After Party/ Reception Invitations?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I mail invitations for the "after party/reception"?
    Yes, Mail them an invitation : (0 votes)
    Yes, Mail them an invite and RSVP : (1 votes)
    13 %
    No, Just call/text them : (1 votes)
    13 %
    No, make a facebook event and invite them : (6 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 2
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    257 posts
    Helper bee

    I find this weird. You’re going to ask your guests to give up not one, but TWO of their weekends for your wedding festivities?  That’s a bit much IMO, I wouldn’t be going to the second weekend party as a result.

    Post # 4
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    257 posts
    Helper bee

    nboll002 :  In that case, I’d probably go with something a little more informal to reflect the tone of the event, maybe a facebook invite? Do you have most of them on FB? Do you have a lot of older folks that would be ‘offended’ if they didnt get a physical invite, but maybe a phone call or something? The only thing you risk with more informal is that someone doesn’t get the word of the event and then someone says ‘Oh hey, are you going to nboll’s party tomorrow?!’ and they’re like ‘uhhh…. i didnt get an invitation’.

    The other thing, do you WANT to spend extra money on invites? If that’s not an issue, you could put a cute, slightly different card in with the wedding invitation that has the date for the more informal party for your invited guests, or just send another invitation, maybe a week later. So if your suite was like gold and pink, do an insert card that’s white with a darker pink or maybe silver, something similar but that signals its a different event?

    Post # 6
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    1412 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you’re doing your first dance the following weekend, are you planning on re-wearing your dress? If so, that’s a bit odd- you’re wearing your wedding dress but there’s no wedding…

    Post # 7
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I would say FB is fine. 

    For another digital alternative, I recently used minted.com’s digital invites for my rehearsal dinner and thought they were nice (it’s free through the end of the year).  It was sooo much easier getting RSVP’s back then with paper invitations! Digital is the way to go (Even older relatives responded without problems).   

     

    Post # 8
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    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’m doing something similar but I plan on wearing my wedding dress again if we do have a party after the actual wedding (that thing cost a lot of money and needs exposure lol). However, if it’s informal I say FB or simple card invites would be fine! 

    Post # 9
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    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

    Email invites! Paperless Post is pretty cheap 🙂

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