Post # 1
Hi Bees 🙂 I am creating my Invites/RSVP cards and I want to make sure I am making it apparent but not rude that “your kids aren’t invited.” How do these look? Also, do you like the wording? I want it fun and casual, not formal. Sorry if they are a little hard to read! Any suggestions to make them more fun would be appreciated!!!!
I plan to put in the # of seats and not leave it blank 🙂
Post # 2
#1: I love your invites as they are the exact same ones I used for my STDs!
#2: You do not have to put anything on the invitation about kids not being invited. Simply address the envelopes specifically to who IS invited. So just write “John and Jane Doe” instead of “The Doe Family” and it should be clear. Also then just put the number 2 in the “We have reserved ___ seats for you” spot.
#3: This is just being a little nitpicky but, in the tree the initials should be in the same order as on the invite. So it should say H & S instead of S & H.
ETA: Also, what is that after “afar?” An ellipses? I’d get rid of that.
Post # 3
Small thing but the dietary restrictions part looks a little odd… if don’t think you need “check if” since you have other lines where the idea is “check if” but you don’t say it, no need to spell it out. In my world we have more than just Veggie and Girlfriend we have pescetarians, dairy free, vegans, yatta yatta yatta so for me it seems strange to just list just those two. I had a place on the website where it linked to email “contact us for dietary restrictions” because people these days seem to have all sorts. Or maybe just a write in line Dietary Restrictions: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and then person just writes “Vegetarian and allergic to peanuts” or whatever the case maybe.
A lot of bees are against saying anything about child free directly on the invite, feel that people should get it by who is invited. The # of seats reserved thing should really hammer that home, so you shouldn’t have to worry that they won’t get it if you take it off the top invite.
Post # 4
Spelling out the date looks weird on such a casual invitation. I’d use numerals. Also, instead of check boxes on the dietary needs section, you should just put “dietary needs: ___________” and let guests fill it in. There’s no place on this card for “deathly allergic to kiwi and pineapple” but that would sure be good to know!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t use the phrase “adult reception”. Although most people should understand what that means, it sounds a little awkward (like an “adult film” or “adult toy” or “adult beverage”).
Post # 6
liaeona: Agree with this. Also, it suggests that kids are welcome at the ceremony but not the reception (this obviously isn’t what logical people will deduce, but from reading these boards I’ve gleaned there are a lot of illogical people out there!)
Post # 7
Thanks for the input! What do you think of the adjustments? Too much info or nice to know what to expect? …the timeline is ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing…normal.
Post # 8
midcoastmermaid: I think that looks muck better. If you’re really set on that last line you can keep it, but I would just put “Reception to follow.”
Post # 9
I would say Dinner and Dancing to Follow or Reception to Follow.
Post # 10
I would moved the “We have reserved ___ seats for you” above the M_____ line. I think it looks better. Here is what we did:
As for indicating no kids, just address the invitiations to the couple and then put “2” on the RSVP card. They should get the hint, and that is what we did. If you want kids at the reception, you could indicate that maybe on a seperate insert? Or a small piece of paper that you insert.
Just another exmaple, but how we did the cocktail, dinner, dancing thing – most people were just invited to the receptiion (small family wedding):