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

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours are very simple – I’m naturally drawn to simple things. (Our reply card has a song request instead of meal selection, since guests will be ordering from a waiter)

 

 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I spent hours online looking at beautiful invites, but at the end of the day, we decided that we didn’t want to spend too much, knowing that people would probably throw them away.

We did ours on Vistaprint, a simple A5 folding card with our names on the front and the information inside. No wedding website, RSVP card, access map. We figured that people could all go on Google maps. Oh, and as we didn’t include a reply card, we received many beautiful cards, chosen specially for us and with a nice personal message from the guest.

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@LadyBear:  Thanks 🙂 Our wedding is more on the casual side so I think I will be going with just one envelope lol

Post # 35
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6414 posts
Bee Keeper

@elliptical2013:  Honestly, I’m jealous.

The invitations are majorly stressing me out. I had no idea we had to include so much crap.

We’re going with pocket-fold invitations, so we have the main invitation itself, then we have a reception card, an accommodation/location card, plus RSVP cards (which have to include a whole list of menu options for them to choose from, and so we need one per guest).

I had planned on ordering plain printed invitations and then adding ribbon etc myself, but it’s proving extremely difficult to find a company that does everything we want and that has a website that doesn’t take a rocket scientist to navigate.

If I never see an invitation again after this I will be very very happy…

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@elliptical2013:  For multiple family members on one RSVP card, just have them put the initials of each person under the menu choice rather than writing out all the names.

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@elliptical2013:  

Mine is also a casual wedding. So casual in fact, that up until yesterday it was ‘parents only’. Now there’s 15 names on the list so I’m looking for invitations on Zazzle in another tab as I type this.

That site in itself has been an eye opener. So many cards and I have to wonder, are they necessary? Really? Save the date, invitation, rsvp… and that’s before we get to the invitations for rehearsal dinners. Who needs to practice how to eat? Tongue Out

So yes, I think everything on one card is the way to go for casual.

My main problem at the minute is dress code. How do I go about mentioning that? Should I mention it? I looked at other threads on the subject but most replies involved people with wedding sites, which is something I don’t have.

Seems even the most casual and small weddings take a lot of planning! 🙂

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@elliptical2013:  Well the groom will be in jeans so it’s definitely not black tie, haha. Thanks for the info. Smile The sheer amount of detail that goes into formal weddings is scary to say the least!

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@blushpinkbride:  I love the wavy border! If you did this yourself, how did you do it? Or if you bought them like this where did you get them?

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