Post # 1
Hi May 12th Brides!!
Question to the brides on that day and any other Brides. Do you find it necessary to inform your guests somewhere in the invitation suite that it is Mothers Day Weekend? My fiance has a lot of out of town guests and thinks that they will rsvp yes and then later realize our evening wedding is the saturday before M-Day. HE thinks that will possible change there response so maybe if we put it on their mind we will get a more accurate response.
I think as adults they should look at their calendar, but I can understand that happening. Many of them are involved in things such as church programs etc so Mothers Day could really change their mind about driving or even flying to our wedding. His grandmother suggested the following be inserted near the rsvp envelope : Your RSVP is very important to us. When responding please keep in mind that the wedding will take place during Mother’s Day Weekend.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t mention it on the invite. I think people will figure it out before they RSVP, even if they don’t realize it immediately. If you really feel like you want to point it out, put it on your website, but I don’t think it’s necessary. Besides, as a mother myself, I can’t imagine Mother’s Day weekend changing my RSVP status for someone’s wedding.
Post # 4
I’d just put it on the wedding website as a reminder. You’re right that some people may just RSVP because it’s your wedding before they realize that it’s Mother’s Day. If there are specific people that you’re most concerned about, have a family reach out via word of mouth
Post # 5
Yeah I agree, it’s not needed in the invitation and it’s tacky to me. I just didn’t want to tell them that but hey it’s the truth. I may mention it on the wedding website somewhere subtle. Thanks ladies!
Post # 6
I didn’t put anything about it on the invitations. I do plan to make toasts, honor my mother and Future Mother-In-Law, etc. But, I really don’t think mother’s day would deter many people from attending.
Post # 7
I’m a May 11, with an intimate guest list. So I pretty much had conversations with all of my Out of Town guests when I set the date, long before invites were sent out. Part of the discussion was that I understood if they didn’t want to travel on Mother’s Day weekend.
Luckily, most of them are choosing to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by taking a long weekend, coming to my wedding, and then exploring the city for Saturday and Sunday before going home, making it extra special rather than extra annoying.