(Closed) DIY invititaiton pieces: What do I NEED?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We also DIYed our invitations and included: ceremony invitation, reception card, response card/envelope, and a short handwritten note to family members to remind them to stick around after the ceremony for pictures.

I really wanted to include a map/direction card, but I simply didn’t have time to make that happen.  As a substitute, we included our wedding website address on the reception card.  (The website includes a map and directions.)  Luckily, most of our guests are internet-friendly, so I don’t think there will be any problems with them finding directions on their own.

Post # 4
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

pocketfold invite:

Main invite

in pockets: RSVP and envelope, directions, event card: reception, brunch, and rehearsal dinner, and info card.

I did two event cards, one for people invited to the dinner, one for those not invited.

The info card: Town info, hotel info(even though I sent out a STD with hotel info people are still booking rooms), dress for the wedding, details about the ceremony and reception, shuttle info, and website and email

 *Make sure you check that you can fit the all the inserts you want in the invite. I had to use a lighter weight card to fit everything. But I had samples so I knew this before I bought.  

If you are interested you can private message me. I can email you my invites to see. I DIYed them.  

Post # 5
13 posts

What you NEED is completely arbitrary.  We are only including the invitation itself and the rest of the information will be on our website.  If you want the other things that is great, I just didn’t want to stress myself out making them 🙂

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Your invites sound perfect!  You can included all the extras you want.  Including a website (if you have one) is always a great idea for things like dress, directions and hotel info.

Post # 7
21 posts

You should include those items that will make the wedding day and planning for the wedding day easiest for you and your guests.

For example, if there are very few options for nearby hotels or you have specifics regarding how to get a deal with the hotel you would want to include info. in the invite. If you will be totally bummed if guests don’t know or remember to stick around for pics, then you should include something with your request for them to stick around after the wedding. If your ceremony or reception is in a remote location with lots of twists and turns, then directions would make it easier for guests. But, with things like google maps, etc., it is becoming easier and easier to leave that out of your stationery suite.


Good Luck DIYing! I’m sure they will be beautiful.

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