Post # 1
My fiance and I have already ordered our invitations, but he’s really opposed to the idea of a wedding website (he thinks it’s tacky). So we’re probably going to get info cards made up to include with our invites.
Did any of you bees have info cards made? What kind of information did they include? (I’m not really sure what we should put on them or leave off.)
Also, since our invitations will now have 4 pieces (invites, RSVP cards, menu selection cards, and info cards), I’m thinking we should get belly bands. Did anyone make their own or find some cute ones sold separately somewhere?
Post # 4
We put accommodation info on the info cards, and included our wedding website. For us having a website makes the most sense so people and get directions, find out about where we are getting married, and find out where we are registered.
To hold everything together, we put it all in a pocketfold, and tied a ribbon around it.
Post # 5
Why is your Fiance opposed to a wedding website? It really will help cut down on bulk in your invitations, unless you don’t have out of town guests or you have a very small wedding. Otherwise, you will have to include accomodations, travel information (e.g. airport), directions, registry information (if any), and extra activities (if any).
Anyway, we had in our invitation suite the invite, the rsvp card and envelope, and the information card. The information card contained directions, address of the venue, and the wedding website. The wedding website is where we put the travel information, hotel accomodations, registry, and other relevant stuff. All of these were enclosed in pocketfolds and I used baker’s twine, which is super inexpensive at about $15 for 240 yards, to tie everything together. You can loop the twine around a few times to make it look wider/thicker like a ribbon.
Post # 6
Hmm…maybe I should see if I can convince my fiance to have a website. He may like the idea better if we use word of mouth instead of putting on the invites. I like the idea of a pocketfold–I may see if I can find some to fit our invites if I can’t find bellybands.
Post # 7
If it’s any help, you can tell your Fiance that I am one of those irresponsible people who NEEDS a wedding website. I’m always the one who forgets the invitation and/or loses it and am therefore in need of the website to help me get to the ceremony and remember what time it is and all that. This is particularly true if I’m travelling! Seriously, it’s a great help to guests and the amount of information that you can have on a website is much more comprehensive and convenient than what you can do in card–for example, you can provide hotel information and a link to the hotel, such that all the guest has to do is click on the link and make their reservation online. The same is true for registries and mapping locations.
So just think about it!
As far as your question goes, generally info cards would have: hotel and transporation info, and extra information (if any). There are mixed feelings about registry information included with the invite, and it really depends on your region (and your age as well). In some regions, it’s very common and no one would bat an eye. But i can tell you that traditional etiquette deems registry information in the invite a no-no AND that in my region, more people would find the inclusion of registry info tacky than the inclusion of a wedding website address.