Rachael Russell
Rachael Russell 14 Aug 2018

what are peoples thoughts on invites - do you go full wack with save the...

what are peoples thoughts on invites - do you go full wack with save the date/menu cards/day invites/reception invites/rsvp or just the 2 types of invites :)

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Rebecca watson
Rebecca watson 14 Aug 2018

I did save the date and when my invite goes out in about 4 months will have a menu option popped in there.

Laura Roberts
Laura Roberts 15 Aug 2018

I did the day invites with menu cards and RSVP (mine were like a cheque book style) we didn't have enough people coming at night to send invites for that so we either asked them in person or invited them via an event on Facebook

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2018

We are trying to save money so giving a basic paper invite with a link to a website I have built with meal options gift ideas hotels a way to rsvp dress code the lot
Will be a slightly different one for night guests !!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2018

We planned our wedding date with only about 4 and a bit months to go, so no chance I was sending out save the date cards, when we were needing to get the invites out so soon anyway! We made paper invites, and added a bit of paper with a link to rsvp online, and set up a wedding website. We used www.gettingmarried.co.uk, and it saved a fortune on postage as our dinner order for 100 people was £5 less per head if there was a pre-order.

Caroline Larner
Caroline Larner 15 Aug 2018

Save the dates, invites and evening invites for sure. The rest is pretty unnecessary unless you have a limitless budget or can get an offer at your stationers. :-)

Louise Scullion
Louise Scullion 15 Aug 2018

To save money I've opted to send out our invites earlier to avoid save the dates, i don't really see the point in a pre-invite. I've also set up a free wedding website so our invites will have the basic info and the free website will have the remaining details so we don't have to pay for postage on RSVPs.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2018

save money just invites one for daytime one for evening only

Belinda Ann Welbourne
Belinda Anne Bingley 15 Aug 2018

We did save the date, day invites ( not having extra evening guests ) wirh reply cards and pre stamped envelopes and menu choice cards , found it organised me better and guests didn't have to think about buying reply cards as all provided for them x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2018

Save the dates a yr before and invites 6 month before

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 15 Aug 2018

I did save the date cards.
My invites were day or evening and the RSVP card had the menu choice on it too as they needed to select what the wanted. I did it all myself as was cheaper.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2018

Save dates, 2 invites, rsvp and venue information

Jannette Taylor
Jannette Taylor 15 Aug 2018

We have save the dates, invites, and RSVP cards. We also got some return address stickers which will go on the RSVP envelope for the guests to return. We added the option for menu selection on the RSVP too

Donna Barber
Donna Barber 15 Aug 2018

I sent save the dates via Facebook mainly and a phone call to parents and anyone not on social media. I designed it in esty and screen shot and cropped so it was free. Then sent out invitations with information for guests who aren’t local so they could book hotel rooms/ know how to get here etc and basic ones for local people, all with rsvps

Heather Durrant
Heather Durrant 15 Aug 2018

We have done save the dates. We are going to make our invites there is no menu option but will be info about accommodation. There will be smaller versions for evening guests. We will have a rsvp card on it x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Aug 2018

Did save the dates the year before. Cost me 14 pound from ebay and was just like a postcard. Remember with sending to couples mainly I only needed just ovet half the amount I was inviting. I then did a card with the details and asked to rsvp to me by phone, text or email. There was no choice menu wise so easy to just leave that

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Aug 2018

No save the dates, I just told those important to me what the date was. Then I've got small A6 invites printed up with basic info and a free website at gettingmarried.co.uk with all the rest of info including RSVP. You can password the RSVP area so my evening invites state a slightly different password to my day, causing no embarrasment of someone RSVPing to the wrong bit. The RSVP allows for special dietary requests. Really easy site to navigate and use

Pamela Richardson
Pamela Richardson 18 Aug 2018

I'm only have day/evening invites which will go out 6 months before

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