Post # 1
It’s almost time for us to order our invites, and I have no clue what I am ordering,,! We are attempting to go budget and have found a great print on 123print.com however I am at a loss as to what to order and wording..!
As far as wording, we are doing buffet, do we need to put anything special on the RSVP regarding meal/ allergys etc?
I am thinking we will just print our own accomodation insert as we previously did this with our save the date. (Tacky to include again???)
I am wanting just a basic tea length? I am thinking to order the invites, RSVP cards, Pre addressed RSVP envelopes, and Mailing envelopes. (Pre sender addressed?)
Am I on the right track?
Please tell me what you ordered? Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
You definitely have the basics down. As for anything additional, a lot depends on your specific wedding.
Are your ceremony and reception in the same place? If not, you may need a reception card.
Are you having a lot of out of towners or is your venue off the rader? You may need a directions card and/or and accomodations card.
Do you plan to put all this info on a website? You may just need a Guest Info card.
The important thing to keep in my when planning your invitations is what info will your guests need. When and where is just the begninng. Your wording and style of your invite will also tell your guests what to wear and the style of your wedding, which in some circles also dictates the type of gift you receive.
Good luck! The decisions about my invites were the hardest of my entire wedding process!
Post # 4
I ordered my invites and reply cards from 123print. I had them print our return address on the back of the reply card to be used as a postcard in order to save money on stamps…just an idea…
Post # 5
@keltikate: Thanks for the tips. Our reception and ceremony are at the same location. I do agree a map and direction card, I think I will include it on the front of the Accomodation card.
So, to order I guess I will just need the Invites, RSVP card, Pre return addressed RSVP envelope OR RSVP post card with return mailing address on reverse and the Mailing envelopes .
Any suggestions if I should put our address label on our mailing envelopes, or not really needed? We are looking to save money, not look cheap, but of course SAVE!
*I will also print my own map/accomodation insert.
Regarding the buffet/food allergies etc. Should I note the RSVP card?
@furtureffcaptwife: Great Idea! Just may go that route. I cannot believe how unbelievably cheap 123 is!! I spent almost double for 100 STD magnets from Magnet street as I will pay for all invites etc from here! Lesson learned, I was not as frugal in the beginning stages! It was my excitement splurge!
Post # 6
No one ha any advice? I would think everyone orders invites..!
Anyone care to help?
Post # 7
@furtureffcaptwife: Well I am starting to get really stressed out, it sounds like I am really behind. Someone was going to make all paper stuff for us, The STD’s we’re done from one day to another and were beautiful, so invitations were all the way in the back back back of my mind. We were just told that we were on our own for invitations and then my room started to spin. I know invitations take a lot of time, selecting a design, editing, and all the other little things that go with them. They were the one thing that my OCD hadn’t touched and now I am overwhelmed. I just looked at 123 and wow, thanks for this post because I had looked into Vistaprint and they aren’t this cheap. I am more interested in that idea that you had “I had them print our return address on the back of the reply card to be used as a postcard in order to save money on stamps”. Did you do that so that you didn’t have to provide a stamp on the RSVP envelope and your RSVPier will be stamping it?
Post # 8
stay away from the words “allergy”. if youre senstive to allergies, EVENT DATE, i would just have a menu that has items starred that are w/ peanuts, gluten, etc. i think that’s Too Much Information w/the invitation.