Post # 1
I’m seriously considering sending my invites with the reception card only. I, of course, will include the stamp on the reply envelope. I’m thinking of putting our wedding website on the invite and from there guests can see hotel info, driving directions, bus info, schedule, etc.. We’re inviting about 100 people so it is close family and friends and I can’t think of one person on the list who does not actively use computers/internet. Is there a downside I haven’t thought of? Has anyone done this successfully? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I would put the wedding website on an insert not on the invitation, then you can actually put on the insert that this will be where all the information is
Post # 4
I am planning on doing that and this was a suggestion from my 70 year old father who shunned computers and the Internet for a long time!!! 🙂 He and my mom are actually the ones that put most of my wedding website together. We are going through theknot.com because its free, but you can upgrade to a paid site.
And we are putting it on the invitation, I know, GASP! And it was on the Save The Dates too. Good luck!!
Post # 5
@Purplelicious: I’m not putting any driving directions or anything other than the church address and reception venue name on my invitations. in one of the insert cards, all i’m putting is the wedding website. everyone these days can go online and figure it all out! I personally feel that the days of printed directions are gone thanks to smart phones and gps
Post # 6
Don’t put anything people NEED to know on the website only. Usage of the website is much lower than I expected, gauging from the questions I am getting plus google analytics. When I get an invite with a website, I go read that website top to bottom, but it has become extremely apparent to me that many people barely read the invite. And our guests are smart, cultured, experienced people, not idiots – and our RSVP was online so many of them were on the website anyway. And they STILL didn’t read the basic info.
So, if there is something you really want people to know, make sure it is in the invite.
Post # 7
@Purplelicious: I would do it! I’m planning on doing the same thing. I’m also having RSVP online to cut down on cost. I agree with the idea that you may want to say something about what will be found on the website. I think it depends on your guests though and it sounds like you know they’ll be able to find the info they need. Most of our friends did this too.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
@NAvery: I agree. Use of our (very detailed) website has been much lower than I anticpated.
I’m glad I put all the info in my invite suite as well.
Post # 9
We’re doing an online RSVP (though we are still including a separate RSVP card directing them to the website). The only info they need to know that is not on the website is whether they plan to take the bus we are providing to the ceremony/reception, so we just made that part of the online RSVP.
Besides the date, time and place, I don’t really see why it’s necessary to include a bunch of extra paper in the invites w/ things like directions, etc.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Honestly, only once have I gotten an invitation with anything other than the invitation and response card inside. I’ve never gotten a map or hotel information or anything like that with the invitation. Back before wedding websites were popular, we just looked up directions on our own and we asked someone if there was a hotel block (assuming the reception wasn’t at the hotel). Now, we will check the website if there is one or just do things the way we did before. It’s not a big deal.
Post # 11
mrsSonthebeach: —> THIS
If anything I think some people are just lazy… and that hasn’t (or won’t sadly) change
IMO the best looking Invites are the ones that are clean and simple… and don’t have a lot of extras. Outer Envelope, Inner Envelope, Invite with the basic stuff, RSVP Card & SASE
Anything else I need to know I can consult with the Website (if there is one) … or I can contact whomever I know best in the “inner circle”… Bride, Groom, Parents, or a member of the Wedding Party. All the key players should be told the basic info… or be able to tell whomever WHO to call to get it (or find it on-line)
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
I say do it. I see zero reason to be artificially formal with invitations. Most of the etiiquette rules about what to put where come from the age before computers – I have my website right on the invitation. Anyone who isn’t able to use the website will call, or ask someone in the family.