Much the same applies to evening invites as it does to full Wedding invites – there is no need to send out individual cards, and the messages you will need to convey is much the same. Evening invites are essential, but not as essential as the full Wedding Invites, so if you are trying to tighten the purse-strings slightly then there is an opportunity to do so here. A formal invite is ideal and always well received, but they need not be as extravagant and elaborate as the full Wedding ones.
A simple, cheap place card can save so much stress and debate at the Reception you would not believe it. Your guests will know which table they are on courtesy of the Table Plan (see the Extravagant Extras article) but unless they are then directed to a specific seat then you could quite easily end up a bit of a free-for-all. If you have already planned your tables then you will know how much effort goes into sorting the overall Table Plan out – and if not, you have that fun and excitement (?) to look forward to! Place cards can cost as little as a few pence each, and trust us, they are worth every last penny!
Thank You Cards
It is both courteous and polite to send out thank you cards to anyone and everyone who has bought you a Wedding present (no matter whether it was something from the pound shop or something from Harrods). The cards should be sent as soon as possible after you’ve returned from Honeymoon and it is always nice to include a short message telling people what a fantastic time you’ve had and how much you appreciated their gift (be specific to their gift if possible).