Hebrew Invitation help!

posted 3 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@missree39:  What if the hebrew was printed in a silver/gold on vellum (really thin see through paper) and laid over top of the English and put together with a ribbon? It would be very pretty! I would DIY but I am super crafty like that 😛

Post # 5
677 posts
Busy bee

My FI’s cousin had it in both English and Hebrew, however she was having an Orthodox wedding (not totally sure if that makes a difference). FI and I are only incorporating Hebrew into it by using our English and Hebrew names.

Post # 6
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a really traditional Jewish wedding, but we did not put Hebrew on the invite at all, but put a ton on the program.  Putting it on the invitation was a giant pain for us and plus the majority of the people getting the invite were not Jewish and I did not want any confusion at all.  Heck, people get confused by an RSVP card, I did not want even more form the invitation.

Post # 7
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Would love to know the answer to this. FI’s mother is insisting on us having Hebrew and English on our invitations as well… he is way more conservative/religious than I am! I keep telling him to tell her she can pay for it if it costs extra 😉 99% of our invitees won’t understand the Hebrew anyhow. 

Post # 8
1425 posts
Bumble bee

Etsy has beautiful English and Hebrew wedding invitations. 🙂

Post # 9
3432 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you are printing your invitations yourselves, or having them printed (e.g., by Vistaprint, Cards & Pockets, or the like) using your wording, it’s not that hard to have both Hebrew and English wording.  However, it does tend to increase the expense, since you may need to have a separate card, or have printing on both halves of a folded card.  If your in-laws are “insisting,” are they willing to pay the extra cost?

Post # 10
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My fiance is Israeli, so we are doing ALL of our printing in both languages.  We’re using Peabody Papers, and they did an excellent job of creating a custom invitation suite with us.  I was adament about including both languages without sacrificing the elegance of the invite, and it was so easy once I sat down with them.  I reccomend using a real bookseller (someone who has a shop and makes stationary) rather than a website.  They can always match prices from websites, copy the styles, and you’ll have so much more creativity.  If having the hebrew isn’t important to you, I think it would be reasonable for you to just do your names in Hebrew.  I think of that as traditional, and even if your in-laws are paying for everything it seems like a minor thing to get worked up about. Mazel tov, and enjoy!!

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