(Closed) Wedding Invites

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You would definately want to have an RSVP Card. If you are going to have a plated dinner, then you wuold want to have the menu options on the RSVP card.

If you are going to have a lot of our of town guests, you may want to reserve a block of rooms at a hotel and provide that information on a card.

I feel that a map or directions are helpful if you are having your ceremony at one location and the reception at another location.

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Reception card – Especially if your reception is in a different place

RSVP Card plus stamped envelope – you can include the meal choice on there if you need a count

Direction Card – there is your map

Hotel Block, or booking info – Your Out of Town guest will have an idea of where to stay

The last 2 may be given to you by your venue/hotel choice

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have the invite, a postcard RSVP, and a business card that has the wedding website info on it.

On the wedding website is (or will be) directions, maps, hotel info, a link to registries, and Out of Town guest information.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know people say to not put where you’re registered at in your wedding invites, but every single wedding that I’ve ever been to has done it. And I never thought anything of it or thought it was a faux pas. So, we did too!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Direction card should have directions from local highways for those who are driving and from the airport. 

Check out the hotels, some require a deposit and a minimun guarentee, you would have to make up the difference. We were able to find one that just required guests to book a month before for the discount rate. No money down from us. You can include multipile hotels, if you want to offer different price points. Maybe on from where your wedding will be and one near by that is cheaper.  You don’t need to pay for your guests hotels, but it helps them if they know where to stay.

If your having a buffet you don’t need to offer a meal choice. Just make sure that you have a vegetarian option. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SoonToBeMrs.K: We’re not paying for stays, but we did find a hotel that does discounts for groups that attend events at our venue. So we included info for that one and the first-come-first-served rates, and info for a nearby B&B. Our maps are to venue, and to the discounted hotel from the reception venue.

I think the way room blocks work is that you promise the hotel you can fill X number of rooms. If you can estimate a good number based on your list, this is probably worth exploring. I’m not sure what it would require in terms of money down, though.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bluebird615:  I know! I didn’t realize this was a no no…  I probably will as well on the condition I can find the proper space for it…  I have a website set up but if I directed people to the website I have to worry about the five or so people who are still in the dark ages and don’t have a computer! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Typically, there is an RSVP card with menu choices on it (so your guests can select which meal they want and you know how to do the escort cards), an information card is always helpful for out of town guests, letting them know nearby accomodations. And a map can also be useful to show your guests how to get to the ceremony and/or reception.

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