Post # 1
I am designing the invitations myself.
This is what I have included in the invitation bundle:
1. Invitation card
2. Ceremony card
3. Reception card
4. Map Card
5. RSVP Card
6. Out of Towners packet – only for a handful of guests will get this
Is this nuts? The reason why they are all individual is because we are getting married on a ferry, I need the extra space on the ceremony card to be able to give people details like the address for the parking lot, crossing time so they don’t freak about sea sickness, and such.
Post # 3
I had 4 inserts & one main invitation card in my pocket fold: The main invite was affixed to the pocket fold and in the pocket were: The ceremony card, which had the map on the back, the RSVP card, the Reception card & the Accomodations card.
Post # 4
Why do you need a ceremony card? Isn’t all that info on the invitation?
Post # 5
Hmm. As long as you dont mind the mailing being expensive I say go for it.
Post # 6
Mine ceremony card had a ton of info: It included directions from different areas, it formally invited everyone to the ceremony, where as the main card just announces the wedding & it had the maps of the area on the back. It was necessary in my case, as about 70% of the people invited don’t know where the church is.
Post # 7
It’s not nuts. It seems that you really need all those cards to make things easy for your guests. The ceremony card is a must or else guests will be left wondering.
How are you going to present it all? I would suggest a pocket fold so that you can have the invite on one side with all the inserts in a pocket, neatly displayed.
This website has examples of what I’m talking about. I am not using them though. Just using it as an example.
Good luck with your invites.
Post # 8
Just keep in mind that you’re going to have to cut and assemble each of those cards..that can easily add up to a lot of work.
Could you combine any of the information? Like put the ceremony info on the invitation or do a ceremony/reception card?
Or you could nix the map..almost everybody has a GPS or will MapQuest it beforehand. And if they’re local they might already know where they’re going. If you felt it was necessary, you could include that with the out-of-town packet.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
sounds good, though if you want to save paper/postage weight, you could print on both sides!
Post # 10
I didn’t want to combine the ceremony card and the invitaiton is because I need to include a lot of info about parking, departure time, crossing time, and just a lot of little details. And the ferry is not well known or heavily used, so a lot people are going to have questions.
I’m also not sure about the packaging. I guess I should look at folders and pockets, but I want something unique and more out of the box. Suggestions?
Post # 12
Do you need a separate map card or can you fit a small map on the ceremony and reception cards?
Post # 13
Cute idea with the fan! I guess I could see if my local stationary shop would have a die cut for that shape, or maybe the local scrapbook shop.
I don’t think I would consider combining the map and the reception or ceremony card since it would not exactly flow with the design.
Post # 14
how about put some of this information on a website and decrease the amount of cards you are printing and sending?
its gonna be $$ for a stamp for all of that too.
i sent out: envelope, inner envelope, invite, reception card, enclosure card, rsvp card/envelope.
I thought it was overkill.
Post # 15
Haha – I totally read this post as “how many INSECTS is too many insects?”. Anyways, I think you’d need to see how the inserts look in your pocket. I’m planning on doing 4 (Reception, Directions, RSVP, Website), but I easily could have fit at least one more card in teh pocket. In fact, the only reason i’m doing the ‘website’ one, is it looked kinda empty with just the 3 (and it left too big of a gap between the smallest insert and the top of the pocket).
Post # 16
I am a minimalist- no inserts for this girl and I’m considering not even using response cards 🙂
Use your website to share all of the intricate details with guests. Almost everyone uses the internet now, and for those two don’t provide a phone number. On my website I have maps, parking instructions, hotel information, restaurant recommendations, everything. My Save-The-Date Cards went out with basically just a URL to our website and our names. You could also send a more casual letter after your invites go out from you and the fiance with some weekend details.
I may also use my website for RSVPs, by printing the information on the back of an envelope and having guests reply directly to the website or call. Here’s an example of what that looks like http://www.bellafigura.com/letterpress-inspiration/category/green-weddings/