Post # 1
Ok girls I need some advice:
my Fiance proposed in Central Park February. He hired a photographer to take pictures of the surprise propasal and a photoshoot after. It was the sweetest thing ever and the pics came out awesome (there was 2 feet of snow on the ground!).
We decided to use a few pics for our DIY STD’s…. I had a lot of cool ideas on how to do it but he is the photoshop genius and he was really excited about designing them. His ideas is a mock movie poster with us as the stars…. it is super cute, but not really something I am all that into.
I am not sure if I should tell him or just let it be. He is REALLY excited about it and I am so happy that he is involved in the proces…
Let me know what you think!
Post # 3
I personally think you should just let him make them the way he likes, especially if he is that excited about them. You can choose the way the actual invitations look. That sounds like a cute idea… That’s just me though.
Post # 4
Chances are a lot of your guests–probably all–will really like them. From personal experience, I would say this is one of those drop-it things. There are plenty of other things you’ll be able to get your pick on and love.
PS: If you’re wondering, my “personal experience” was fried chicken for the rehearsal dinner. I HATED the idea. SO was incredibly excited. We went back and forth for like a week. I got my way, but I feel it was a waste of time.
Post # 5
let him go with it, it’s so rare for them to get excited at anything at all! you’ll have control over the invites anyway i presume
Post # 6
I vote to let it go as well. In the grand scheme of wedding planning, this is not a big deal, and it’s nice to let him get excited about it. And if it doesn’t tie in with the rest of your wedding look, that’s OK too, because Save-The-Date Cards are often slightly different.
Post # 7
In the end I want to use the pics… the movie poster thing just seems idk… egotistical I don’t know why!
Oh well any ideas for the title of the movie 🙂 on his template it is just called engaged!
Post # 8
If he’s really excited, and you dont truely HATE what he is proposing, I think you should just let him go with it. I’m definitely trying to incorporate some things that my fiance suggested that I would never have considered on my own, b/c at the end of the day I want him to feel like it is ‘our’ wedding.
If he designs them, you certainly could make a few suggestions of changes that could be made to make it fit more with your ideas (in a nice way of course!)
Post # 9
I also say let him go with it. I think those will be really cute Save-The-Date Cards.
For the title, how about “Your Name & His Name: A Love Story.” It’s kind of corny, but I think it’s fun and cute.
Post # 10
just let it go – in the grand scheme of things it will be a drop in the bucket. give him something to own in the process. so many grooms feel left out of the process! and its great hes excited about it and its not something insane like camo tuxes or something 🙂
Post # 11
Talk to him about it, and maybe get a couple of opinions for your bridal party. Just express your appreciation for his work, make it a discussion rather than a directive, and keep up the communication. 🙂
Post # 12
i would at the very least let him know how you feel about it… and perhaps sit in during the process of him making them – so you can have a little input.
from my personal experience (and having seen other brides end up on this route too) our wedding didn’t have a “theme”. we came up with a cute idea for a tree on our STD then our whole wedding fell into rustic, tree themed on it’s own because the STD was the first deciding factor of “wedding”. we’re not opposed to this happening to us… as we’re outdoorsy anyway… but i’d hate to see someone feel like they can’t talk to the FH about something and then have their whole wedding spiral into something they just hadnt envisioned. you’re marrying the dude – at the very least he should know how you feel about the stuff he is doing for a wedding that is supposed to represent the both of you.
Post # 13
One question… when you say “mock movie poster” I think… POSTER size. If that’s the case I see how you might feel like it’s egotistical.
I think if it’s smaller than 5×7, you’re good to go!
There are so many things about planning my own wedding that I feel are kind of narcissistic/attention grabby.
I had a SUPER hard time with this, and my mom and bridesmaids have had to talk with me over and over, that people WANT to see you and hear things about you to some extent when it’s related to your wedding.
Post # 14
i would let it go. you need to pick your battles, and you don’t seem to care that much about this one so save it for something you care more about. and be excited that you have a groom who’s willing to help with the wedding!
Post # 15
@sapphire sun…. NO not poster sized 🙂 it will be a postcard
Post # 16
i think its a great idea, and im jealous that ur fi got so excited about it with you, a lot of grooms dont care about most of the wedding plans.
tell him how you feel about it being egotistical but that he did an awesome job. since he enjoyed designing it, maybe he has other std ideas also?
i also vote give it to him, its not even a battle to be picked.
as for the title. look at love movies you both like and go from there.
and no your wedding doesnt have to be movie star acadamy award winning themed just because of the std.