Post # 1
We’re having a semi-destination wedding (local to us but the majority of guests coming from away). I’m currently trying to figure out our invitation suite. We’re doing pocket fold invites and I’m wondering how many inserts we should have.
There will be the main invite card – which isn’t an insert – that has the date, time and location of ceremony and reception.
There will be an RSVP card.
I’m working on a map card, but I’m not sure if we need this as we’re providing a bus from the hotel to the venue.
We will have a wedding website with all the information on it, but I know the grandparents are really that tech saavy (neither are FH’s parents but they won’t admit that).
What insert cards do we need? The poll includes all the possible cards I could think of – I’m hoping to not have to do them all – more inserts = more money!
Post # 3
@AlmostMrsPeck: You definitely don’t need all of those inserts! You can put things to do/wedding events on the wedding website, and use word of mouth for anyone who isn’t tech savvy. Chances are you’d tell your grandparents anyway.
In my invites I had the invitation, the RSVP, and one insert with hotel information. We put a map on the website, and also printed one on the back of our programs (ceremony and reception were a few miles apart, which can take up to 20 minutes in downtown Seattle). So that worked out so well. You don’t want to put too much in the invitation…too much risk of people recycling it too early or forgetting to bring it with them. Get people the information they need this far out- when your wedding is, where it is, and a hotel card so they can make reservations.
Post # 4
@Audrey2_sings: thanks. All the invites i get follow one of 2 formats. Single card overloaded with information or a pocket fold with half a dozen inserts which seems like overkill!
I just want to be sure that my guests have everything that they need.