(Closed) Desperately Seeking Invitation Advice – Wedding in June!

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

For the rsvp – you could use your email address; most have a wedding website that will track the online rsvps for you!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I think the colors will be fine!  Except I wouldn’t use black. 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

unless color consistency is super important to you, i wouldn’t worry about the different colors on your invitations–what you’re picking is simple and elegant enough that it’s not like it’s going to give a drastically different feel to the wedding.

as for rsvp, you can use your email address, or i know that mywedding.com has a function where you can refer people to the website to rsvp (and probably has an option for meal choices and other things). i think other wedding website vendors also have this rsvp service. totally okay to use the electronic rsvp!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think you can go with whatever colors you like for invitations.  However, for rsvp I would also include a phone number for the less tech savvy. Also, I think a web address on your invitation would stick out badly.  Could you just go to a craft store and pick up some nice card stock that matches and make little business card size inserts?  It wouldn’t really involve any more DIY than running a page through a printer and cutting out squares…

Also, check out weddingpaperdivas.com, they have some great affordable stuff…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

So I can’t say much about online RSVPs, but I also recommend mywedding.com because you to do an online RSVP for multiple events (rehearsal dinner, reception, etc).  They will compile the information for you in terms of guest count.  I personally think it’s nice NOT to have a bajillion emails right before the wedding.

Also, look at mygatsby.com for wedding invitations, if you’d like.  I don’t think people remember the color of the invites, so I don’t think it’ll look weird.  Instead of printing the wedding website on the corner of the invite, you could get some ivory watercolor paper and run it through the printer to make an RSVP card with the web address.  The watercolor paper is wonderfully textured and an ivory color.  Plus, you can use 40% off coupons at Michaels, Jo-Anne’s or AC Moore.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wouldn’t have the website on the invitation itself, but would create an insert (like @greenleaf suggested) to include with your invite.  If you keep your professional invitation pretty simple, it should be easy and quick to make matching inserts yourself. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I saw somewhere that a wedding etiquette professional (Peggy Post, maybe?) said that it was okay to put an email address under RSVP in the corner of an invitation, where you might otherwise put an address or a phone number (or your social secretary’s phone number, if you’re rich and from the ’50s).  But not a wedding website, and unless the vast majority of your guests are internet-literate, include some other way to reply, also.  If I were you, I would make the wedding website (if you feel you need one) word-of-mouth, or, for example, my Fiance put the address up on his FB page (before it was finished, grr!).  I would also get a separate email address for rsvps or for wedding stuff generally, something easy to remember, and not mix it in with regular email.  And really, don’t worry about the colors.  Will anyone notice but you if they’re the same as the wedding colors?  Probably not. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@hopewell – don’t be so sure people won’t notice if the colors don’t match!  My colors are pink, forest green and ivory.  On our save the dates I ran out of the green ribbon I was using and used blue ribbon on about 7 of over 100 cards, thinking it was just a save the date and the blue looked pretty (we used a postcard from the town we are marrying in so the blue matched the mountains) and no one would ever think twice about it.

No one has asked me directly, but unfortunately the blue ribboned stds went to friends of my mom who know about our colors and they all asked her why the ribbon was blue.  Doh!  I couldn’t believe it…I don’t care and actually thought it was funny.  There is always someone who will call you out. 

@joebeth – don’t let my story deter you though!  Do it your way!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ladyox – glad you just laughed at those ladies; my bf told me normally-sane people get crazy over weddings, and so far she’s been totally right!

@joebeth – if it were me, I’d put:

R.s.v.p.

email address

street address

That way people who like more formality or who don’t use email can write you a little note saying “yes, we’re so happy for you, we’ll be there”, or “no, sorry, we can’t make it”.  The address could be yours or your parents’, whoever will be more organized.  Personally, I like this so much better than reply cards! 

And sorry, still no help about colors. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I will have some address printed or embossed (haven’t decided) on the back of the envelopes, but that may very well be different from the rsvp address (don’t know that either).  And my worries are that 1) people throw away envelopes, even those envelopes we spend time stressing over! and 2) people who don’t use email will feel pressured to figure it out to respond if there’s no address.  This is just my opinion, and I may be overthinking it, but I’m so excited about my invitations! (the way normal people are about dresses and flowers, lol)

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