Post # 1
I need ettiquette here,,,
If all the information needed about our wedding is on our website, such as: Reception info (it’s a different venue then our ceremony), hotel info, registry info, and other important info; Do we need to order cards that have the reception info on them?.
As I was typing it I realized I could just order the cards and put the reception info on there with a link to our website. I could also make them really detailed info cards for the older guests who might not use the computer. So, I could order a half of Just reception info and website, and the other half has Hotel, Registry, Reception, and the website too.
I think I just answered my own question lol, but I guess I’ll see what other people have done in case there’s a more creative way to do it.
Post # 3
@ToTheRiot: We had a wedding website too and we still printed reception cards in our invites. They came with the package.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I also have a website with all important information, but I would include the reception information in every invitation regardless of age or whom I suspect may not use the website. This I would do for the sake of consistency.
Post # 5
@LuvMySailor: thanks for responding! I found a coupon on for 40% MixBook and they have these really awesome invites that match out theme. I have to buy the invites, RSVP, and info cards seperately. But, it’s still cheaper than I thought 🙂
Post # 6
@LMD: Thanks! Everyone would definately get a card with reception info, but I was thinking more detailed for those I know don’t use the internet as much. Like, my Grandparents. They know AOL.com and “the google” lol
Post # 7
People, for the most part, don’t read the website. If there is any information you want them to know, make sure it’s printed in the invitation.
Post # 8
Hi @ToTheRiot: Etiquette Snob here… lol
From a Traditional Etiquette POV, you have 2 choices when it comes to Reception info.
You can print it at the bottom of the Invitation…
Adult reception to follow
and afterward at the reception
Lake Michigan Shore Club
The favour of a reply is requested
OR you can print out a seperate Reception Card with the Details (handy if it is at a different venue from the Wedding Ceremony… or if there is “a Gap” in the timeframe)
In either case… you’d usually have a Reply Card, perhaps with Meal Choices etc, and it would accompanied by a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope so as to be returned to the Host who is tracking the Replies
Traditiionally… other info… such as Travel Info, Hotel Info, Registry Info… was passed along to the Guests by word of mouth. (People would phone / write for details that they felt they needed)
In the modern world… now peple usually include some of this info in a more casual Invitation Suite (pocket style).
If however you are going for a more formal look then this is stuff you’d just put up on the Website, and would include the website address / or a small card into your more formal Invitation Suite
Hope this helps,
Post # 9
@ToTheRiot: we had a wedding website. no one looked at it. we printed info cards that went in the invitation. people still asked us for the information.
i’ve learned, not just related to weddings but in general, that people do not read.
Post # 10
@This Time Round:
that does help.
So I have the reception information and the website information on the same card.
The website has all of the hotel information, so it will be okay that I don’t add any of that on a card?
I’m in the process of uploading pictures of what I have, so I can get approval here :p.
Be back soon with some pics.
Post # 11
@ToTheRiot: I would include a reception info/direction card with the invitation. While not required, it would be considerate for your guests. Not everyone will look at your wedding website.
Also, if you’re looking for etiquette tips, you don’t generally include the registry info with your actual invite. 🙁 Sorry. That’s definitely something that should be left to the website and/or word of mouth.
Post # 12
@This Time Round: I just noticed the reception card says “cocktail reception”, so I need to change that to dinner reception. Other than that, does it all look okay?
@ajillity81: lol, I’m thinking that will happen to us. I’m expecting phone calls, but I wanted to cover our bases with a website because I don’t want to pay a fortune in postage to print out everything that people need to know. Alteast I can read it straight off our website when someone does call haha 😀
Post # 13
@Soon2BeMrsS: thanks for your reply 🙂 we don’t have a registry anyways, but in general I assumed that you would put it on a website but not mention it unless someone asks.
I actually recieved 2 wedding invitations this year and they had a whole seperate insert for thier registry and the address to ship gifts too. I was like what?? No way will I ever be doing that lol.
Post # 14
@ToTheRiot: Ah, ok. 🙂 Maybe I miss read something. I love the drafts though – the glitter font is fantastic!
Post # 15
@Soon2BeMrsS: Oh I see what I did. I mentioned registry, hotel, and reception but I was just using it as an example.
So if I was going to put everything on one card vs sending them to a website, I would put info for the hotel, registry, and reception on one card. But, I wouldnt add registry, so I don’t know why I listed it haha.
I love the cards too! Our save the dates were the same color scheme and I didn’t want to spend $200 on 65 matching invites without the RSVP or info card. Then I saw these and I can get the whole set plus envelopes and return address printing for $153 including shipping. I am so happy!
Post # 16
That looks FABULOUS.
I think you are pretty much good to go.
I’d change the “Cocktail” line to:
Please join us for the reception immediately following the ceremony
(No need to indicate what type… if it is over a meal-time then people are going to understand that food will be served)
You could supplement that info on your Wedding Website with either a Time-Line / Schedule of the Day’s Events
OR you could do a Menu Page.
A Menu Page is particularly helpful if you are not having an Open Bar cause then you can highlight what alcohol will be provided and when for example.
Hope this helps,