Hope all is well with everyone during the pandemic and wedding planning.
Need some advice! As far as rsvp and invitations: what is the most cost effective? I do not really want to mail out rsvp cards and invitations. Some ppl got save the dates when they attempted our engagement party but most did not. How should I go about this? What did you guys do?
Personally I recommend sending them out in the mail, and we used Minted. We used the postcard layout for our STDs. Minted also has free recipient addressing, which will save you time on writing out addresses! If you have a wedding website, you can just include it on your STD so that guests can refer to it for more wedding information, and also to RSVP.
For our invites, we're only having the invite itself, with our photo on the back and a sentence about visiting our website for RSVPing and more wedding info. That'll save us a ton because we won't be spending money on enclosure/detail/rsvp cards. Saves us money, and doesn't waste paper!
For those that didn't receive a STD, I would still send them one so they'll have one.
My opinion is you have to send out invitations no matter what. STDs normally have very little information and can't take the place of an invitation. If there are people that live nearby that you can hand deliver invitations to instead of mail, I think that's perfectly acceptable. You can also save money by having a small enclosure cards saying rsvp on your wedding site instead of sending a larger rsvp card with a return envelope and stamp. Another idea - buy an invitation template on Etsy (normally less than $15), get some paper, and print them yourself.
Thanks Hanna, I don't know why I didn't think to just send out invites. I really did not want to give out the location of the wedding to people who were not going to come. Or give the option for them to just show up because they will be terribly sad
Its been quite difficult because with "the families" we have been having to do separate events. So, some got Save the Dates and some did not we gave them out at our engagement party. We have a lot of older guests as well but we are giving the option to rsvp online or call us and we will rsvp for them. But I am also hoping that there is someone to help them.