Post # 1
Now, I want to start by saying that I absolutely 100% know that no one is as invested in my wedding as I am. I spent so much time lovingly letterpressing each of our 52 invitations, calligraphing the addresses, etc, and they turned out exactly how I wanted them to, much to my relief. The invitations were my hang up.
I sent them out this Saturday in the mail, and we received “our” keepsake on Monday. Yesterday, my two aunts wrote me on FB and told me that they had received them. Not a single other person called. I called my parents this morning to talk with my little brother (it’s his birthday today), and they casually said that my invitation had arrived yesterday. Now, I know that it’s absolutely unrealistic to expect that everyone will call, because that’s just silly. But I was kind of hoping that some of my close family and best friends might drop me a text, or something! We were texting about other stuff!
I was hoping to “wow” my guests. I do live 800 miles away, and haven’t seen my family since before we got engaged. It makes it harder for them to get “excited” about the wedding, and we’ve talked about it. Ugh. Anyways, thanks for letting me rant hive! I needed to just express my frustration about the invites so that I could get it out of my head for the rest of the day.
Post # 3
I only heard from a few. FI’s sister and one of our friends in Germany both let us know, as did one friend in Australia, and two friends in America. Like you, I also put a lot of effort into handmaking all my invitations. I don’t expect to hear from people I don’t talk to regularly, but I would have expected people that I am in contact with frequently to have mentioned getting theirs. Oh, well. I guess they figure they let you know it arrived when they send back their RSVP card. Of course, some people aren’t even doing that, so…
Post # 4
Just a few of my closest friends mentioned they were so excited to get it. A couple of others also mentioned liking it. This is the very reason I decided not to DIY my invites. Everyone always says they’re a labor of love and I thought that it would go unappreciated. Even though I ordered them, it was a long proofing process, I made address labels, obsessed about the stamps, etc. so it would have been nice to hear from more folks but people just don’t care about that stuff it seems.
Post # 5
I hear ya, only a handful said they got it. I LOVE my invitations. But no one really cares which is unfortunate. I just keep telling myself: no one cares as much about your wedding as you do. Kind of helps, still feels shitty though!
Post # 6
We only had a couple people acknowledge the invites upon reciept in any form other than an RSVP. I think that’s just normal– no need to call or email to let you know it arrived because you are going to send in an RSVP.
Post # 7
I had mainly friends tell me that they got their invites in the mail. I had no more than 10 people say they got it. I think it was less than ten but yeah. Not that many — we mailed out close to like 40? So I mean a good chunk of people said something. Everyone loved our invites which made me happy. I love them too — I have one framed to put on display in our home.