Post # 1
I was curious if any brides out there didn’t include all that information that goes into invitations such as RSVPs, reception info, maps, etc? Part of this decision is the extra costs, but also part of the reason is that for some reason I don’t like the look of belly bands or pocket folds, I just like really simple one page invitations.
I am planning on asking all our guests to go to our website to RSVP, suggest music for the reception, and I will be providing a map all online. Did any of you girls do this? Did it run smoothly?
I don’t want to add an additional card asking them to go to the website, so I plan on just adding the request on the bottom of my invitation, did any of you do this as well?
Post # 3
I didn’t. I didn’t feel it was really necessary for us. We went with very simple invitations. They are a nice metallic sheened cardstock with vellum overlay and a ribbon tying the two together. At the bottom they say to RSVP online or to call my house phone.
Some people can’t get this right, by the way….i’ve had to email lots of people back to get clarifications. Or they tell my Future Mother-In-Law they are coming….so then SHE has to call me. People do this anyways, no big deal. If we had a food choice I might consider another option. We’re serving chicken…if you don’t want it, don’t eat it, there’s always cake and beer! haha.
Everyone likes to check the stuff out online. And if they aren’t web savvy enough to, chances are they’re too, er, old to really care anyways or suggest music in the first place. At least that is my experience. And we have mapquest nowadays and GPS…i think people can find our location since it’s pretty central.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
We don’t have maps or too many extra things. We only have a postcard RSVP and a tiny reception to follow card. That little recption card only exists because I forgot to put the info on the invite…stuuuupid.
Post # 5
I did the invitation, response card and card telling where the reception was. I didn’t do anything else like maps but I now realize that I should’ve put on the little card saying where the reception was that the men need to wear a coat. Yeah, most people would think that men need to wear a coat to a wedding but my fiancees friends — the ones who are single — really have no clue! I really wish I had done that. I did put it on our website but I’m not sure how many people have really looked at that particular part of it.
Post # 6
We had an invitation, response card, and info card with the website. We had an option of online or paper RSVP, because a lot of our guests are older and afraid of the internet.
Post # 7
We did RSVP via our email address or home telephone. We also asked for 2 song requests from each guest and told them to check out our website for more information. No maps, but we did include a directions sheet (on regular white paper) that was held to the back of the invitation by the belly belt.
Post # 8
We simply set up a free website for all that – People simply throw away the invitation most of the time so we figured we would save some trees and some money and do it online 😉
Post # 9
We’re not sure. Our original design for the invites includes them, because we loooove the look of a pocket-fold with the RSVP, info, map, etc. all going up like a staircase. Hee.
The one thing I would suggest…it might be a good idea to include your phone number for guests to RSVP to as well as asking them to check out your wedding website. After all, some elderly guests may not be comfortable with a computer. =) We’re considering doing this as well, you see, and I know that my great-grandma, along with a couple other guests, wouldn’t appreciate an online-only RSVP.
Post # 10
all my guests are local and will be taking cab or subway or flying in; one driving; I put an insert with directions; no questions so far
Post # 11
We didnt do maps or extras. We only had the invite and a small card for the day after brunch (at request of my Mom).
All our guests found everything just fine, we just directed them to the website for hotel info, maps, directions…ect.
Post # 12
We just ordered our invites and it will be a single card. We ask people to RSVP online and there we’ll have maps, directions, weekend activities, etc. I am confident that most people are web-savvy and for the ones that aren’t, my mom can call…because they’re mostly her sisters and such. 🙂
Post # 13
We are going to have a map (only for the out of town guests) and an rsvp card.
Post # 14
The only insert we have is the RSVP card and reply envelope. I think all those maps and other cards are nice, but not necessary at all. Well, unless you’re getting married on a mountaintop or are having a lot of events, I think most people can fiigure it out. 🙂
Post # 15
The only insert we have is the RSVP card and reply envelope. I think all those maps and other cards are nice, but not necessary at all. Well, unless you’re getting married on a mountaintop or something, I think most people can fiigure it out. 🙂
Post # 16
We had the invitation (bifold), an RSVP postcard and an "important info" which listed our website and day-after brunch stuff.
As long as you’re sure all your guests are comfortable using a website to RSVP, go for it! We couldn’t use that as an option because some of our older guests don’t even know how to use e-mail, let alone a wedding website. Oh well.
But maps and such? Nope. Personally, while really cute to include, I think they’re unnecessary, especially with Google Maps and MapQuest these days (older people can use an ACTUAL map if they’re driving). Our venue is in a state park, and we’re providing maps of the area in the Out of Town baskets.