(Closed) Do you have to announce your theme with your invites?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t be able to resist all the carnival themed invites. People can know your theme and still be surprised to see it in action

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No way!! I am a firm believer that there are no “have tos” in wedding planning except getting married and being a considerate host.  Do whatever makes you happy with the invites.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I couldn’t help myself. I figured if I was going to go for a theme, I should go all out! Now, I always did want really traditional and classy invites so we decided our RSVP’s would have the theme and look like theatre tickets.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

You don’t have to – but with your awesome theme I would totally want to hint at what was to come. I’m a believer in delayed gratification though. 😉 haha. We are thinking of doing sort of Cinco-de-Mayo-ish invites as a hint to our guests.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

usually when people have a theme they don’t ‘announce’ it per se on their invitations, but rather hint at it with a motif–like the peacock themes? lots of examples of invites out there with a peacock feather on them as the graphic.

There are no hard and fast rules about this, so do whatever you want, even if that is simply sticking with invites that draw on your colour scheme.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: Ooo I love! See how do you not send those?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Those invites are great!

Unless you expect your guests to participate somehow, or would somehow be affected by not knowing (like, if Great Aunt Susan has PTSD from an elephant sneezing on her at a carnival), then you don’t have to let them know.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I too am having a carnival themed reception at a small amusement park. I can’t resist sending the cute carnival font type STD’s and invites. They are so fun and different! Here is a sample of my STD’s that I created

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

OMG, yes I am sooo excited about it. It’s going to be so much fun! The reception is actually in a semi-permanent big top event area. When the event coordinator gave us pricing it was unbelievably cheap! We had no other choice than to go with it. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The only people who know how big a role Swing is playing in the wedding are: the BMs, my parents, the hall organizers (FH loves to chat them up whenever we visit for a dance), and you guys. I’ll just be happy if they get the tone of dress correct (I realize now we don’t have a place for “dress code” beyond a small blurb in the “dance” page where I tell them not to wear stilletos)

 

Your idea of mixing “fancy” invitations with more themed inclosures, I think, is great!

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