Post # 1
Hi all – I’m making our invitations using PowerPoint in a template similar to the one Mrs. Daffodil used. I want to maximize the use of the paper so I’d like to include 4 cards. I have a map, directions, and an RSVP card so far but I’m stuck on the fourth card. We included accomodations info with our Save-The-Date Cards so I don’t really want to repeat that. I thought about a reception card but the ceremony and reception are at the same place – plus is seemed a bit formal for our wedding. Any ideas on something cute or clever to include on that fourth card?? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I think that accommodations would be helpful, less people thenyou think will have that STD at hand and ready to go. I think that it would be a good idea and save you the hassle of having to answer that question over and over. It’s something most people would expect to see in the invite.
Post # 4
Are most of your guests in-town? Perhaps you wouldn’t need an accomodations card if most of the people are not from out-of-town, or if the reception is not at a hotel. (This whole thing is still a bit new to me!)
Post # 5
I used up extra space by making two additional cards. One is a calling card with my new married name on it. It’s like a business card but it’s for social use, for friends etc. I also made a "Within the Ribbon" card. It’s the same size as a business card and all it says is
Within the Ribbon
Present this card to usher for priority seating
I am giving them out at the rehearsal dinner to our honorary guests, so they can sit up front.
These two cards took up all the extra space I had.
Post # 6
Or you could really save paper by doubling up one card, rather than creating extra inserts. If you make 3 versions of the page, one with cards ABCA, one with ABCB, and one with ABCC, and if you need a total of 100 of each kind of card, you print each version out only 25 times. Then you get 100 of each card (50+25+25), only using 75 pieces of paper.
This makes sense, no?
Post # 7
Thanks, MissSauce, it definitely makes sense if the cards are all the same size. In my case, though, each of the cards is sized differently so that they are stacked and still visible in the pocket. It still may be possible if I resize everything though.
Repeating the accomodations info might work though most of our guests are in town…. Perhaps I can think of another DIY project for that small square…
Post # 8
If you have guests you know are going to take pictures at the wedding, you could use that extra piece of paper to make cards that have directions to upload their pictures to a website, like Mrs. Cream Puff & Miss Candy Corn have done. Even if all the cards aren’t taken at the end of the night, you’ll still have used a pretty good portion of that extra paper.
Post # 9
Ah, I see. Mine are sort of similar, but I’m matching them up with the biggest and smallest making a rectangle and the two medium sizes making a rectangle of the same size. It’s a bit crazy, but I’ll only need to print 66 pages for all 100 sets of inserts, and I’ll have enough paper in the ream left over for response cards.
I’m on a cost-cutting, tree-hugging mission, and also a tangrams fiend. 🙂
Post # 10
Are you going to have a brunch the next day at all? You could use it to announce that. Otherwise I would suggest repeating the accomodations. It may seem repetetive to you, but I know I still had people asking waht hotels were reserved even though we did both STD’s and invites with them…