(Closed) Help on squeezing in invite to one page only

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If the college is impossible to get wrong, I think it’s fine to omit the street address. Often big places like that have entrances off several streets, so the official street address isn’t always the most useful anyway.

Yes I think you need an RSVP date. That needs to be “in people’s faces” on the invite. (Otherwise, how do they know when to go onto the website to RSVP?) Also, if not everyone is computer literate, you might consider having at least a phone number as well.

I think you only need “more details at” if there is essential information at the web site. My reading of the invitation, as it stands, is that the website is just for RSVP.

p.s. I assume this is just an example because June only has 30 days!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think you have exactly what you need on there. The only thing that concerns me is the afternoon reception thing. I would specify what that is so that guests know whether or not they should bring their appetites

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@lazy:  

1. It’s not customary to include the address. In this day and age, everyone just does a maps search anyway.

2. Yes, you should have an “RSVP by” date. I don’t think it’s enough to just include it on the website. You’ll thank yourself later when you have fewer responses to chase down. DO NOT write “please RSVP.” The SVP in RSVP is French for “please,” so adding another “please” is redundant.

3. The website is enough. You don’t need a “More details here,” as it will clutter up an already long invite.

I’m a huge etiquette stickler, but I think it’s creative and green to put everything onto one page and do RSVPs by email.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@somethingaquamarine:  “ In this day and age, everyone just does a maps search anyway.”

I don’t (if it matters, I’m in my 40s). In this case (a huge college) it’s not necessary, but for a small park or church it is.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@lazy:  I would definitely just get rid of afternoon then. The way it’s written with “afternoon” makes me think that I’ll be getting lunch and a mimosa, and then I’ll be sent on my way. If it’s listed as a reception, I will expect to stay a lot longer.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@paula1248:  I’m just curious: how do you know where you are going if you are not using Google maps? Do all of the wedding invitations you receive come with map inserts as well (and do you actually use them to navigate your way to the ceremony location)?

ETA: While you may not use Google maps to get places, I still stand by my statement that most people do. Even my mom and Future Mother-In-Law use it, and they’re not particularly tech-savvy. I do agree with you that obscure locations should come with addresses. I once showed up to the wrong hotel for a wedding because there were two of that particular chain in that town.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m no help with wording, but what about using double sided invites? That way you can include as much info as you want and just split the info in between the front and the back.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@somethingaquamarine:  I pull out my trusty (paper) street directory and look it up in there. Unless it’s a country location, most invitations I receive do not include a map. An address like “St John’s church, 17 South Road, Richmond” is sufficient.

In the last year or two we’ve taken to checking addresses on google maps on a pc before going anywhere. But I can’t take that with me in my car. Unlike Darling Husband and me, our teenage / young adult kids all have GPS on their phones, but they (the kids) are not very good at giving directions. (Text friend, listen to music, “Oh we were meant to turn at X street”)

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