(Closed) Invitation Inserts? What did you/will you include?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

besides the rsvp card we had a reception card, map/directions (which i would probably skip if i were to do it over again), and a card with our website and/or registry info (which i know is frowned upon, but some of our guests did not have computers/internet, so it made the most sense to just include the registry info for those guests instead of relying on word of mouth)

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

along with the rsvp card we included a map (postcard size) and a small card (business card size) with hotel room discount info.  Made them both at Vistaprint.

We wanted to provide our guests with as much info as we could so it would be easier for them.  We didn’t worry about what’s considered appropriate.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We did RSVP, Accommodations (Hotel Info), and Reception info card.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Reception card, RSVP, accommodations card.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Everything was on one 3×5 card: RSVP date and e-mail address to respond to, entree choices, and “for additional information, please visit” – the wedding website, and black-tie.

The wedding website had also been written on the Save the Date magnet, which was sent-out 10 months before the wedding. The website was 90% complete, at that point, including hotel room blocks, things to do in the area, maps, venue information, etc.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had the rsvp with envelope, a “for more informaton card” with our website address, and a time zone card [our state is split into 3 different time zones, our wedding took place in another time zone so we needed to make sure our guests were aware of that. The hotel, and the ceremony/reception space were only 6 miles apart, but were on different times!]

Post # 9
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Honey bee

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jenilynevette:  Oh my! Two different time zones? Since so many people are always late, did that work out to your favor, or not?

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

Etiquette-wise, I think everything but possibly an enclosure of a map or directions is really supposed to go in a separate mailing or on the website. These days many people dispense with the directions unless they are confusing or there are special instructions. 

Most people do reply cards, but FYI traditional etiquette does not even approve those. People are supposed to have the courtesy and consideration  to reply ASAP without a reminder or a crutch. Good luck with that these days! 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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2XMOB:  Surprisingly, nobody was late at all and everyone arrived early even though it was snowing like crazy on our wedding day! Here’s what our venue looked like when the photographers arrived..

© 2014 Candid Clicker Photography

and within 20 minutes :

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I originally thought I would have 3 or 4 different inserts but now the reception and ceremony are in the same place, so no reception card. Everyone has gps or Google maps on their phone so no direction card. I maaaaaay do an accomodation card, I really just don’t know yet. Almost everyone will be local.

So it’s pretty much just the RSVP card. Also we aren’t having a wedding website. Everyone knows our story, no one gives a cr*p about our “wedding journey”. You may have guessed by now that our invitations are no longer pocketfolds.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

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weddingmaven:  Ha! now the BRIDE is considered the rude one if she didn’t pay for a stamp for the reply envelope!

Post # 14
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Honey bee

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jenilynevette:  Gorgeous! Historic architecture is one of my passions; I’ve been a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservations, for years. One of my daughters was married in an 80+ year old theatre and the other a 100+ year old hotel. Other than centerpieces, we didn’t have to worry about decor, since there was so much architectural interest and historic character.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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2XMOB:  That’s awesome! The home was super beautiful and made for some really great pictures.

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