Post # 1
I have received invitations in the past that have included an “informational” card, or maybe it was several of them… I just can’t remember. I am in the process of doing my own invitations now and want to include something similiar, but while staying in my budget. So far, I have just a standard invitation and a postcard RSVP card. So here are my questions:
1. My reception is a couple blocks away from my ceremony site. Do I just list it on my invitation, or do I need a “reception card”? I’m so confused by the reception cards I’ve seen. Or is that what I would put on the informational card?
2. What other information would go on the information card? Do I need a map? Or directions to BOTH ceremony and reception from all directions? That seems like a LOT of information… Also, what other information goes on here? All I can think of is my wedding website, attire (I really like and appreciate when people give me a heads up on what type of wedding it will be, because now a days, I could be sitting on a hay bale or in an upscale place that I didn’t know existed), and possibly when we will be exiting so people know to stick around for the sparkler exit. ??
What do you all think?? Help!!
Post # 2
The information card usually has the wedding website, hotels in the area, and maybe a map. It’s not a requirement but it is nice for your out of town guests IMO. I don’t think indicating attire is necessary unless you’re having a black tie event.
If you don’t want to do the information card you could just put “reception to follow at..” and then list the name/address on the actual invite. Just make sure you google your venue and make sure it’s the correct location.
Post # 3
1. I put both my ceremony and reception information on the invitation. It wasn’t confusing at all.
2. You don’t need an information card, really, but if you a have a wedding website, I would put that there. Everything else is not needed. Directions and maps are not very useful anymore as EVERYONE has GPS or at least the ability to use google maps prior to leaving. Even grandma. If you are really worried about road closures, I would maybe put that information on the website. Attire is better served on the website, but maybe you can mention it on the invitation. And I would not put the sparkler exit stuff on the information card. Let that get around word of mouth.
Post # 4
I used the invite, rsvp, website card [directing them to the website where there is tons of information including time of each event, accommodations and general wedding information], and a time zone card… only because we live in indiana where there are 3 different time zones, and our wedding is RIGHT on the line of where it changes so we wanted our guests to be prepared.