(Closed) Is this too much? My DIY Invites

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Have I gone OTT?
    Yes, there are too many cards. Get rid of the.... : (11 votes)
    41 %
    No, it's fine. : (15 votes)
    56 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Great job with your DIY, they look great! I don’t think it’s too much either, all of that info seems important and as a guest I’d rather have too much info than not enough.

    Post # 5
    8729 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock:  lol smelly and stinky place

    Great job 🙂 but is the ceremony location mentioned on the actual invite or just the direction cards? Is it hdden by the belly band?

    Post # 6
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Okay, I like them but don’t like them… to me they are confusing. But I would make  it through if I recieved one of these!I had to look at them several times to know it’s a whole weekend affair. Reception on Saturday BBQ on Sunday. Of course it would probably make more sense if I had them here in front of me instead of pictures on a computer! LOL

    Post # 7
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I feel like the wedding website card could go on something else but otherwise it seems fine.  I don’t get the band though, is that on the card too and that band is just holding everything together?

    Post # 8
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    They look great but i think there are too many cards. Yes the info is necessary…. ohhh i don’t know. The belly band is what is confusing me the most. Maybe if you placed all of this in a type of fold out wallet with sleeves for the information it would be better and look more organised.

    Post # 9
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    The invites look amazing! Great job! I’m a sucker for insert cards but I’m not being allowed any so I’m rather jealous of yours!

    Post # 11
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    These look great and I don’t think it’s too many cards. as long as they’re organized, its great!

    Post # 12
    725 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I made a huge invitation as it was a destination weekend weddiing.  We had 2 double sided cards that slide inside a mountain scene wrap pocket with registry info on the back.  Our pages were: Invitation, hotel info with directions, rsvp info and special note from us, lastly the weekend events itinerary.  I feel it doesn’t matter how much you have as long as it is organized.  

    By The Way….I LOVE the belly band as I hate getting multiple loose cards in an envelope.  May I suggest bolding the date font??  I feel it needs to stand out more.  Otherwise great work.


    Post # 13
    1282 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think they look great! I would suggest on the RSVP card to make the line longer where guests will write their names in…just doesn’t seem like enough room to write in more than one name. “____________Will/Won’t” could take up that entire line (like the 2 lines above it) 

    Post # 14
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock:   happyface Would it be easier to tell the BBQ wasn’t on the same day as the wedding if I changed it to day after BBQ?

    No, I think it’s because I don’t have the cards in front of me… I am seeing them all on a computer as pictures. But maybe make the date itself bigger, so that it stands out as being on Sunday the 10th? I don’t know…  Maybe “The celebration continues… with a Sunday Barbecue instead of “backyard” They’ll figure out the backyard bit when they get to the place? (a BBQ is usually in the backyard of someone’s home anyways)

    Do you have a separate outfit for the BBQ, another dress such as a cocktail dress? Or is everybody wearing jeans… including the bridal party?

    Post # 15
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock:  You and Crap Bag will have a wonderful life together 🙂  Anyways…so there are the following pieces, my comments on each:

    – Invite

    – Reception card

    – RSVP.  Make the line for people’s names longer, as PP suggested.

    – 2 maps.  Could you make the 2 maps combined on 1 sheet of paper?  Or are you inviting some people to the reception only, hence need a separate map?

    – Day-after invite.  It doesn’t look like there is an RSVP to this.  Can you include it on your website and then maybe your Out of Town bags (if you’re having them).  There’s really no point in sending these out other than to tell people “hey, you could get a free lunch,” since you’re not expecting RSVPs for it.

    – Website card.  See below for suggestion.

    – Bellyband.  Love the date, keep it (although in the US 09.02.2013 means Sept 2 not Feb 9.  This might be a cultural difference, however).  Could you include the website on the bellyband, underneath the date?  Save paper, still get the website on there.

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