Post # 1
We’re getting married at the courthouse in September. Finances are an issue for everybody, so we didn’t expect any help or offers from family. We could afford either hosting a family gathering after the ceremony or going on an inexpensive honeymoon. We chose the honeymoon. My parents called me and offered to host a gathering two weeks ago. After making sure it wasn’t going to cause them any hardship, FI and I happily accepted.
It’ll be about 16 people, all close family. My mom already bought decor, and I even sorta have wedding colors now! Purple and grey. We’re going to have lasagna, salad, a toast, and a “wedding” cake with a topper. So, all in all, very casual. Everyone already knows about the date and time, and we know exactly who is coming.
Is it dumb to do invitations? I think it’s a little silly, but I want them. I designed one on VistaPrint. They aren’t expensive, and I would pay for them myself. It’d be nice to have an invitation as a keepsake. Are these too fancy for what we’re doing?
There’s the front and the back. How’s the wording? Everyone knows my phone number as well as my parent’s, so I didn’t include it on the invite. I don’t actually need anyone to RSVP. I just thought it might be a nice touch to have actual invitations.
Post # 2
MsW-to-MrsM: Go for it. Even if everyone know its still nice to have as something to keep. I love them (purple & grey are our colors)
Post # 3
I think it’s really nice! 🙂 I think the wording is good too.
Post # 4
I like it, but I would add something that says you don’t have to RSVP. If I got this I would call you/your mom straight away, and I’m guessing others will too. I would also bring a gift, since it doesn’t say not to. Just a thought!
(also, use a spam email account when you place your vistaprint order, I used to work for them and they will SLAM you with ads)
Post # 5
These are sweet and makes it secial. Go for it! Love the colours and the tree design!!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
Absolutely go for it! They’re pretty and simple and you’ll love that you have a keepsake!
Post # 8
I’m using those same invites in red! I chose them because they looked nice without being super formal, and I think they’d be perfect for your needs too. If you want them as a keepsake, it’s worth it.
Post # 9
MsW-to-MrsM: I think they’re lovely, and I disagree with one of the PPs — it’s SO refreshing to see an invite like yours: guests don’t need to be TOLD whether to bring gifts. We’re all big kids, and we know to bring either money or something you inevitably registered for at BB&B. As for the RSVP, invites don’t need them and, traditionally, didn’t have them. People know that you ALWAYS RSVP unless the invite says NOT to. Love them!
Post # 10
Thanks for the input! FI told me to go for it, so I ordered them.
Post # 11
MsW-to-MrsM: People send out invites to little kids birthday parties. I think you are more than warrented to send them out for your small gathering. It sounds awesome by the way! I think your invitations are very pretty. 🙂