Post # 1
After reading about the outer envelope, inner envelope, the envelope for the response card, and the reception/ceremony card for if people have their ceremony or reception in a different place, I’m thinking my invitation is extremely casual
It is just 1 square of paper, front/back with information of the who/what/where/when and my stds had people rsvping early through my website before they even got their invitations I’m just doing online RSVP and added the website/password link directly into the wording of the invitation
how about you?
what do you think of how simple my invitation is?
it is a casual wedding.
Post # 3
@elliptical2013: i think its fine. honestly, you know what stressed me out the most during my wedding planning? damn invitations…they have too many to choose from it was overwhelming. LoL
I had picked the perfect invitation, but then Hurricane Sandy hit and the woman I was going to buy from, her store was completely ruined, so she wasn’t taking any new orders. She was only completing the ones that were already placed.
I searched high and low to find it again and couldn’t. So I ended up settling for something else that I didn’t love as much as the first. It was a plain square invite and it had a lace pocket. thats it. Beautiful and elegant but simple, not fussy
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@elliptical2013: We did a single pager and we had no regrets.
Post # 5
i forgot what website i was reading but there was so many things to write on the invitation itself like the guests names again and everywhere there was an envelope involved that i felt i was doing it wrong!
thanks for that, i needed the reassurance.
Post # 6
i used the same wedding website
and literally my password is beachwedding
Post # 7
I had a semi-formal evening wedding and my invitations were still simple. One page of info on the front and an enclosed RSVP card. Any other info I thought people would want I put on the wedding website. So I definitely think simple invitations are fine and it wasn’t somewhere I wanted to spend money since they all end up in the trash anyway.
Post # 8
I did something similar… 1 tea-length invite, with the invitation on the front and the information on the back.
I just slipped the RSVP card in the envelope, no bands or anything keeping it together.
Post # 9
Ours were super simple. our ceremony and reception were in the same room.
we had just an invitation and response card.
Post # 10
@CakeyP: wow that looks really nice! im probably going to print names/addresses and handwrite it myself since its only 50 people but your handwriting looks great for the envelopes
Post # 11
Mine were really simple DIY ones from Michael’s that Fiance picked out. They were a cute little all information on one piece come to our wedding invite put inside this glittery black open envelope, and then the actual outer envelope. I printed on the envelopes in the same fonts I used on the invite. They turned out really nice!
Post # 12
@elliptical2013: Nope! It’s not handwriting – I printed directly on the envelopes with a fancy font!
Not even ashamed about it, it saved me a bit of time and looked awesome!
I had about 80 invites.
Post # 13
Ours are not simple, but I was really really excited to make some fancy invitations. We are doing inner and outer envelopes, a belly band, three inserts (RSVP + envelope, directions/map, and reception (in it’s own envelope). And I flipping love it, and it reflects the vibe of our wedding. But if your wedding is casual and you don’t care, go for the simple invitation- while I love a fancy invitation, I don’t think anything less of a simple one as long as everything is spelled correctly and basic etiquette is followed.
Post # 14
@CakeyP: wow I am impressed, I need to be able to do this than for mine!
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
Very simple. Our envelopes contained the invitation, a response card, a stamped envelope for the response and a business card that had our wedding website on it.
Post # 16
The hardest part was getting the Etsy vendors to respond to me; about half of those I contacted never did. And I couldn’t find a way to report something like that? Ours is semi-destination (mostly 1.5-3.5 hours from guest homes). I set up a website to include the 4 hotel room blocks, things to do in the area, and any details the guests might need. (Unless I wanted to kill a tree, there’s no way I could include all that printed information, inside an invitation envelope). We have a wedding e-mail address, for ??? and RSVPs. People lose invitations and RSVP cards; our website is also on the Save the Date magnets, which should be on guest fridges. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, that all goes well.