- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
With the popular summer wedding months approaching, the wedding and shower invitations are starting to make their appearances. I’ve gotten quite a few over the past couple of weeks. Some were pretty and creative, some traditional and elegant. But then there are the real doozies that make you cringe.
Here are some of the cringworthy ones I’ve recently received.
The Gift Grab
I know there’s a lot of debate about putting registry information in invitations. Although I’m personally not keen on it, I generally just shrug it off and ignore it. However, there was one that set itself apart and simply had to be shared.
The couple listed six registries in large font on a card with the reception information below it in a font that was less than half the size of the places they were registered and it was sort of squished in because they’d used so much space on listing where they were registered. Each place they registered got it’s own line and was centered, in all their registry info ate up nearly 75% of the card. If they’d even put it on the back of the card it would have been a little better and less like give us stuff and oh yeah, you can come to our reception.
The Invitation That Wasn’t & The Shower Invite That Was
I received an invitation to a shower that was totally acceptable save two things:
The lesser offense was the hostess included recipe cards to fill out, that were plain file cards – which would have been fine but they were stained with age, smelled like old food and had greasy fingerprints on them. File cards can be had for around a $1, surely she could have sprung for new, non-smelly ones – (the hostess is well off.)
But what really offended is that I’m not even invited to the wedding! My mother and I were invited on the same shower invitation, but only she was invited to the wedding. They are relatives so it’s not a case of I was accidentally overlooked!
I should add that the wedding invitation she got included a piece of typing paper that was cut crookedly and then folded. The front was typed that they were registered at Walmart and then had the store’s logo that they’d clearly taped on and photocopied, you could see the edges of it and the back had the directions to the venue typed out. Why on earth didn’t they leave the store logo off and have some inexpensive cards printed at Vistaprint. *cringes & is grateful they are only related by marriage, not blood*
What are some of the worst offenders you’ve received? Please share!