Who thought their wedding invitations were simple??? Anyone?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6569 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@elliptical2013:  i think its fine. honestly, you know what stressed me out the most during my wedding planning? damn invitations…they have too many to choose from it was overwhelming. LoL


I had picked the perfect invitation, but then Hurricane Sandy hit and the woman I was going to buy from, her store was completely ruined, so she wasn’t taking any new orders. She was only completing the ones that were already placed.


I searched high and low to find it again and couldn’t. So I ended up settling for something else that I didn’t love as much as the first. It was a plain square invite and it had a lace pocket. thats it. Beautiful and elegant but simple, not fussy


Post # 4
9147 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@elliptical2013:  We did a single pager and we had no regrets.

Post # 7
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had a semi-formal evening wedding and my invitations were still simple.  One page of info on the front and an enclosed RSVP card.  Any other info I thought people would want I put on the wedding website.  So I definitely think simple invitations are fine and it wasn’t somewhere I wanted to spend money since they all end up in the trash anyway.

Post # 8
2535 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


I did something similar… 1 tea-length invite, with the invitation on the front and the information on the back.

I just slipped the RSVP card in the envelope, no bands or anything keeping it together.

Post # 9
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ours were super simple. our ceremony and reception were in the same room. 

we had just an invitation and response card.

Post # 11
3266 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine were really simple DIY ones from Michael’s that FI picked out. They were a cute little all information on one piece come to our wedding invite put inside this glittery black open envelope, and then the actual outer envelope. I printed on the envelopes in the same fonts I used on the invite. They turned out really nice!

Post # 12
2535 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@elliptical2013:  Nope! It’s not handwriting – I printed directly on the envelopes with a fancy font!
Not even ashamed about it, it saved me a bit of time and looked awesome!
I had about 80 invites.

Post # 13
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ours are not simple, but I was really really excited to make some fancy invitations. We are doing inner and outer envelopes, a belly band, three inserts (RSVP + envelope, directions/map, and reception (in it’s own envelope). And I flipping love it, and it reflects the vibe of our wedding. But if your wedding is casual and you don’t care, go for the simple invitation- while I love a fancy invitation, I don’t think anything less of a simple one as long as everything is spelled correctly and basic etiquette is followed.

Post # 15
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

Very simple. Our envelopes contained the invitation, a response card, a stamped envelope for the response and a business card that had our wedding website on it.

Post # 16
4032 posts
Honey bee

The hardest part was getting the Etsy vendors to respond to me; about half of those I contacted never did. And I couldn’t find a way to report something like that? Ours is semi-destination (mostly 1.5-3.5 hours from guest homes). I set up a website to include the 4 hotel room blocks, things to do in the area, and any details the guests might need. (Unless I wanted to kill a tree, there’s no way I could include all that printed information, inside an invitation envelope). We have a wedding e-mail address, for ??? and RSVPs. People lose invitations and RSVP cards; our website is also on the Save the Date magnets, which should be on guest fridges. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, that all goes well.

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