Post # 1
I remember just a couple of years ago when I could not wait for the day that I was engaged and going to get married. I had my colors picked out and this and that, but I was not prepared for all the other stuff! Haha.
We’re not doing STD’s, because we just got engaged on Easter and we’re getting married September 24 of this year. We have a wedding website put together, with an electronic option to RSVP and also have our accomodations and blocked room rate information on our website, too. My question is what exactly goes in the “invitation suite”. I’ve never heard it called that, so I’m really confused.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! And thanks for the patience with me!
Post # 3
An invitation suite is the invitation itself, RSVP card and any inserts (Reception card, directions, accommodations info.) But you don’t really need any of the extra stuff. I’m just doing a single-page invitation and RSVP postcard. All the additional info is on our website.
Post # 4
The suite is just a fancy way of saying your invitations! All you really need is the invitation, RSVP card, and return addressed/stamped envelope! If you are having your ceremony and reception in two different locations you need to indicate somewhere the change in venue! You can do that at the bottom of the invitation like this:
Reception to follow at Forever Hall 123 Main St…. You get the idea
or you could include a separate reception card in your suite that explains dinner and dancing will follow at a different location.
Other inserts include directions, very helpful for those who don’t go to your website like older family members, etc. It also give you a place to put ‘for more information please visit wedding website address here’!
Post # 5
That definitely helps, Thanks so much!
If the reception is in the same place and directly following, we could just say something like “Reception to immediately follow ceremony” at the bottom of the invitiation?
The RSVP card needs to have a SASE for them to send back, or we could put something on there saying there is an option to RSVP on the website?
NOW… when we do the invitiations, you have the initial envelope which houses everything and you address it for the mail with your return address or stamp or whatever. INSIDE the initial envelope you have the invitation inside ANOTHER sealed envelope with JIM SMITH and JANE MARTIN on it, instead of JIM SMITH + Guest? Right?
Now is the RSVP card and whatever else we decide to throw in there supposed to be in the INITIAL ENVELOPE or does that go in the inner envelope with the invitation?
Sheesh, I’m even more confused now that I typed this than after reading yalls responses! haha.
THANKS SO MUCH!
Post # 6
No worries! Invitation wording is tricky! Reception to immediately follow at the bottom of the invitation is great! We did ‘Celebration to follow’ because we’re casual like that!
If you do a post card RSVP then it just needs to be stamped with correct postage, usually standard $.44 cent USPS unless it’s international. Even if you have an RSVP option online you should give your guests a physical mail in option too! If you don’t go the post card route, you will need to include an envelope with your return address on front, no need to customize them to each guest with their return address, and postage!
Inner envelopes are becoming less needed now. It’s perfectly expectable to address the outer envelope to all those invited. That could mean “Mr & Mrs. Joy Love” Or “Mr. Joy Love and Guest” Or “The Love Family” (if you’re including children). If by chance you want to do the traditional inner and outer envelope (I did both for my invites) you would address the outer (typically an A7) to the formal naming “Mr. and Mrs. Joy Love”(married) Or “Mr. Joy Love”(single). Then the inner envelope (typically an A7.5) would be addressed to all full names of those invited: “Mr. Joy Love and Mrs. Happy Love” (Married) Or “Mr. Joy Love and Guest” (Single w/guest) Or “Mr. Joy Love and Mrs. Happy Love next line Joy Love Jr.” (Married w/children).
Everything is enclosed in the inner envelope!! The only thing in the outer is the inner!
Post # 7
LOL! Whose idea was it to make these things SO confusing? But you definitely helped me understand what was going on and what I needed to do.