Really people, you are going to use email replies to save money? You are going to have your guests search for the information they need to get to your wedding and figure out their own parking because you want to save $1.00 an invitation but you are getting married at First Presbyterian Church and dinner at Gibson’s Steakhouse!!! So, let’s see, the steak dinner is probably right around $150.00 per person and the cost of First Pres is up there. So that extra insert is worth one half the cost of ONE guest!
I know it’s my business to want people to order more items from me but it’s really not about the money, it’s about wanting the guests of an event to have all of the information they need and making it handy for them to take with them on the big day. Yes, they can go to your website and get all of the information and print it out themselves but do you really want your Aunt Hilda in Ohio trying to figure out if she is doing it right and that her seven year old printer heads are dried and won’t print anymore.
So, here I am asking you, no begging you, to give your guests all of the information you have for them recommended hotels and the rate (because Uncle Bob will surely think he can find a better deal than you, let him), parking because even if you are from Chicago you don’t always know the best places to park, directions because, in the world of smart phones and GPS systems, they still don’t like the skyscrapers of downtown and will continue to recalculate.
The difference in postage from a post card reply and a reply card and envelope is right around $20 for 100 of them. In the big picture of your budget, $20 is not a big deal – in fact, that’s a couple of roses. This also gives your guests the option of writing you a nice note, which make a great keepsake and keeps you going as the going gets rough towards the end of the planning.
So in closing, give it ALL, every last detail to your guests! PLEASE!
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