Happy New Year again! I know it’s been a couple of weeks since our last Q&A (we missed you too!), but we throughly enjoyed the holidays and we hope you did as well! For those in the throws of planning your wedding, I hope you got to take some time off and spend some quality time with your family, friends and fiance. For those of you who just got engaged, congrats! I hope you’ll join us weekly as we help you to safely traverse the wedding planning world. So, enough chit chat, let’s get started! Today’s Q&A is about other wedding event invites.
Q; I’m working on my wedding invitations and I was wondering, do I include an insert for all the other events I’m planning? Or does that get sent separately?
So, you actually have few different options to handle your other wedding event invites and depending on your situation, some options are better than others. If you are planning/hosting the events, including an insert that lists the other events and activities with your invite is a great idea. That way you can get your RSVPs for everything all at once and for the guests it is fun to look forward to all the upcoming events.
If someone else is planning and/or hosting the event, it is better to have it sent separately by them. A great example of this is if the groom’s parents are hosting the rehearsal dinner, then the invite would come from them instead and get sent separately.
Now if it’s an event that doesn’t require a RSVP, another way to invite them is via your website. For example, if you’re doing a happy hour drinks and lounge type of event, then people can just show up if they want to. It still could be nice to invite them via an invitation, but it isn’t as necessary.
Lastly, with all of these options, just remain cognizant of who is invited to what. If you’re inviting everyone to everything like for a destination wedding, then you don’t have a problem. But, if you’re only inviting certain people to certain events, make sure you don’t broadcast that on your website. And if you are doing inserts, make sure to create different inserts for different people or just send separate invites for each event. You just don’t want to hurt people’s feelings or mistakenly invite people to the wrong event.
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