Post # 1
So I came across these and just about keeled over:
Going just by personal preference and assuming that all or most of your guests have internet access, would you send a postcard invitation and let them know to RSVP online? This seems like such an excellent money-saver for me (I also suck at crafty DIY so that’s out of the option as well). I would also say this would not go well with a more formal wedding but anything beyond that, would you use it?
Post # 3
That’s not a bad idea! I hear it’s really hard to get people to send in the already stamped response cards though so as long as you think your guest would log on and reply I say go for it!
Post # 4
If you are having a more casual wedding and most of your guests are internet savy, I say go for it!! I love the vintage feel of the postcard. Will yours be similar?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I think they look great, but not all of our guests are interweb people. 🙁 I think things like this typically (again, depends on your crowd!) work best as STDS.
Post # 6
@rosepinkslipper – We haven’t decided on what to do about invitations yet. We still have some time since our date is April 1st of next year. My fiance used to work at a print shop and also has some graphic design skills so I’m not sure if he’ll be ok with being limited to a postcard, but I think once he sees how much 120+ invitations are going to cost, he might come around! 🙂 At this point, as much as I love the design aspect of invitations, I can’t quite swallow the cost that it will take… but maybe I’ll come around… 🙂
Post # 7
The postcard thing is cute but I DON’T like the rsvp online thing. If a person won’t send in a stamped card, why would they go online? Getting down to it, if they forget or get lazy about rsvping, I don’t think there would be much of a difference for that. There will still be those ones that you have to track down.
I kind of agree with maybe more for the Save-The-Date Cards, I was actually thinking about doing that and have seen some really cute ones. I don’t think a postcard is really an invitation, I don’t know.
The online thing, just seems not very personal and very, very informal, even for an informal wedding. And I also think that maybe for the older generation (ie grandparents, some aunts and uncles), they may not be interenet savvy or use often.
Maybe if you could present the internet rsvp as an option but I wouldn’t base my guest count on it.
Sorry this may sound harsh, I don’t mean for it to be so but I hope it helps!
O and to address your mentioning 120+ invites, you won’t have that much because think about it, you don’t send one to each guest, you’ll send them to families, couples, so on. For instance, my guest count is about 200 or so but we aren’t sending out 200 invites. From what I’ve heard from others and from my planner, we’ll probably have less than half, maybe 50-75.
Post # 8
I think some of the older folks on our guest list would be confused but it would be cool for the younger guests who would know what to do. I’d probably get a zillion calls from my Aunt’s wondering what it is.
I’m also kind of leery about putting my information out there like that. I love the postcard idea, but I’m weird about privacy stuff, so I’d probably still put it in an envelope! LOL
Post # 9
We did post card STDS and our reply cards are post cards as well I LOVE the post cards. Our invites are not traditional by any means – but they totally represent the feeling we want at our wedding.
Post # 10
@mrsmurraytobe – not harsh at all! that’s why i posted my question here to begin with. i’ve never seen a postcard invitation before so i was curious to see what other people would think about it. i think it’s cute but at the same time you have good points. and you’re right about the guest list… i’ve been counting kids and plus one’s too so we’ll probably send much less than 120 cards.
@Dancy905 – good point abour privacy! wouldn’t want creepy strangers hanging around our wedsite! 🙂
@PammyD – those look great!!
Post # 11
I’m usually ALL for saving monies, but the idea of my wedding info going out on a postcard, that anyone can see, is a little mch for me…
Post # 12
Post cards would make good stds and rsvp’s but not invitations simply because not all the guest are internet savvy or even own a computer…
Post # 13
@thefuturemrsgibbs I agree!