won’t match the paper I have? Or should I just leave it, knowing that most people who will be coming will know or will find out by word of mouth?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
I think it’s safe to say that everyone who RSVPs on your website knows about the reception site. Anyone who hasn’t RSVP’d by your specified date probably should be getting a call. It’s possible some people won’t attend the ceremony and may just attend the reception, so the call is warranted.
Post # 4
Don’t freak out! I think people curious enough before will ask or seek out your website for the reception info. I would include info (maybe directions, etc.) in your ceremony program. I’ve honestly seen quite a few invites that just said "Reception to follow" with no additional info. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
Do you want to just include an information card with e website and reception details?
Post # 6
I would maybe include an extra card – I’ve gotten plenty of invitations with an extra direction/accomodations card that didn’t match the rest of the invite.
Post # 7
cyshas, yeah, that’s kind of what I was thinking. I’m thinking now, though, that I don’t need to do that… I feel better realizing that people who don’t rsvp online will (theoretically) be talking to one of us anyway and we can let them know.
Besides, all our registry and hotel stuff is on the website… if people aren’t computer literate, they either know someone who is, or we’ll be in touch with them.
yay! thanks so much. I’m relieved.
My FMIL came back from the Philippines after being away for a month and since then she’s cornered me a bunch of times about wedding stuff. As if I’m not worried about it enough! Sheesh!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
Another idea in case you’re still hesitant — can you re-Gocco your already printed invitations by just adding the location name of the reception under "reception to follow"? If the registration isn’t a pain to figure out, it might be a quick fix without having to completely reprint everything. Then your guests will be totally informed!
Post # 9
I think between your website and your programs handed out at the wedding and the word of mouth are fine. No need to add anything extra! They know theres a reception –lets face it your not inviting strangers they will check the site and call you or someone in the family!
Post # 10
Yeah, I’d considered trying to re-Gocco, but the registration would be a pain (plus I’m kind of a newbie and don’t want to risk ruining my invites), and I doubt there’s even room.
I think I’ll just leave everything as-is.