Post # 1
I’m from Australia and our wedding invitations usually have the names of guests written on the invitation. I ordered a sample from Wedding Paper Divas and my Fiance and I found a style we both liked but unfortunately they won’t print the invitations with our guest names on them. The invitations are a lot cheaper and nicer than the options I found in Australia so I was hoping I could still use them but I’m worried that my guest would be confused with who was invited.
To get around this, I thought I could order some extra response cards and write my guest names on them. Would you find it strange if you received 2 response cards with the invites? ie a response card for you and another for your SO?
Post # 3
I would be a bit confused with two response cards…. but it sounds like the custom in Australia is a bit different than here in the US to begin with? The way we announce whom we are inviting is by the envelope – ie Mr and Mrs Johnson would indicate the couple is being invited. Mr Johnson and Guest would indicate a single man and a date are invited. Etc, etc. On the response cards then we generally have it read like this:
M________ Regrettfully Decline
They would then fill in the blanks with the number of people attending or not attending, based on the people that were invited.
Not sure if that makes sense?
Post # 4
I would do the multiple response cards. Why not? It would add the personalization you are used to while allowing you to choose the invitations you love.
Post # 5
@ArmyWifey8.23: Yes I do think customs here are different. I have never received a wedding invitation without my name written on the actual invite. I would have never in a million years thought to look at the names on the envelope to see who had been invited.