Post # 1
Ok so being how we have such a close knit church and everybody is really close, we have decided to invite all of our church members. Normally there is around 150 during the summer and closer to 200 during the winter in which our wedding will take place. I doubt that everyone will come but I feel that it would be rude to invite some people and not the others. There is no issue with it financially but I don’t want anyone to feel left out. So then comes to the invitations. Do you think I should send out individual invitations or just put an invitation on the bulletin board. If I do send out invitations it’s not going to cost me too much since I am DIY-ing them. But if I just put the invitation on the bulletin board then the rsvp cards will just have to go beside it on a table or I could put a sign-up sheet beside it (but really, come on, who wants to sign up on a list to go to your wedding?!). But anywho like I said there is no major issue financially since the wedding is 473 days away just what do you think is more appropriate?
Post # 3
Do you have addresses for each of them? Also, you say there are 150 in the summer and 200 in the winter, if you send individual invites, will you invite all 200 or only the 150?
I like the idea of the bullitin board so your really reach your goal of not missing anyone but also see it as super inpersonal to sign a sheet. Could you have an RSVP box next to the board so people can just fill in their RSVP and then drop it in?
Post # 4
Are you having a cake and punch type reception for church family? Or a full fledged meal?
If you’re just doing cake and punch, which I’ve heard of a lot of people doing for church communities, maybe you could just skip the RSVPs and assume you’ll get x number of people (75? 100?). I’ve seen some services that are like that and they serve it right after the service at the church and just make sure there’s plenty, because leftover cake is always okay, maybe with a dinner reception (and smaller guest list) later in the evening.
Post # 5
I have addresses for everybody, while I am sure that not everyone will come I still intend on inviting everyone. And I will invite everyone with a grand total of 98 invitations. I planned on doing a meal but I never really thought about doing a cake and punch reception.
Post # 6
If you’re doing a meal, it’s probably easiest to do full fledged invites/rsvps – maybe an “RSVP only if you’ll attend”?
Or if I’ve inspired you with the cake and punch idea, yay! 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t know if this is still relevant, given how old the thread is, but I just happened across it now.
Is there a way to leave less expensive/time consuming invitations that people could pick up at church and take with them? For example, maybe design something on the computer than could be copied. Include all of the wedding information on it and information directing them to RSVP at a website or by phone.
I don’t know if it would work for you, but it might save on time (and postage), but still give people an invitation and way to respond without a sign-up sheet.