Post # 1
My parents have graciously offered to host a casual brunch at their house the morning after the wedding. Their house is a 5 min. drive from the reception venue where some of the guest will be staying over. My side of the family is all within 10 min. drive of the house and FI’s family is either ~40 min. drive or will be staying over 5 min. away at the reception venue.
The brunch is going to be casual- i.e. feel free to stop by any time between 9-12 or so—something along these lines.
How do I spread the word? Is a paper invitation necessary?
I was thinking of putting a card in the Out of Town bags of the guests that stay over and verbally spread the word to others. Do you think everyone would want a paper invite?
I don’t want everyone to feel like they have to come but if it is convenient for them I figured it would be a good chance to see people one more time before the honeymoon.
Post # 3
What about putting a little card in with your invitations just letting everyone know that they’re invited to a brunch the next day? You can put similar wording to what you’ve said here…that’s it’s casual, and feel free to stop by anytime between 9-12. Put your parents’ address, and go from there!
Or, if you want a more formal count, we did a post card invite with a detachable RSVP for our day after brunch.
Post # 4
We did this for my brothers wedding in October. We just sent out a paperless post invite (it’s an online email invite, that is WAY nicer than e-vite and it actually costs a few cents to send each one—a virtual stamp); and for the people in the hotel blocks, I designed a little invite, ran it off at staples, and put it in the guest bag too.
Post # 5
I do love Paperless Post however I worry about those less tech-savy/do not even have email address!
I like the idea of a card inserted in the invitation, that way everyone has the time and address written down.
You definitely think some sort of written invite is better than word of mouth?
Post # 6
We did this and my Mother-In-Law just did some very casual hand written invites and sent them to everyone invited. We also had a “brochure” at the hotel that had the information with directions.
Post # 7
Good point! We didn’t have too many people w/o email; so we called the handful of folks that didn’t open or RSVP.
Post # 8
We had a “Wedding Weekend Schedule” card in with our invitation.
It listed the rehearsal dinner (which all were invited to since it was a destination wedding), wedding itself, and day after brunch.
You could do that, or have a small card insert in your invitation suite about the day after brunch.
Post # 9
We are having bags at the hotel, and the brunch will be listed there.