Critique my invite!!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Very elegant!! Off the top of my head:

– I’d put “and” instead of “to” when saying who is marrying whom.

– Why is the date and time written in words? It seems harder to read than numbers.

– “Adult Reception” made my mind immediately go to a dirty place – granted, it hangs out pretty close in general. I get what you’re going for, though. Maybe “Adults Only Reception” does sound too harsh, but that is the standard wording for it…

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

DanielleI:  

i think “to” instead of “and” is the correct wording unless it is a Jewish ceremony. 

The date and time look fine to me, it’s more formal than a PP suggested. If you are going for super formal/technically correct, the date should be “two thousand fourteen,” no and in between. (That being said, no one will probably notice!)  

Evening technically starts at 6 pm, so it should be five o’clock in the afternoon. 

Same thoughts about including the adult part. 

Other than that, very classy invitations, I think they are beautiful! 

do you know what the name of the font the date and location are written in? 

 

Post # 6
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1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

DanielleI:  The only thing I would change, and this is just preference, is instead of writing “their children”, I would put “their son and daughter” only because when I read children, I tend to think of young children. When I read son and daughter, I don’t necessarily think of young kids. But again, that’s just my preference. Everything looks good! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

We went back and forth on the afternoon or evening thing, with my 1st daughter’s wedding. She set the ceremony at 5:30, because the hotel had a 3:00 check-in, and she added an extra half hour to the reception length. I found some sources that strictly said 6:00 PM for evening, a few said 5:00, and others said 5:00-6:00 was the change over period – if your wedding was formal (her’s was black-tie in an ornate, historic ballroom) using evening was fine, so we did. (I agree with the Adult thing. Her’s was 21+, except for a 16 year old bridesmaid – her honorary little sister, and we didn’t put adult on anything; just addressed the save the date and invitation, to who was invited, with a blurb on the website).

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