Post # 1
I’m having difficulties with wedding invitations. Its a destination wedding in greece. I’m half greek and my fiance is 100% greek. i sent save the dates in english and i plan on sending the invitations in english but should i make seperate ones in greek? or should I make them in greek and english?
The venue and church is in greek… and I havent found anythign online unless i go a little more expensive on the invitations and go to printer here in boston,ma to have them made.
Post # 3
I am French and we will be sending the invitations with one side in French and one side in English, and our names in the middle.
Post # 4
@triandafilas:Well if everything is mostly Greek i would have the invitations done in both greek and english (on the one invitation not 2 separate ones)
I am greek 100% too and thats what i would be doing if i was marrying a greek but unfortunately that didnt happen, my fiance is lebanese so i have no choice but to have them all done in english.
Post # 5
I’m greek as well and almost 50% of my guests are OOT greek relatives, but they are all english speaking so my mother said that only if I was getting married in the greek church and marrying a greek man would we do a tranlated invite.
Maybe have a small loose insert that just translate the directions and important dates and locations?
Post # 6
I’m also Greek, and we are making all Greek invitations except for the 50 invitations we will need in English for those who don’t speak Greek…Why not just do seperate invites? I think it might not look so nice to have both languages smushed into one card…
Post # 7
My FI is 100% Greek and we were actually engaged in Greece…anyway were are doing half the invitations in Greek and half in English for the people whom speak which. We are also putting the programs in English with Greek immdiately underneath in Greek as well. I think its a nice jesture to do both when you are mixing cultures.
Post # 8
I’m having a Greek Orthodox wedding in the US and my fiance’s close friends and family will be flying from Greece, and even though most of them can speak English, we’re going to make separate Greek invitations for them. They’d probably be offended if they got invitations with English on them to be honest lol
Post # 9
I’m also Greek and my FI is Dutch AND we’re both living in the UK. So we ended up with 3 types of invitations in 3 different languages (greek/dutch/english). I did make them by hand so it was only a matter of changing the bit of text in Illustrator which probably saved us some hassle with the printing.
I imagine people will be happy to receive an invitation for your wedding irrespective of the language (ok assuming they can read it). But if you can make invitations in the guests’ own language without massive extra cost, I think it would be nice and give it a much more personal touch.
Post # 10
I ended up doing them in Wnglish with a Greek insert for the invitations that went to Greece.