Invitation Help: What do you think of this invitation?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@RS521:  If you like them, who cares about tradition.  As long as they don’t break the bank, I say go for it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@RS521:  I think the invitation is very pretty. About the colour – we sent out white invites in navy envelopes with a personalised postage stamp and the addresses in white pen. Most people focused on the cool stamp but at least 2 commented that they thought it was a bit funereal. I was slightly taken aback as that had never even occured to me.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RS521: I’m a little stuck.  On one hand I think the black looks very formal and modern but on the other hand black and white for a wedding invitation is kind of cold looking.  If this was for any other type of event I’d say yes absolutely but for wedding … I’d keep looking.

ETA: We did receive a black and white wedding invitation once that was really beautiful however it had a layer of sparkly gray paper in between the white and black so it gave a bit of warmth and dimension. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

The “funeral” thought didn’t cross my mind till I read the comments. I think it’s really elegant! However, if you’re worried about the invite being too somber, are there any ways of adding a pop of color to it? Perhaps a different color ribbon?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@RS521:  Ha, I was a little offended when I heard the funeral comments about my invite too. And mine wasn’t even black, it was navy blue! Worth pointing out that one of the people who said it was my Grandma, I can’t imagine she has been to many elegant and modern weddings. Perhaps change the ribbon to a co-ordinating white one to lighten it up a bit?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@RS521:  I think it’s fine. I’ve received black wedding invites before and thought nothing of it. In fact, ours is dark grey and champagne.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it’s very elegant. Is there an option for another shade? I think a charcoal shade would be really chic too and not quite so severe.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think they’re very classic and elegant.  If you like them, go for it!  Our colors are black and white, so our invites were black with white text.  I wasn’t trying to go out of my way to bring in another color that we’d then have to incorporate so people wouldn’t think funeral when they saw our invites.  My FI and I thought they were lovely, and at the end of the day, that’s all that mattered. We’ve gotten comments on how beautiful they were, and I think anyone that may have thought “funeral” has had enough manners to keep their mouth shut.  It’s your day, do what you want!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I really love them! I also didn’t think that they were too dark or funerely until I saw the comments. I say go for it!! Really pretty!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I think they’re really elegant and definitely make me think of a formal wedding! I really like them! Maybe see if you can get the same invite in a dark grey colour if you’re really worried about the black?

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