(Closed) Are all those insert cards really neccesary in invites?!

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think an insert with your website address on it will be fine. Since all your guests are OOTers you might want to consider putting in a map and general directions in case they’ll need it on the day.

Post # 4
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I am going to have many cards in the invite because we do not have a website, so this is literally the only place where people will get all the info.  Will you have an older guests who maybe won’t have access to a computer, or feel comfortable using one?  You may want to think about having an insert just for those guests with some extra info on.  Otherwise, I think a card with the website should be fine. (be sure to indicate “head to http://www.ourwebsite.com for info on directions, accomodations and any other info you might need” or something like that)

Post # 5
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we didn’t use any inserts. just one single piece of paper. it said to rsvp to our website on it. i just really didn’t want to spend the money on lots of paper, plus it’s just paper that people will throw away and that’s a waste. we’re doing everything very informal so i figured it was ok.

Post # 6
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It really depends on your guests.  If they are mostly out of town guests they’re going to need all that information in some sort of format.  If everyone talks alot, word of mouth might be good enough for you.  If they’re tech savvy, it might be better to invest some time in creating a thorough website and have one insert referring to the website.  Since you are DIY-ing your invites, you could do the inserts just for older relatives who might not check out your website.

Post # 7
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the wording of this insert:

Post # 8
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would supply a map or a card with directions/accomodations for those who don’t use the web much since you are having many Out of Town guests….

To minimize all of the loose inserts, we chose a design that keeps them together, which I’m sure would be very easy to DIY:

http://www.vivalaviolette.com/item_57/Modern-Bride-Peacock-Heart.htm

Post # 9
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We only had an insert with a map and directions on it.  All the other information was on the website.

Post # 10
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I, too, wish all those insert cards weren’t necessary but for our crowd, they are.  We put our wedding website on our STD and from questions I’ve gotten about which nearby airports and hotels to use, I can tell NOBODY went to the website.  I would expect that from the baby boomer and up generation, but not our 30-something-year-old friends!!!  Guh.  I think I was being too self-centered to really think everybody would take the initiative to see OUR website.  Darn!

So, besides the actual invite we will have the RSVP card & its envelope, note about the morning-after brunch location (in lieu of reception card, as we noted reception location on the invite) and an enclosure card entitled “Guest Information” which includes hotels, childcare and once again OUR WEDDING WEBSITE URL!  Maybe the second time around will the be charm?!

              

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