Post # 1
Hi. I’m starting to look at invitations as we’re not sure we’ll be ordering them from someplace or making them ourselves.
I’m looking to spend $2 or less per invitation. We’ve ordered some free samples from Davids Bridal as they had some decently priced invitations. Ordering online is definitely the easier way out.
I was wondering though, if we went with a simple invititation, no ribbon, pocketfolds, etc, if we had extra cards included with the invitation, ex. RSVP, accomodation info, etc. Do those just go inside the envelope along with the invitation? that’s not a strange thing to do?
I only have the last two wedding invitations I was sent recently as examples, and both were done on a single card that contained all the information – RSVP was phone or email. The invitation included ceremony & reception details, accomodations, menu options, etc. All on a single card. Oddly enough, it didn’t look cluttered though.
I just don’t know if I like that and I don’t know if I like that the cards would be loose inside the envelope? But I guess this is how it’s done?
Post # 3
Mine were all loose and just put in the invite. You could tie them together with a cute ribbon if you wanted.
Also, check out Vistaprint, they are super cheap and always have deals going on.
Post # 4
I had an invitation, Map/Directions and RSVP postcard– all separate. Check out Zazzle.com. I ordered my invitation and RSVP cards there. Then I printed up the map/directions using Avery label postcards.
Post # 5
@Birdee106: Yep, we just tied ours together: invite > info card > RSVP/envelope.
I designed ours and had them printed through Vistaprint.
Post # 6
It’s not unusual at all.
I ordered formal, engraved, Crane invitations that included inner and outer envelopes, the invitation itself, a reception card, a response card, a reply envelope, and an accommodations card.
Each of the cards and the reply envelope were stacked in their proper sequence, one on top of the other, with tissue in between to prevent smudging of the engraving. The experts at the stationery boutique advised me regarding the proper order of the pieces (though, technically, response cards and reply envelopes are not traditional elements of a formal invitation.)