I was recently approached by a family member who received an invitation to an offbeat ceremony. While the invitee was thrilled to be invited, the question arose… what is this event? Wedding? Elaborate costume party? Dinner theater? Nowhere on the invite was it specified. So with offbeat invites… what is the best way of making sure your guests aren't confused about the event they're attending?
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Invitation advice posts.
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So I'm kind of a Vistaprint pro. I've been using their printing services for years, and have had great experience getting decent quality stuff on the cheap. It's really quite astounding how much you can get, for how little money, as compared to other print shops. I wanted to share a couple of things I've learned over the years ordering stuff for myself, stuff for work, and now stuff for my wedding.
Our Save the Date postcards turned out pretty well, I have received many compliments. But if I could do them all over again, I would do a few things differently.
Here are the three things we should have included on our save the date postcards.
I have used Vistaprint for many years, ever since I needed my first business cards as a grad student. In a nutshell, I like them because I get what I want for way cheaper than anywhere else. Here are all the different things I ordered for our wedding, including items that aren't often billed as wedding products…
I do this a couple times a year: I go peeking at the sales reports of what Offbeat Brides are buying from Minted so that I can see which wedding invitation designs you guys are loving. Why? Because you guys have fucking awesome taste, and I like to get inspired. So let's take a look at the wedding invitations that are floating y'all's boats this fall. Let's count down the 10 most popular designs.
So you want to tell your guests what to wear, but you don't want to be overbearing, and ideally you'd like to be a little bit clever about it. You're certainly not the first to find ways to artfully explain a dress code to your guests (we have a whole tag archive of posts about wedding dress codes!). Let's review five awesome, non-bossy ways you can give your guests some dress code guidance.
How can you stop the constant barrage of wedding questions from wonderfully well-meaning guests? With an all-encompassing FAQ page of course! If you're sitting at your computer, wondering what exactly you should include on your FAQ, here is a huge master list of the things your guests are dying to know.
Alexis (of custom wedding hangers fame) and Rafe made a bit of wedding invite oopsie. They sent out their fabulous wedding invitations that included their fabulous RSVP response cards PRE-stamped… and that's what caused the problem. But thankfully, Alexis and Rafe had an AWESOME solution that would really work for ANY kind of wedding invitation disaster. So watch and learn, people.
You know how up there in the header it say "WedSites"? Have you ever clicked that tab? Ever noticed how Offbeat Bride has teamed up with MyWedding.com to offer free wedding websites with Offbeat-centric templates? You never knew that you could make an informational page about your wedding for your guests completely free? No? You never noticed that? Well, you should get clicking, friends… because HOLY SHIT, our longtime pals at Royal Steamline have just added some brand-spanking-new GORGEOUS wedding website templates that you won't get anywhere else. We're talking evocative and emotional templates that perfectly capture an era or a mood — whether that's Neo-Victorian airships or Art Nouveau noire.
Oh the RSVP drama llama — why don't people respond!? Yes or no who cares, just give me a freaking answer, jeez. Guest poster Candy doesn't have a cure-all, BUT she does have a cute, playful, and (most importantly) non-aggressive way to get some those errant RSVPs from your professional procrastinator guests!