(Closed) Clueless on invitations. HELP!!

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Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012


You can really do just about anything you want to do!  

Are your guests selecting a meal, or is it a buffet/cocktail style/etc?

How formal is your wedding?  If it’s black tie, it’s probably best to do inner and outer envelopes.  

Are your guests internet-savvy?  You could include one small insert card directing them to your wedding website where they can find additional information about lodging, directions, and local attractions.

It really does depend on what you want, and what kind of wedding you’re having.

Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@thumpurr:  Don’t stress 🙂  It’s all going to be ok.

Ok, so the first thing you need is to decide what information is going to be on the invitation, and what wording you plan to use.

Are your parents or your partner’s parents paying?  Are you and your partner paying?

You’ll need to include the date, time, and location of your ceremony.

The RSVP card should have your typical “accepts” or “regrets” as well as meal choices. 

The information insert should include either a link to your wedding website (I think TheKnot.com has a good template, and it’s free!) OR lodging information and/or directions.  You can do two separate cards if you like, one with accommodations and another with a map and directions.  Totally up to you.

We did inner and outer envelopes.  The outer one is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, and the inner envelope is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Eve and John Smith and the next line says Anne, Evelyn, and Dylan to indicate that their children are invited as well (if they’re not included, do not name them, easy peasy)

Or, you can do single outer envelopes addressed to the person(s) invited and include a line on the RSVP card that says “_____ of __2__ attending” to indicate that they are being given 2 seats.

The inner envelope is also helpful when inviting a single person plus a guest.  Outer envelope is addressed to Mr. John Smith and the inner says Mr. John Smith and Guest.


A quick note as well, to make your life easier in the long run, is to write on the back side of the RSVP card a number in pencil or invisible ink and keep a master list of which number you sent to which guest, so when people forget to fill in their name but tell you they want the chicken, you can check your list to see that #3 is Aunt Mary.


Here’s a photo of my invitations if it helps.  I ordered them from VistaPrint and added the ribbon and the second envelope.

Post # 6
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oy.  The print is tiny, sorry.

We paid for the wedding ourselves, so our invitation says:

Dane Lady


MrDane Lady

together with their families

invite you to share in their joy

as they exchange marriage vows

Saturday, the twenty-fifth of August

Two thousand twelve

at one o’clock in the afternoon

at Harper’s Country Club

123 Street Road

City, State

Lunch reception to follow



Our information card directed guests to our wedding website, where we have travel information, hotel accommodations, local attractions, weather information, etc.

Post # 7
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@DaneLady:  Tee-hee – you sound like me Smile 

Guest will receive from us (in one envelope)

The actual invite, the RSVP (with stamped envelope) and an info card. We have ordered 20 extra of everything, for last minute adds to the list or screw ups. It’s easier than you think, I promise! I’ve attached our wording of everything below. Good luck!


“I wanna grow old with you….”

Because your love and friendship have
helped us become who we are, we




Together with our parents,

Invite you to share with us 
this joyous celebration of love at our marriage on

Saturday, the seventh of June at 2:30 pm
 at ceremony location

Cocktails, dinner and dancing will begin at 5 o’clock at the reception location


Kindly RSVP by May 1, 2014

 We have reserved __ seats in your honour


 ____Can’t Wait     ____Number attending

 __Sorry to miss it

Info Card

One side will be maps/directions, the other side will be:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel and Conference Centre. They are offering free parking, breakfast and special rates for our special day. Please reserve early and be sure to reference the Me/Him wedding

Hotel address

Hotel Phone


$119.00 for a Room with 2 Queen Beds

$129.00 for a Premier Room with 1 King Bed

$139.00 for a Deluxe Suite with 1 Queen or 1 King Bed

$149.00 for a Deluxe Terrace Suite

$169.00 for a Corner Suite

$189.00 for a Heritage Suite

$209.00 for a Luxury Suite



A shuttle will be provided round trip to and from the reception for anyone interested (guests not staying at the hotel are welcome to take advantage of the shuttle as well!)

It will depart from the hotel at 5pm sharp. There will be shuttles back to the hotel beginning at 10pm ending at 1:30am

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