(Closed) Another invitation etiquette post

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Post # 3
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1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1. When sending the invitation should there be a seperate card for accomidations (spelling?) and the wedding page?

Definitely send out accomodation information and put the information on the wedding page

2. Should we include where we are registered? I’m only registering small items on a couple stores like target and bed bath and beyond and since we live in a small town with only walmart pretty much should we include walmart?

many people say this is a no no- you can add registry info on your website

3. When inviting a couple not yet married should we write both names or just the main one we know and allow a plus 1?

Write out both of their names if they have been dating a long time or are engaged or just the person you know’s name and guest

 

4. Do we pre stamp the RSVP cards?

Yes- that way its less of a hassle for your guests and you know that they will return those cards! If you dont add stamps to the RSVPs many people will forget to send them out

 

5. Just to make sure everything is included, what ALL is included in invitations?

The invitation- with information about the ceremony time and reception time

the directions to both the ceremony and reception 

a phone number of someone they can call the day of incase they get lost

accomodations

RSVP

Dress code (if you are having one: such as black tie) 

 

6. How big should I print the main wedding invitation? I’m not sure the size that they should be. The RSVP cards are going into slots with the map etc but the actual invitation what is the normal size?

 

that depends on your card stock and design size. Pick an invitation size that wont cost extra to mail out– 

Post # 4
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3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1. You don’t have to do a seperate card for anything if you don’t want to but your invite might get crowded and busy if you don’t make a couple different cards.

2. No. At least thats what ettiquette tells you. If you have a website put it on there or put it somewhere on a different card. Only include walmart if there is stuff you want from there. It could be good for people that live in town.

3. I think it depends on how close you are to the couple. If you only know the guy then just do the +1 but if you know the girl then put both names.

4. Yes.

5. You mean what cards you need or what specific info on the invite? You need an invitation, accomodations, travel info, website and RSVP/envelope.

6. You should get your invite envelope before you choose a size for the invitation. Once you know the size of envelope you are getting make your invite .5 smaller.

Post # 5
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7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

1. When sending the invitation should there be a seperate card for accomidations (spelling?) and the wedding page? Depending on your invitation style, you probably should to keep your invites from looking cluttered. We had a guest info card with the hotel information and wedding website.

2. Should we include where we are registered? I’m only registering small items on a couple stores like target and bed bath and beyond and since we live in a small town with only walmart pretty much should we include walmart? Yes, include that you are registered on that separate card or people will call and ask. There are many people who ignored the webpage. Etiquette I think says don’t put where you are registered. I didn’t have one so I was in real hot water with my guests, lol.

3. When inviting a couple not yet married should we write both names or just the main one we know and allow a plus 1? Completely up to you. I would say if they are a live-in, long term couple then write both name, but if they aren’t serious then maybe just do a +1 to be on the safe side

4. Do we pre stamp the RSVP cards? Yes. You’re still going to get lazy people that won’t send them back, but I think there is a better success when they are stamped.

5. Just to make sure everything is included, what ALL is included in invitations? How do you mean? Like information on the actual invite? We did parents names, ours, name of the church, address, and time (and of course date) as well as putting that there was a reception and dance to follow.

6. How big should I print the main wedding invitation? I’m not sure the size that they should be. The RSVP cards are going into slots with the map etc but the actual invitation what is the normal size? There isn’t a normal size. It depends on what kind of invite you want. We ordered from magnet street.com and ordered like I think it was a 5×7 of something or maybe a little bigger. it had a picture and then the information. It fit in a square envelope, like the size of a greeting card you get at Hallmark. If you are making your own, go online and check out examples of ones you like and order that size. Like I said, I used Magnet Street and that is a GREAT place to get ideas.

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