Post # 1
Here’s what I have so far:
An invitation with my parents (all 4, including step parents) names on it, our names, date, time, address of venue + “reception to follow in the same location,” + “for more information, please visit our wedding website: http://www.blahblah.com“
An RSVP postcard w/ our address on it + a stamp. This includes a spot for people to write their names & initial their entree choices…
Do I include anything else? A card w/ hotel information? Is it OK to put my wedding website address on the invitation like that?
Post # 3
Sounds like you’ve covered most of it!
Hotel information would be good. Do your guests have meal choices that they would need to specify?
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Sounds about like what we did! We specifically said “For more information including travel and accomodations please visit [our wedding site]” so that they knew that’s where they could find that info. If you want to though, you can include a card with hotel info and maybe a map/directions to your venue. Also you might want to do the whole numbering your RSVP cards so that you know who sent back what, just in case any of your guests forget to fill out their names.
I also asked for any dietary/allergy restrictions, although I usually don’t see that on RSVP cards!
Post # 5
@Miss Radish: Yes – meal choice is on the RSVP postcard:
Post # 6
Should I put hotel information on the invitation itself or a separate card?
I feel like there’s lots of room on the invitation, but I don’t want to clutter it either.
Post # 7
@inky_1: I would put the hotel and website info on a separate card, together. Also, are his parents’ names not on the invitation at all? Ours includes 4 separate pieces of cardstock with different purposes: Invitation, RSVP, Reception, Guest information (hotels and website). I can post them, if you’d like to see.
Post # 8
I’m getting the invitation card, RSVP postcard, Accommodations card (there was too much information about what number to call, etc. to not include a seperate card), and a menu card detailing what eat choice will be (but it looks like this is included on your RSVP)
Post # 9
@ArtDecoDC: No need for a reception card as the reception is in the same location. His parents names are not on the invitation, no. I’m under the impression that it’s solely my parents hosting as they are the ones who paid for it? His parents are really traditional…
But I think I’d rather put like …our names and “Together with Their Families”?? isn’t that an alternative wording? It’s so confusing. IDK what to put. I don’t want to offend anyone.
Post # 10
Is this too much:
Ms. Bride & Mr. Groom
Together with their parents
My dad & stepmom
My stepdad & mom
His dad & mom
Request the honor of your presence
At their wedding
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Post # 11
@inky_1: I think in super tradition sometimes his parents go below his name, so it indicates who’s paying (your parents) but also names his family. Like this:
Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s parents
Invite you to attend the wedding of their daughter,
Bride First and Middle Names
Groom First and Middle Names
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents
It’s totally up to you, though! In my case FI’s mom is paying for it, so all of our parents’ names are up top, before ours. It’s definitely a personal, and even regional, thing. I’d say, if you’re worried, run it past both sets of parents to see what they want. That’s what we did–just to make sure my sometimes traditional parents weren’t offended to have his parents’ names up top, too.
Post # 13
We put “together with their families” no matter who paid or didn’t or how much. Just seemed like the most respectful option to us.
Post # 14
I just e-mailed my future mother-in-law. I’ll talk to my parents after. I hadn’t anticipated this being the complicated part! LOL
Post # 15
I think I most prefer the
Mr. my dad & Mrs. my stepmom Lastname,
Mr. my stepdad his lastname & Mrs. my mom hyphenated lastname
Request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
son of Mr. his dad & Mrs. his mom Lastname