Post # 1
How terrible would it be to not include information on accomodation or a map with the invitation? We’re having a tiny wedding (30-40) and it’s pretty easy to get in touch with everyone via e-mail so we’re for sure planning to have people RSVP via e-mail to save on money, time, paper, etc. However, would it be alright to email people accomodation and map info? We are planning to ask the wedding party to stay in a B&B with us and our families, but have reserved a beach house that we’ll recommend others to stay in. Because of this, I worry that sending out a card detailing accomodation information will just be confusing since it’s different for different people.
Also, how important is it to list the time of the ceremony? We haven’t decided this completely yet. Would listing the date suffice?
Post # 3
I would think you’d want to list the time. Are you sending some kind of written invitation? Are you having any older folks who aren’t computer savvy? I guess I’d recommend biting it and having something written formally with regards to the accommodations etc. But if the atmosphere of your wedding is more informal. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. Just think about what is easiest for your guests, in RSVPing and navigating around your wedding.
Post # 4
The folks who aren’t computer savvy prefer talking to us over the phone than read written directions anyways 🙂
Post # 5
I think it would probably be best if you could include the time, but everything else sounds like it would be fine to communicate via email or phone. Are you trying to get these out with enough time that everyone can make travel arrangments, or are you sending them out in the standard 6 to 8 weeks ahead timeframe? If you’re sending them out way ahead of time, you might consider doing some inexpensive and easy save the dates, which I’ve seen done electronically as well (I think some of the Bees have done them electronically). This way you can send one piece of correspondence with just the bare bones information so that everyone can, well, save the date, and then you can send the invitations later with more detail.
Post # 6
We’re sending Save the dates along with the invitation. Actually, we’ve talked to everyone already. The invitation just makes it official.