Post # 1
I’ve heard the invitations are supposed to indicate the level of formality, personally they all look formal to me so I’m thinking I’m a poor judge. I like these invitations, if you were a guest would they tell you the wedding is formal? I’m not looking for tuxedos and evening gowns, just cocktail attire.
And share a picture of your invites and what look you were going for!
Post # 3
I think they look formal (and the wording indicates as much) but in all honesty I’m not a fan. Sorry!
Post # 4
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Post # 5
I think they look formal enough but not overkill. I actually like them very much.
Post # 6
@invitingu2: Are you soliciting business for your own company?
Post # 7
I like them – they’re formal but not royal-wedding formal, and simple and elegant.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@jennmariee: honestly, I don’t like them. They’re kind of formal, but not enough to tell me to dress formal. Your best bet is to state “cocktail attire” on the invitations.
Post # 9
I don’t know that I wold get formal from these. I think it is all a matter of personal coice, fo r me personally they need a little more umph, some color or someting. Perhaps you could take the card and stick it on another base color from your wedding or add a color ribbon.
Here is a link with an example
here are my invitations. Also Purple is one of my main colors so the ecru envelopes were sealed with a purple rose sticker I purchased from Zazzle.
Post # 10
I think your invites are formal.
In my culture, the two families send out 2 different invitations. This was awesome because i could design the invite the way i wanted. The pink indian patterned invite was for my hindu ceremony and the boarding pass was mutually given to our legal ceremony and reception.
We designed the boarding pass ourselves.
Post # 11
Thanks so much ladies! I’m still looking, invitations come with my venue so I’ll be sitting down with the shop at some point to feel the paper. I definitely like the more simple styles. I never thought about my style until planning a wedding but it’s crazy how predictable I am now that I think about it. I wear a lot of gray haha.
@creeative1: How pretty, I love the textrure!
@sharontobemarried: You designed those yourself? Wow, I’m seriously impressed, and I love that color.
Post # 12
Those look semi-formal to me. I wouldn’t see them and assume cocktail attire. Formal, to me, is letterpress or calligraphy.
Post # 13
@jennmariee: they look a little formal. it could be due to the font too.
Post # 15
They look formal, but they also look dated and kinda blah. If you like simpler designs, what about a text-only, letterpress invite? Nice white paper, pretty script font (maybe in your brighter wedding color?):
or something like these:
That last one was my inspiration for our invitations (designed by me):
Post # 16
@invitingu2: The boards are not the place to promote your business! I’ve seen you do this more than once and I think it is probably in violation of the TOS as well as the general spirit of what these boards are for.
@jennmariee: The overall air of formality could be boosted perhaps by using a metallic ink for the lettering or swapping in an opulent pearlescent paper or envelope insert thingie (errr don’t know what those are actually called). The invite is very sweet looking as is, though!