Post # 1
What exactly goes in the invites? I know some people put maps in there but most of our guests will be coming from out of town (driving 8 hrs or flying). Do you put a menu in there? RSVP card? Info?
Help please 🙂
Post # 3
You would definately want to have an RSVP Card. If you are going to have a plated dinner, then you wuold want to have the menu options on the RSVP card.
If you are going to have a lot of our of town guests, you may want to reserve a block of rooms at a hotel and provide that information on a card.
I feel that a map or directions are helpful if you are having your ceremony at one location and the reception at another location.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
Reception card – Especially if your reception is in a different place
RSVP Card plus stamped envelope – you can include the meal choice on there if you need a count
Direction Card – there is your map
Hotel Block, or booking info – Your Out of Town guest will have an idea of where to stay
The last 2 may be given to you by your venue/hotel choice
Post # 5
We have the invite, a postcard RSVP, and a business card that has the wedding website info on it.
On the wedding website is (or will be) directions, maps, hotel info, a link to registries, and Out of Town guest information.
Post # 6
I know people say to not put where you’re registered at in your wedding invites, but every single wedding that I’ve ever been to has done it. And I never thought anything of it or thought it was a faux pas. So, we did too!
Post # 7
Ok so the ceremony will be on the beach and we will more than likely be walking up to the hotel for the reception. I know for sure we can’t afford to pay for their stay (is that what a hotel block is? or is that just reserving those rooms if they want them?)
If we put booking information in, what do you include? Would we include more than one hotel in the area? The one we are going to have the reception at is probably going to be really expensive.
Do we not need a direction card since it is all in one area? We are having a buffet, should we have a line to list allergies or special accomodations such as vegetarian?
Post # 8
Direction card should have directions from local highways for those who are driving and from the airport.
Check out the hotels, some require a deposit and a minimun guarentee, you would have to make up the difference. We were able to find one that just required guests to book a month before for the discount rate. No money down from us. You can include multipile hotels, if you want to offer different price points. Maybe on from where your wedding will be and one near by that is cheaper. You don’t need to pay for your guests hotels, but it helps them if they know where to stay.
If your having a buffet you don’t need to offer a meal choice. Just make sure that you have a vegetarian option.
Post # 9
@SoonToBeMrs.K: We’re not paying for stays, but we did find a hotel that does discounts for groups that attend events at our venue. So we included info for that one and the first-come-first-served rates, and info for a nearby B&B. Our maps are to venue, and to the discounted hotel from the reception venue.
I think the way room blocks work is that you promise the hotel you can fill X number of rooms. If you can estimate a good number based on your list, this is probably worth exploring. I’m not sure what it would require in terms of money down, though.
Post # 10
@bluebird615: I know! I didn’t realize this was a no no… I probably will as well on the condition I can find the proper space for it… I have a website set up but if I directed people to the website I have to worry about the five or so people who are still in the dark ages and don’t have a computer!
Post # 11
Typically, there is an RSVP card with menu choices on it (so your guests can select which meal they want and you know how to do the escort cards), an information card is always helpful for out of town guests, letting them know nearby accomodations. And a map can also be useful to show your guests how to get to the ceremony and/or reception.