- Mrs. Sushi
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
Insert wise, we wanted to keep our invites clutter-free. I figure that if there was any additional information that needed to be sent out, we can mail it out later to our confirmed guests.
First, to answer a few questions:
Mochacoca asked, “Looks great. Did you Gocco everything? I can’t wait till I pull out my Gocco. I have been stocking up on supplies.” Answer: I did not Gocco everything. I’ve been trying to save and savor my supplies so I printed the invite, inserts and labels with a laser printer. The only thing I did Gocco was the return addy on the envelope. I do plan on Goccoing thank you note cards though and can’t wait to do so!
bugaboo said, “I would love to learn more about the wording you used on your invitation if you don’t mind sharing; it seems to be uniquely worded and I just love that!” Answer: When I was searching for the right wording for our wedding invites, I wanted something heartfelt, not too, too cheesy and nothing that refers to “Husband and Wife”. Verse it has some great suggestions and many, many verses to choose from.
Our invite wording: Please accept our invitation to join family and friends, in witnessing the sanctity of our love, devotion and dedication to our new life.
For a better view of how I organized the wording:
On to the inserts.
Although the majority of our guests are from the mainland, we do have a few local Hawaii guests that we are inviting so we made two versions of our postcard RSVPs; one for the local guests and one for the OOT guests. The OOT RSVP has a spot for the guest to put when they are arriving and where they will be staying. We’re getting married on a weekday rather than a weekend, so for our local Hawaii guests we gave them the option of coming to the ceremony and/or the dinner afterwards. Our ceremony is during regular work hours, so we had to factor in that our local guests might not want to take off of work to come to the ceremony, but might be willing to join us for the dinner later.
We also had an invite and directions insert to our Welcome BBQ.
As a budget bride, I can’t go on without sharing the price breakdown:
Bright White Linen Cardstock (100pk)
Japanese Paper (5- 25 1/2″ x 19″sheets)
That equals out to $2.83 an invite, plus postage and Gocco supplies, and I still have leftover paper and envelopes for future projects.
Could I have made them cheaper? Sure. But for being “custom”, I think I did pretty good on price.