Post # 1
My fiancé and I created the blue invitations and I adore them, but the two blue papers (one is the invitation, one is the response card) don’t quite match. My guess is this occured because one is a postcard and the other is card stock. In any event, I was left feeling unsettled because the two are clearly supposed to match, but they don’t. I could probably get my money back on the ones we made (or ask for them to be re-printed so that they do match) but we got a great deal on them, so moneys not the concern here. So I found these other invites on clearance, and I love them. The coral is the exact color I’m using, while the blue on the first invites that we made will be just an accent color within the wedding.
I felt bad buying them because my fiancé spent quite a bit of time marking the first ones, but I purchased them just so I could show him and get his Opinion. Of course, he was sweet about it and said I could do whatever I’d like to and he wouldn’t mind.
which do you bees like best?
Post # 4
I like the homemade ones since they’re so much more personal. I wouldn’t worry that much about the slightly different colours. It could look intentional, to provide some dimension.
Post # 5
Are the blue ones already ordered? It looks like a vistaprint flyer on the bottom of the stack, so I’m thinking yes.
I love the second ones, but I’m going to be honest – I don’t think it’s worth hurting your fiance’s feelings over. Even if he does say you can do whatever you’d like, think about if you took the time to design something and he went and basically undid it. Even if you were happy he got what he liked, it still would have a little sting to it. I also would be less likely to volunteer to do things or help in the future if my FI did that to me.
Since it’s about the marriage, not the wedding, I’d start off on the right foot and show his contribution appreciation by using them. That was one relationship/marriage tip I read awhile back that stuck with me – if you ask someone to help with something, and then you go back and undo their work because it wasn’t the way you wanted it, they are very unlikely to help again (it was specifically talking about cooking and cleaning I think, but it really applies in all sorts of things).
Also, I really like the blue ones!!! I think they are so cute and special that he made them. While I prefer the slightly more formal look of the second ones, I think the first ones are really lovely too. If they were AWFUL, my answer above would have been different! But they are great.
I promise the mismatch won’t matter. They are going to be sending in that RSVP card anyway, so the two pieces won’t be next to each other in your guests’ hands for very long.
Post # 6
That’s a very, very good point. He’s incredibly laid back and I really think he’d brush it off without a second thought.. But this should probably be more about the time we spent making them together, and me showing appreciation for all that he does for me/us. 🙂 He did mention he’s thrown off by the mis-matched blues, so maybe I should see what vistaprint will do to correct the coloring issues. It’s a good reminder that money can buy certain thingS (like the “perfect” invitations, etc.) but our love is something money could never produce. Thank you!!!
And yes, they’re printed. We had groupons galore so they were very inexpensive, which I love.