Hubby and I just received a wedding invitation from our former churchmate in the Philippines. How fast time flies! She was only a high school student when we left for Korea; now she’s back in Seoul and going to be a certified ajumma like me. Receiving her wedding invitation made me smile not only because I felt happy for her but also because I was amused of the invitation card’s unique design – a passport and a boarding pass.
Sample photos from the official site:
Although traditional invitation cards are usually distributed personally (or through mail) for formality sake, these days, most Korean couples send out mobile invitations. It is more convenient because most Koreans own a smartphone. If they send it through Kakaotalk, the couple will be able to check if the person received it or not.
Mobile invitations come in various designs. It includes the following details:
RSVP is not a Korean thing especially on weddings. Usually, Korean parents want to invite as many guests as possible. The reception bill is not a thing to worry since it is a standard protocol in a Korean wedding that guests give congratulatory gift in the form of cash. The more guests, the more money they’ll get. The standard amount that each adult guest usually gives is more than enough to pay for the buffet meal. If they’re lucky, the entire collection could possibly cover the wedding cost and even the honeymoon trip. 🙂