Post # 1
Hi! So, I work in advertising/design and used to be a copywriter. For our Save the Dates, I wrote “clever” copy (our photo had us reading books, and on the back, it said “Save the Date for our happily ever after!” and “Formal invite and the rest of the story to come.”)
But for our invites, I can’t for the life of me think up cute/witty copy. The design is very pretty and cool but I just…. I don’t know, the wording is sorta everyday (“The pleasure of your company is requested…”).
For those of you who are in the “biz” do you think this is okay? I don’t know why I’m having such a block about this. Any ideas about how to take it up a notch REALLY soon???
Post # 3
Maybe “invite you to share as they start the next chapter” or “wish for you to join them for happily ever after”
I don’t think they have to be clever. Make them something you would enjoy because of its own value, not its realtionship to the Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 4
@helenberrycrunch: I kinda like that actually.
Post # 5
I kind of like the idea of a “clever” or whimsical STD paired with a traditional invitation. I guess if you are having a more casual affair “clever” is the way to go, bit to me, if you are having a more formal affair then I’d go with traditional wording.
Of course, that’s just my opinion.
I do like the PP’s idea about “the next chapter” & “happily ever after” as well.
Post # 6
I saw on Offbeat Bride something that was like “Boy met girl. For the rest of the story…” and liked that. Maybe I just think there’s enough going on with the design that too much cleverness would wreck it? I just want it to be cute and fun like us, and not take itself too seriously! Blerg.
Offbeat Bride did say that usually people skim invites so maybe they don’t need to be clever… Have just ONE piece of “flair.” So now to think of that flair. 🙂
Post # 7
@tootietoo2: I think I agree with you. Our wedding is going to be pretty traditional/classic… I think we are surprising everyone with this semi classy affair! I agree that a fun STD could pair well with a traditional invite…