(Closed) I need your opinions!

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

I was with you on all your plans until not sending invitations.  It’s a wedding!  Even if they’re informal, you need invitations!  Plus, you will need to know how to get guests their tickets ahead of time, I assume, unless you’re going to task someone to stand at a certain entrance with a list? 

Hopefully you can work out something about the drinks with the ball park – maybe a reserved area for just your event where you can add to a bar tab, or a tab where everyone has some sort of identifying wrist band that the drinks get added to?  I’m not sure if they even do things like that, but it might be worth asking!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CubbieBride:  Definitely do invitations, then you can do a head count.  They can be really creative low key and totally you guys.  Inivtations set the tone.

How far in advance do you have to buy your tickets?  I’d make the RSVP date like a week before the dates you want to buy tickets.  I would buy tickets first, ask people, get declines then ask others to join.  That’s kind of like a B list.

I’d pass out the tickets the day of when you see them if possible.

Buying first round drinks and snakcs if very nice of you guys.  The pizza and this will kind of be your reception – a way to thank guests for coming.

Breakfast is totally optional if you want.  Does the hotel have something?  LIke a buffet?  If the hotel does, and hopefully it will, say you’ll be down at 10am for breakfast if they want to join you.  If they don’t ahve breakfast, you can say that too and peole can join or not.  If you put it like that, you are not obligated to pay.  It’s more like word of mouth.

The transportation is such a kind idea. I know getting around Chicago can take years off your life.  BTDT!

 

Check out these baseball wedding invitations!

http://www.etsy.com/search?q=baseball%20wedding%20invitations&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love your whole plan!! Except for the invites ..it’s your wedding! I was looking at invites earlier and came across these and thought to myself “why would someone want those?!”, but they would be ADORABLE for your theme!!

 

http://www.invitationsbydawn.com/Wedding-Invitations/Photo-Wedding-Invitations/2657-DW25768FC-Love-for-Baseball–Invitation.pro

 

ETA: I think you should somehow say it on the invitation that you have tix for them already. I don’t know the best way to say it though.

Post # 8
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

what a unique wedding idea! my fi would LOVE if we did this instead! 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CubbieBride:  I think somewhere (either on the invtation or an enclosed card) that lunch is served at XYZ at Time:Here, and then ceremony will be at Wrigley Field Time:Here with a (tickets and snacks will be provided) mentioned.  If you go with an Etsy person they can help design it! 

 

Usually the ceremony info goes on the main invitation (place, time, date), then the reception card/enclosure card lists other details – you’d put transportation provided from hotel XYZ where there are room discounts, lunch where and when, tickets provided, post ceremony drinks and snacks provided “A round on us!”

 

I had friends marry who were baseball fans.  He wore a White Sox jersey (as did his groomsmen) and she wore a Cubs jersey (as did her bridesmaids).  No dresses!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@CubbieBride:  Oh, I totally understand! Fiance has never been married, I have been married and had 3 children when we started dating. We now have 5 children and have been together 8.5 years! I am 31 he is 35. My first wedding was at the JOP office, nothing special. We both decided we are going all out for this one! Your line about “6 pissed off kids” was fab! LOL

If you are totally against doing invitations, maybe you could make a cool email “flyer” that looks like an invitation. That way you can still put in important stuff and it will be special too!

 

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