- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Hi, I;m sorry this is long, but I have been super stuck on this for a while now and am not getting any useful input from friends/family. Input would be really helpful!
So, the venue we are getting married at requires us to include a one page long document as an insert with our invitations that we are not allowed to edit. We can change the font style and colour, but that’s it. It includes information such as directions, acommodations, parking, etc. It includes two bits that bother me. The first is the dress code, and the second is about alcohol.
It specifies the dress code as “smart casual”, which when mentioned to a few guests had them respond “Oh, great! We can wear jeans?!” Maybe it is just those select few, but I figured people understood what smart casual was? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_casual). My Future Sister-In-Law laughingly said that their family’s idea of smart casual is jeans with a collared t-shirt. I’m worried some guests will show up seriously underdressed.
The other part that irks me is that the insert states that this venue provides unlimited non-alcoholic beverages such as (blah,blah,blah) and that you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages as long as they are not in glass bottles. This is just a general statement to prevent people from bringing glass onto the property, we are providing wine and beer, but I’m afraid it will come off to our guests like we personally are asking them to BYOB!
So, we can’t change the wording at all and it must be included. What would you do to clarify those two topics? Maybe a note on a page on our wedding website? Try to spread it word of mouth? I just feel like it makes us look like we’re having some informal wedding where people can wear jeans and bring their own beer, when the venue is at an amazing ranch, with a served plated dinner, dancing, etc.
And, how would you go about actually including it with the invitation? Fold it and include it in a small envelope? I tried printing it on cardstock, but it is simply too thick to fold and takes away from the invitation.
Again, so sorry about the length of my post! I’m a bit stressed out lol