Post # 1
So we have a bit of a budget for our invites. We have my entire family being OOT guests for the most part. Would it be cheap to have “_____Out of Town Guest! Please send accomodations and maps.” on my RSVP. I do not really want to spend a huge amount of money on maps and extra enclosures unless I have to. I.e. OOT persons who decide they do not want to come. That would be a waste of a map and extra enclosure. So I think I may be able to save some money by sending the extra enclosures if requested. I can send my invites out a little early like 4 months prior to my wedding and have them RSVP by the following month. That way I have time to order everything and send them out.
Bad idea or fine?
Post # 3
I am sending a small map w/ hotel info on a piece of heavy stock paper. I made these myself with instruction found on Wedding Bee. I would send a small enclosure to everyone and also include details to a website with further detailed information.
Asking people to RSVP 3 months before the event is pretty far out. I think you’d run the risk of people’s plans changing quite a bit.
This plan also sounds like it requires too much re-work from your part. The less I have to keep track of, the better!!
Post # 4
Do you have a wedding website ? If you do then you can include a little insert with your wedding website and have all of the information for OOT guest there.
Post # 5
I agree- use a wedding website. You don’t have to put any maps in the invitations. Just keep directing people to your website (they are free!) and you’ll be fine.
Post # 6
I agree with the free wedding website idea. That’s what we’re doing for our OOTs… and you’re able to put much more information than on a little card or insert!
Post # 7
@RizNat:My wedding is 90% OOT and I had them go to our website or call us. The address of the venue is on the invite. Back in the day no one did maps and all that, so I find them unnecessary.
But there are lots of crafty bees who have done some GORGEOUS maps on here.
If you want to put an RSVP check box for OOT… to me that’s weird because won’t you know if they’re OOT because you mailed it to an address out of town? I’m confused how this saves money–this means you have to send something out a second time.
I wouldn’t be upset by it at all.
Post # 8
How is spending money on postage a second time possibly cheaper than just including an insert.
Honestly, a map is really unnecessary. Just put the address – that’s what Google maps is for.
Post # 9
I don’t have a website….but I guess this is a good enough reason to make one. Honestly I never thought of it. I agree about maps being unnecessary. They were really begining to annoy me. I am doing a lot of DIY already, so I didn’t want to deal with these. I will just do the reception card with a little note for OOT guests to look on the website for more info. I didn’t know this was common. Glad to hear it! Saves me A LOT of time, energy, and money. Thanks ladies.
Post # 10
I would just include it. I dont think you’ll save much but having to send another packet of info. I didnt make mine very extravagant. I just inserted a cut 4×5 slip of plain paper into the invite with relevant information with a similar design. I did try to print on card stock but my printer was screwing with me that day so I gave up and just went with plain white paper. Target has a 50 pack of 8.5 x 5×5 white or ivory card stock for only $10. If you design your inserts right, you can fit two to a card and just cut it in half and include it in the envelope.
Post # 11
It was going to save money because I wouldn’t have to get maps and extra enclosures printed for OOT guests who were not coming. THAT would cost more than extra postage to send them out. I didn’t want to print my own…it was just a pain in the butt to me. I have other DIY projects I am working on. I AGREE WITH THE GOOGLE MAPS COMMENT. That is exactly what I said. My sister was the one who told me to include a map in the invites. So I thought it was something you were supposed to do.
I’m going with the website idea.