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#1 stephp1

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    Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:31 AM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    I really really want beach-themed pocketfold invites (I found these on Etsy and fell in love http://www.etsy.com/..._facet=handmade)

     

    However, I wanted the inserts with "How to Book", "Itinerary" - and to include all of this in every invitation would be $10.00 per invite (I can take out the response card and replace with an extra insert according to Lucy, the owner). I'm going to need 70 invitations, but I know FOR SURE that at least half of these invitations are going to guests that are not going to the wedding. I can't bring myself to order these because I feel like I'm wasting money on people who don't need all that extra info.

     

    Has anyone else used 2 separate invitations for guests they want to attend and guests they know won't even consider it? Has anyone sent out basic invitations and then sent info-heavy invites to guests with positive RSVPs?

     

    Any other ideas would be great! I even thought about just buying the invitation and buying separate pocketfolds and putting it together myself but I've gotta say creativity and attention to detail is just not my forte !

     

    I need guests to start putting downpayments on the vacation in the next 30 days, so I think even by the time these invitations get printed and get to me my "definites" will already have booked blindly !

     

    Thanks !



    #2 Pucca

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      Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

      Have you thought about sending out a regular invitation and then setting up a website to which you can refer guests to for all the necessary information? I think if you really want these invitations, that might be the way to go. That way you can minimize the inserts, and therefore minimize the costs. Another option would be making your own invitations but I'm not sure how much time you have available to put those together. You could also use Vistaprint to get inserts for free; they have a lot of free offers where you'd only have to pay shipping and handling; just google Vistaprint and you'll see links to their website.

       

      Good luck!

       

       

       

      Originally Posted by stephp1 

      Hi Ladies,

       

      I really really want beach-themed pocketfold invites (I found these on Etsy and fell in love http://www.etsy.com/..._facet=handmade)

       

      However, I wanted the inserts with "How to Book", "Itinerary" - and to include all of this in every invitation would be $10.00 per invite (I can take out the response card and replace with an extra insert according to Lucy, the owner). I'm going to need 70 invitations, but I know FOR SURE that at least half of these invitations are going to guests that are not going to the wedding. I can't bring myself to order these because I feel like I'm wasting money on people who don't need all that extra info.

       

      Has anyone else used 2 separate invitations for guests they want to attend and guests they know won't even consider it? Has anyone sent out basic invitations and then sent info-heavy invites to guests with positive RSVPs?

       

      Any other ideas would be great! I even thought about just buying the invitation and buying separate pocketfolds and putting it together myself but I've gotta say creativity and attention to detail is just not my forte !

       

      I need guests to start putting downpayments on the vacation in the next 30 days, so I think even by the time these invitations get printed and get to me my "definites" will already have booked blindly !

       

      Thanks !



       



      #3 Speckles121

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        Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:18 AM

        I agree with Pucca. We sent out save the dates with our wedding website on them. We will be sending out a formal invite within the next few weeks with more guidelines of how to book, when to book by etc. Also look into paperandmore.com to get the pocketfolds themselves and create your inserts on your own or through vistaprint!



        #4 stephp1

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          Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:28 AM

          Just now realizing that the title of my thread is spelled wrong - hope that's not foreshadowing for my invites !

          Thanks for the idea girls ... my TA makes a blog for each of her weddings with all the info, so I could direct my guests to that; or make a wedding website and link to the blog.

           

          I really liked the idea of guests opening up a "portfolio" of info though, and so may very well go with the paperandmore.com idea! Maybe I could just purchase the invites and then put the rest together myself - not much of a DIYer, but connecting the dots can't be too hard!

           






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