Q&A: RSVPs: Is Using Postcards for Replies Tacky?

Q: Is it tacky to use postcards as reply cards? Postage would be a little bit less expensive, but since I plan on having very traditional invitations, would postcards be inappropriate?

A: Fully traditional invites do generally mean standard reply cards with miniature envelopes. But honestly, as long as the postcards are made of the same paper as the invites with the same typeface, they will look fine and you'll save a little money to boot. Go for it.


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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot