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#1 Natalie Z

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    Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:08 PM

    Ok I need some advice! I already know everyone that is coming because they have all booked! So my question is Should I still send out Invites? I wanted to send them out because I feel like I need to but then again if I do send them out what do I put in them. I got a mock set from PocketFolders - Vertico and I really wanted to do them! I just have no clue what to put in them. I was thinking maybe some reminders but then again that is what we have our website for and I feel like I would be repeating myself. Any ideas?

    #2 MikkiStreak

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      Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:19 PM

      You could include a page of regional information--- maybe taxi information and company numbers for when they leave the airport, a little info on the events at the hotel that weekend, local restaurants (if not AI resort), etc...

      Or, you could include the invite and then make one of the sheets a personal handwritten letter telling them how much you're looking forward to spending time with them, etc...

      Since you're doing the invites on your own, you could customize each folder's information to make it appropriate for the individual (depending on how much time you have to do something like that)...

      #3 BayBug

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        Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:55 PM

        You can send them, but is there anyone that you want to invite that has not already booked their reservations? Invitations are expensive. So you really need to think about who should get one and who really doesn't need one. I am sure your parents woulndn't mind getting one.

        #4 Jessalyn

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          Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:00 PM

          I have everything on our website too, but I'm still sending traditional invitations with the standard wording and then doing inserts of Directions from the airport, Welcome reception info, At home reception info, and accomodations and rsvp (which you obviously won't need). I agree it is expensive to send them out. But, I think it is a nice idea to send them...it makes it feel more formal. I also wanted to be able to keep a copy of our invitation for sentimental reasons.

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          #5 A10CalGal

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            Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:15 PM


            Here are the files for what I included on my cards...

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            #6 Natalie Z

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              Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:22 PM

              Thanks for the help girls! Ya I want to send invites I was just trying to figure out what to put in them since I have everything on our website.

              Jessalyn I love the new sig pic. Don't worry your guests will book soon!!

              Christa thanks for the attachment! You gave me some good ideas.

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                Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:32 PM

                I sent formal invites but included a little card with our website on it so I wouldn't also have to print all those inserts (especially cause it's easy to make updates to the website all the time, not as easy to update a one-time mailing).

                Why not just send formal invites but nothing else? Then you have them for sentimental reasons but you don't kill yourself with too much to do that is unnecessary?

                #8 Natalie Z

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                  Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:42 PM

                  Ya I might just do that! That would be a great idea!

                  #9 RAENJAY

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                  Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:07 PM

                  I've decided to just the the invitation, with the enclosure card with the website too. I don't really need the invitations, sort of in the same situation as you, but I want to do them.
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                  #10 -Kate-

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                    Posted 09 February 2007 - 08:14 PM

                    We are doing the same thing - just a formal invite with no enclosures. My invite lady said it well - the STD is what people respond and book based on. The invite is a way of being polite, proper, and more formal - really getting people ready for the wedding.

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