Post # 1
This weekend, someone told me that they would be surprised to receive an invitation for a local wedding that included hotel accommodation information and things to do. I guess I understand this but it doesn’t exactly help me with the invitation design.
I’m planning on doing pocket fold invitations with neatly stacked cards. Perhaps this is just the anal side of me that needs everything to match and look perfect but if I don’t include the hotel/local info card, that leaves me with a hole. What do I do? Figure out something else to put there? Have two sets of completely different cards?
Anyone have some ideas?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks
Nope – I don’t think it matters at all! I think all your local guests will understand that it’s for the out of town guests and be able to figure out that they don’t need to book a hotel room if they live there. 🙂 And I personally love to get stuff like that just to see what sites they suggest visiting etc anyway!
We actually even took it a step farther and had a "which day will you be arriving" question on our RSVP card since we were suggesting people come enjoy the area with us starting the Weds before the wedding, even though a number of guests already lived there. Some just checked the earliest date to show that they’d already be around, and some checked the day of the wedding to show that they’d be coming for that. Regardless, everyone understood that some parts are targeted at out of towners, and I don’t think there’s any reason at all to give yourself the added headache of creating two versions!!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
It’s up to you.
The easiest thing to do would give everyone the same invite, although the extra paper could make a difference as far as postage goes.
Post # 5
Some in-town folks might want to book a room at the hotel block just so they can be with all the partiers and have a fun night out. I wouldn’t worry about including that info. That way everybody who wants it has it, and those that don’t can just toss the card!