(Closed) Text on BACK of wedding invite – yay or nay?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Is it in poor taste to have text on the back of a wedding invite?
    Yes - don't do it! : (19 votes)
    53 %
    No - sounds like a good idea to me! : (13 votes)
    36 %
    Other (please explain) : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @asagirl:  I’d say that it depends on the level of formality of your wedding and invitation.  If you’re having something more laid back and casual, I’d say go for it.  On the other hand, if it’s black tie or ultra formal, I’d say print an enclosure instead.

    Post # 4
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    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We did text on the back, but we had quotes about love and a picture. If you have a less formal wedding, like we are having, I think itll be ok. It’d boffed to see txt on back of a black tie wedding. 

     

    Post # 5
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    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @asagirl:  I don’t think it’s in poor taste, however, I might miss it if it’s on the back of the card. Some people have written on the back of our RSVP cards and I missed most of them until I was flipping through them the other day counting them. I wouldn’t think to flip the invite over and look at the back.

    Post # 6
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    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We are having an intimate wedding with a party a week later for family. We’re still sending out a pretty invitation for our family party, but it’s a casual event and the invite WILL have text on the back. I totally agree with PPs that it depends on how fancy your event is.

    Post # 7
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    395 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s fine as long as you’re not having a super formal wedding. And use a nice font, not times new roman or something. I got one invitation and the front was all nice and then the back was just plain text, as if they had gotten them printed somewhere and then at the last minute ran the back through their printer at home. But another invitation I got had a complementary font on the back and it was fine =)

    Post # 8
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    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m doing it.  The back has our wedding website info and a map of the venue and nearby hotels and parking.

    I’m doing the back as elaborate as the front in terms of color and font, so hopefully nobody will miss flipping it over.

    Post # 9
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    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted other, bu I think it’s a great idea!

    Post # 10
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    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted other.  I just received an invite this past month for very close friends who are having a Destination Wedding in NC.  I received their invite with RSVP card.  Not thinking much about it, I just sent back the RSVP card as requested.  I was talking to my mom (my parents were invited too) and asking about where to stay, etc. and she told me the information was on the BACK of the invitation.  I never even turned over the invitation to look.  It didn’t dawn on me that something would actually be on the backside.  I didn’t think it was a bad idea, but I didn’t even know that was an option.

    Post # 11
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would be afraid that people might not turn it over (I probably wouldn’t) we had text on the back of our RSVP cards (I had a cute little arrow representing to flip) and a lot of people didn’t fill the back out!

    Post # 12
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    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Agree that for a less formal wedding it would be ok, but I think a lot of people (as pp stated happened to her) will miss it because you don’t expect to have anything on the back of the envelope.

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