(Closed) Would this be cheezy…

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

No way!  We had friends do a gathering back in CA for a second reception bc they had a destination wedding, and they all sorts of lawn games etc, and everyone loved it.  A barn reception sounds great, that’s what we are trying to do.  I have seen many barn receptions lately on blogs and websites.  Here is a good inspiration board:


 And maps on the back of invitations will help save people from losing all the info you’re sending them. I honestly don’t see a single problem with your ideas. 

Post # 4
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

To be honest…I wanted something simple casual and fun…then my mom got a hold of this wedding and now i’m getting married at a mansion in front of HER 100 closest nearest and dearest when we can only fit 150…


Go for it!  Have a blast and save as much money as possible.  All I keep telling my mom is that its 1 day.  My dad gave us a huge budget and whatever we didnt’ spend we would get to keep…I might owe my dad when all is said and done…Its so stupid.  I’m jealous that you actually have the opportunity to do it. 


As far as the invites go.  I think thats a fine idea and its smart too…Its all the important info they need on one piece of paper!

Post # 5
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Don’t think it’s tacky at all! I know with my family, they might not realize there’s something on the back, so you might want to put an arrow at the bottom of the page, or ‘over’ so they know to flip it to see the map.

Post # 6
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think its a GREAT idea!  Not to mention smart and eco-friendly!

Post # 7
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think its tacky at all, your wedding sounds awesome! You could also check out one of the online maps (like wedding mapper) and your guests can go on there and print out the maps themselves.

Post # 8
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I can’t see that it would be a problem, go for it!

Post # 10
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Go for it!!  My only advice is to make sure you get very thick paper so that the colors of the map dont leak through to the invitation side. But otherwise — save some money and save the earth 🙂

Sounds wonderful, have fun! 

Post # 11
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall

I think it’s a great idea!

Post # 12
30 posts

excellent idea for the invitations!  I went to a wedding last weekend with the directions on the back of the invite and I didn’t think twice.

Your wedding sounds like it will be really great!

Post # 13
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s a great idea!  Save some green and some other green too (the green tree kind!). 

Your wedding sounds fun, fresh, and very vibrant.  I love a downhome bbq!

I am also lovin’ the weddings I’ve been hearing about with a brunch reception with wedding in the late morning too!  Very casual and elegant!

Just an idea..I went to a party that was outdoors two years ago.  They had games for the kids in the barn and a lake was nearby.  The host/hostess had a hayride for the kids right at sunset around the lake and the host/hostess had fireworks go off right after the sunset.  You don’t have to hire a company, get some friends to light a few and they could send you off with sparklers too! 

There was also a bonfire where guests made s’mores all together and a band.  You don’t have to have a band, but the smores and hayride and DIY fireworks were a hit!

Post # 14
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think that, that is great.  Somethings you have to do what you have to do.

Post # 15
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Backyard BBQ and games is a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage and could even be a theme!  YOu could incorporate horseshoes in your invites (as they are "lucky") and have them as a game at your wedding too… lots of hints to cute games could run throughout the theme of your invites and paper products.  So cute!

Post # 16
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think that’s a really cute idea! I second the suggestion that you use heavier cardstock if you do it, but be sure to compare the price of heavier stock to just printing separate maps and invites. If the heavy cardstock is too expensive, could you scale the invites and maps down so that there’s room to print both on one sheet of paper? That could be a good way to be more economical, too!

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