Post # 1
So I had this idea that it’d be nice to start married life off with some recipes from friends/family who attend the wedding. I know some people who’ve given out to-be-filled recipe cards at showers, but since I’m spending the majority of my engagement out of the country, I won’t be having one sadly. Would it be strange to mail out blank recipe cards with the invitation and ask people to bring it to the wedding? Do you guys have any other ideas?
Post # 3
Right away, I was thinking this would be great for a shower. Could someone, Mom or BMs maybe offer to collect them and mail them to you, in a "long distance shower" so to speak. Or perhaps they could have some kind of shower, after the wedding. Or if before the wedding have the shower for you basically without you? (Doesn’t sound like a fun option huh?) But maybe you could be there with a camerea over the computer???
Desperate times call for desperate measures. If it was me, in light of the out of the country deal, I would see if the bridal party might throw a small shower after your honeymoon. Maybe a Jack and Jill shower. Maybe it could also be a shower/housewarming party. Then the recipes would be perfect. Just a thought.
I don’t think it would be out of line to ask for it at the wedding. Just maybe a little weird to put the request in a formal wedding invitation. My preference would be my suggestion abouve.
Post # 4
If you aren’t having a shower, I don’t see anything wrong with putting it in the invitation. I personally *love* when people do interesting things like that with their invitations. Me and my fiance were talking about this the other day, and it’s amazing how easy it is to fall into the Tradtion Trap just because, well, everyone does it that way. Who says you can’t have a little fun with it? I would love to receive an invitation like yours that had something different going on, and I think it would be a great idea!
I’m trying to find a way to write the phrase "This ain’t your grandmother’s wedding" in our invites.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
I think that is a great idea and don’t see anything wrong with it.
Post # 6
I like it. And then at the wedding you could do a recipe tree instead of a wish tree!
Post # 7
@saramari: Put it in size 8 font, scrolly script on the border of the invites. It’ll be subtle, but when someone actually reads the border, they’ll love it (I know I would!).
I am thinking of stealing this recipe idea. I love it because then even if they don’t attend the wedding, they can mail it back! You’ll get a recipe from everyone you love enough to send an invite! I say go for it.
Post # 8
For those of you who are planning to send out RSVP cards, you could put the recipe card on the other side so you’d be saving your RSVP cards for the future also!
Post # 9
I think it’s a great idea, and if functionally it works best sending out the recipe cards with the wedding invitations rather than a shower, then that’s what you should do. Maybe just include a little explanation of what you’re looking for – a special recipe to share. Especially if you’re just sending the plain white recipe cards, people might not get it right away. There are lots of cute recipe books out there with pretty designs on the cards, that might fit in better with the invitation.
I did this for my SIL’s bridal shower, sent them out with the invites, and we had lots of people who couldn’t travel to make it to the shower and mailed them to us, it was lovely and you could tell a lot of effort had been put into it. And I picked recipe cards that matched the shower invitations, even better, haha.