Post # 1
My fiance and I are learning the etiquette for wedding invitations. Do you always put the address of the ceremony location and then the address of the reception if it is separate on the invitation? Do you include the RSVP on the same page as the invitation or a different page?
We’ve considered including a separate page for map and directions. Has anyone done this?
Also we have a wedding webpage but considered giving guests the option of rsvping via e-mail. Do you think it’s necessary to include response cards?
We’re inviting about 130 different families and are on a tight budget. Any advice welcome. Thank you!
Post # 3
If you don’t mind doing some stuff yourself, you could get a kit from Michael’s. I bought mine for $30 with a coupon and it had 50 invites. I used this to print the invites and response cards. Then, I bought some white linen paper at Staples for $10, and some purple cardstock (35 sheets for 25cents each), and I printed up accomodations cards and direction cards on the paper. Then I mounted them on the cardstock. It took me a bit of time to do, but it was quite economical.
To answer your other questions, the RSVP info usually goes on a response card. If you had them RSVP by e-mail, you could still print a card, but it would just not need to be returned (so no envelope and no stamp). As for the address, I’m not sure what to do there, so hopefully someone else can help. Our ceremony and reception are in the same place, so I included just the 1 address and said “Reception to Follow Immediately” on the bottom.
Post # 4
our invites were four cards– the invite with ceremony info, the reception card with the address, RSVP and a map/directions card.
Post # 5
Before we decided to elope, I was doing our invites. I was also doing the Wedding Website RSVP (Yay for great minds!) and did a response card (separate from the main invitation, you don’t want it on the main invite). I essentially said,
We have reserved ____ seats for you
Please respond on our wedding website by July 13, 2013
“Wedding Website URL here”
or via telephone at
Short, sweet, to the point, and no extra postage!
When I was designing, separate maps were ALWAYS a good idea. There’s always going to be at least one guest that gets lost, and it’s just one less thing to worry about.