Post # 1
maybe i’m crazy (no, i am going crazy with all of this invitation addressing, thank you cards, etc) but have you heard of newly married couples sending out cards with their married names and new address after the wedding? feel free to call me insane but I don’t know why I thought of this detail!
Post # 3
Yep, it’s called an "at home" card. They can also be sent with the invitations (The future Mr. & Mrs. will reside at ___________ ). It’s also a good way to let people know if you are changing your name or not.
I’m putting something similar in our programs. I think Miss Tulip has a blog post about it too.
Post # 4
Exactly what maple said…"at home" cards. They’re handy since couples can move or change (or not change) names after the wedding.
Post # 5
Originally that At Home card was also to say when you would be back from your honeymoon – so it would provide your married name(s), your address, and the effective date (e.g., at home after…). Hence the name of the card. In this day and age I’m not sure you want to announce that your house will be empty for a month while you tour Europe, all your wedding gifts unattended. However it is a nice way to provide change of address and/or name.
Post # 6
I was thinking of slipping some in our thank you notes post-wedding, since we won’t know where we’re living when the invites go out.
It probably doesn’t make any sense to do (obviously) if a) you live together already and b) aren’t moving right before or shortly after the wedding.
Post # 7
I’ve been to weddings where the new address was printed on the back of the program with a cute note. Of course, I can’t remember any of the cutesy phrases now!
Post # 8
I think they’re really cute, and I don’t see them done as much these days. My mom said everyone did them back when she got married (er, got married the first time I mean, hehe.) Here’s to the revival of the At Home cards!