Post # 1
We have decided on the intimate mountain top ceremony with few guests, a moderate reception for friends afterwards where we live and then an even larger reception after that in the Midwest, where our family is who can’t afford the $1000 plane ticket to get here.
I had the brilliant idea of sending the midwest-reception invites as post cards with our save the date photo on the front and all the information on the back. Saves on the multipule inserts, postage, and fancy envelopes…
The question is…Would you be offended if you recieved a postcard invitation and didn’t have to RSVP? Is it okay to assume that people would recieve the postcard 3-4 months ahead of time and then be okay with just showing up?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t be offended but I would be wondering if I was still invited if I didn’t actually receive an invite, just a post card save the date. Adding an RSVP, even just an online RSVP, might help people understand that the post card is the invitation and not just a STD.
Post # 4
I would probably just think it was a save the date with a lot of information on it.
Post # 5
We sent postcard Save-The-Date Cards and everyone loved them! I personally wouldn’t be offended at all, I think it would be fine to send invitations that way! However, I think you need to have some way for people to RSVP, either by phone/email/website whatever.
Post # 6
a online RSVP is a good idea, I will look in to that, does anyone have any website services off the top of thier head that do it for free?
@redhead46 that is exactly what my sisters were concerned about that people woudln’t realize it was the actual invite also. Thank you!
@Deathbydesign where did you get your postcards printed if you don’t mind my asking? we were looking at vistaprint, but I can’t seem to find anyone who has used them to see what thier results look like.
Post # 7
@globalmargaret: I think the postcard idea is fine but that you def need a way for your guests to RSVP even if it is just through email. Save the dates are so common now a days that without RSVP invitiation, it may be difficult to tell the difference
Post # 8
@globalmargaret: If you set up a wedding website through The Knot, one of the options for the website is to add an RSVP page, it’s free and would be a good option for you I think. As far as postcards, we did Save the date postcards through 123print.com (very similar to vistaprint) and they turned out really well, everyone liked them. You can order free paper samples (postcards is one of the options) through vistaprint and 123print.
Post # 9
I just started a wedding website through MyWedding.com and I really love it. Just sent it out and have already had RSVPs for a wedding 5 months away. Lots of designs and options for you. Good luck!
Post # 10
@globalmargaret: I did my wedding website through weddingwire.com …It worked great for our RSVPs 🙂