Post # 1
We just sent out our STDs and it wasn’t too bad- we sent postcards to save. The thing is, we are out here in Japan sending to America and England. I know invitations cost more because they are usually a suite but I think it’ll get outrageous to send a bulky suite from out here.
What is the minimum that can go in with invitations?
I was thinking of just making the formal invitation itself and then a little card that says something like “We have reserved # of seats for you” and “To RSVP please go to our wedding website or call #####” Accomodations, directions, etc. can be found on our wedding website or by calling my mom.
Has anyone ever done this? Just sent the bare minimum in order to keep costs down? How did it go?
Post # 3
Ours were pretty minimal. We just did the invite + a postcard RSVP card. No inner liners or envelopes or anything. I bet if you want to do the website RSVP you could just send the invitation and that’s it!
Post # 4
I just got an invitation in the mail yesterday like this. It was a single card, and the RSVP info was an email address at the bottom of the invite. It was a neat concept overall because it was a two sided invitation. The front had their initials and some design work, then the back had all of the info. Very cute, or at least I thought so. 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to include response cards because first off there are a ton of people who won’t send them back, plus there are people who won’t send them back to you because of where you live (if they have to provide postage).
So I think a single card works perfectly for you. Just make sure that you keep it a standard mail size (square mail costs extra in the US).
Post # 6
Yeah, I was thinking if we didn’t Put anything else but an invitation and a card on where to RSVP we’d be able to afford something really kick ass for just those two things!
Post # 7
We have a similar issue so we’re ordering the invites in the US and my mom agreed to send the ones that will go to Germany to me in one of those Priority flat rate envelopes and she will mail the ones for our US guests provided I supply addresses. We are doing just an invite and a reception card with instructions to RSVP on our website so people don’t have to mail anything back. This way we will save on postage and the invites should get to their destinations faster.
Post # 8
We did exactly what you described. They were super-easy to make, were totally cute and unique and only cost us a standard stamp to mail. A lot of people called to tell us how much they liked them and no one complained about missing an RSVP envelope. You can see ours here.
Post # 9
I think that would be just fine. Your alternative though (if you did want more) is maybe order the invites through someone in the US and then have your mom (I presume she’s in the US?) mail them. That would probably save a boatload in shipping.
Post # 10
Wahoo! Thanks for the replies ladies! So good to know I’m not the only one. Frugal_faye, your invites are super cute! I love the bow that ties both together, so clever!
Post # 11
we only had one piece of paper in our invite, and it was actually very light b/c it was handmade paper with velum on top of it. i know people don’t like to have light invites… but i feel like people will throw them out anyway and it’s more money for postage so i didn’t care much about how heavy the paper was. we had rsvp online or by phone, so there was no need for an rsvp card and we had any extra info (map, etc) on our wedding website.