(Closed) Who thought their wedding invitations were simple??? Anyone?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had a fairly formal Saturday evening wedding, and our invitations were one card with the info, one RSVP card, and a couple cards with directions. No multiple envelopes (except the RSVP envelopes), no craziness, and they mailed with ONE standard stamp, which was important to me cause I hate paying a ton for postage.

It was also good because they were cheap, since we had to get the reprinted due to a venue change (our original venue closed 5 months before the wedding, and we’d already had everything printed).  So we spent a couple hundred more than I’d hoped, but our invite total, including the reprint, was under $300 for about 125 invitations, plus postage.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@elliptical2013:  Yes! Do it! Most printers will print on envelopes, you just have to make sure you set the size correctly!

And for the record, my envelope font is called Mishka (not free and needs a special program to access the fancy letters) but there are plenty of FREE script fonts on dafont.com that you can download and use!

You can’t see it, but I made the names fancy and the addresses not-fancy for the post office machines.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@CakeyP:  Love the tea length!  And the fonts are lovely too.  I also printed directly on the envelopes in fonts that matched my invites and it looked great.  I was not ashamed at all, nor do I think anyone should feel ashamed for not handwriting the addresses.  No one is going to keep the envelope….

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@elliptical2013:  I wouldn’t have called mine simple, but they also weren’t super complex.  We had one main invite and an accomodations card along with the RSVP card.  No pocketfold, no belly band, no letter press.  The woman who made them did a lovely job and I was so delighted with them.  I think your invitations sound perfect and will fit your wedding to a T!  While I love the complicated ones, for the most part they’ll go into the recycling…so why get too intense with them?  

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@elliptical2013:  we just had 1 piece of paper, just the front. online rsvp. more info on the wedding website. we only had to hound 1 family group. everyone else responded on time. very simple and effective. i saw no reason to make them more complicated, they would be on people’s fridges for a few weeks and promptly thrown away. if i would do it again, i would do online invites. we didn’t spend much on our invites but i still consider it a waste. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

@elliptical2013:  Your invitations were like mine. I had all the info on one card and got people to RSVP by email. 

I think people appreciate simplicity. One card means that it can go up on the fridge. With multiple, you have to keep track of everything and make sure not to lose it so you know where and when the wedding is. 

RSVP by email or on the website or phone makes things easier for them too as they don’t need to remember to mail the thing back.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@elliptical2013:  Mine sounds exactly the same! I think some people find it really odd but I’m not much for formalities 🙂 Sounds great to me!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@elliptical2013:  Sounds like mine and I think it is totally fine!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@elliptical2013:  Sounds like your invitation is very similar to mine. It worked out great for me:)

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ours were ivory cardstock mounted on purple, with sticker rhinestones to make it sparkly; a map (because road construction has made getting to the venue a bit awkward); and the rsvp postcard. When I first started designing them I had grandiose ideas, but cut back big time. Overall, I’m happy with the way they turned out. Even though I have crap handwriting and the envelopes looked awful.

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t consider mine elaborate, and they certainly weren’t formal!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yup – ours were ridiculously simple. One (postcard sized) piece of paper that came in a white envelope. One sided, all the info, and no save-the-dates. With shipping and handling, 10 dollars for 100. Yup.

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Wait, why do you need an outer envelope and an inner envelope? Can someone show me a picture of what its meant by that? Invitation newbie here…

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@purple_orchid:  You don’t NEED two envelopes, but formal invitations usually do.

 

 

 

It’s just what it sounds like – two envelopes. The invitation goes inside an envelope that has the guests names on it, then that envelope goes inside another envelope that is address and stamped.

 

 

 

ETA – I had complex invites (pocketfolds, multiple pieces) and I still only used one envelope.

 

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