(Closed) Invites! Bad idea/Cheap or FINE

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am sending a small map w/ hotel info on a piece of heavy stock paper.  I made these myself with instruction found on Wedding Bee.  I would send a small enclosure to everyone and also include details to a website with further detailed information.

Asking people to RSVP 3 months before the event is pretty far out.  I think you’d run the risk of people’s plans changing quite a bit.

This plan also sounds like it requires too much re-work from your part.  The less I have to keep track of, the better!!

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do you have a wedding website ? If you do then you can include a little insert with your wedding website and have all of the information for Out of Town guest there. 

Post # 5
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree- use a wedding website.  You don’t have to put any maps in the invitations.  Just keep directing people to your website (they are free!) and you’ll be fine.

Post # 6
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with the free wedding website idea.  That’s what we’re doing for our OOTs… and you’re able to put much more information than on a little card or insert!

Post # 7
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@RizNat:My wedding is 90% Out of Town and I had them go to our website or call us. The address of the venue is on the invite. Back in the day no one did maps and all that, so I find them unnecessary.


But there are lots of crafty bees who have done some GORGEOUS maps on here.

If you want to put an RSVP check box for Out of Town… to me that’s weird because won’t you know if they’re Out of Town because you mailed it to an address out of town? I’m confused how this saves money–this means you have to send something out a second time.


I wouldn’t be upset by it at all.

Post # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

How is spending money on postage a second time possibly cheaper than just including an insert.

Honestly, a map is really unnecessary. Just put the address – that’s what Google maps is for.

Post # 10
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just include it.  I dont think you’ll save much but having to send another packet of info.  I didnt make mine very extravagant.  I just inserted a cut 4×5 slip of plain paper into the invite with relevant information with a similar design.  I did try to print on card stock but my printer was screwing with me that day so I gave up and just went with plain white paper.  Target has a 50 pack of 8.5 x 5×5 white or ivory card stock for only $10.  If you design your inserts right, you can fit two to a card and just cut it in half and include it in the envelope.

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