Is it ok NOT to do invitations?
Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:24 PM
You can do an online invitation or a newsletter to make it less formal and less expensive. But it will also be very difficult to keep a large family informed of all the dates/locations, etc. They will constantly call you and bug you about dates. I had that happen even WITH invitations!!!!
They are pretty easy to do these days online and additional invitations don't cost a lot, it's the base price of the design.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:04 PM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:08 PM
I wasn't planning on sending formal invites as normally they are only sent out a couple months before the wedding. Well by then most of our guests will have already made final payments on the trip.
My stressor now is that I'm worried people aren't booking b/c they aren't aware they are "invited". We sent out STD magnets about 2 months ago and put the website on the magnet. All the information is there but I still have yet to have confirmation from my TA that people are reserving their spots. I'm thinking now I should have written more on the actual magnet about the proceedure (for those that don't check the computer.- which I have a few).
So do I send out a "reminder" say in a post card form (I was thinking) or invitations now? I was trying to avoid invitations to save $$.
Ppl are suppose to book by end of May to guarantee the group rate we have received.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:17 PM
For my wedding we sent out Save the Dates a year in advance to give people a heads up and a chance to save! We made the website and told people to keep checking there for the various updates about travel, accomodations and timings, since we didn't know any of that at the time. I also made a group on facebook to help with reminders for people when there were updates.
I already spent enough on my save the dates, I didn't feel it was necessary to send a formal invite as well. We've gotten a lot of positive responses about the website and know people are checking it pretty often to see how things are progressing.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:56 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:16 AM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:20 AM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:33 AM
| Originally Posted by aubry |
So glad you posted! This is a second marriage for both of us, so we wanted to keep it informal and not have anyone feel obligated to buy gifts, etc. We sent an evite, but I've been wondering if it was terribly tacky or too informal. I'm glad to hear that not everyone does the formal invite!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:11 PM
I think it will help save some trees... and almost all invitations end up being trash anyway...
Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:22 PM
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