Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle
Lol there was a promotion with an onling printing company for postcards.. That is the exact size I wanted my Invites.. So i designed it online and had them printed.. It only cost me about $25 for 100 invites.
They are not perfect, not traditional and not “in style” because I like to do things my way..
After much tooing and frowing there are little poem pieces (just something that came to mind when creating them) but no mention of presents or money.. Im going to leave that question to be asked and advise if they want to give a gift, money would be apropriate as we prefer not to do a registry but to shop when there are sales..
It will be close friends and family only so we are hoping our guests can help choose the music they like to garantee we have a well rounded selection..
Any opinions?! of course! 🙂 as an after thought we are going to include a slip of decorated paper asking to please take a photo to send to the RSVP number.. So they can keep the post card invite.. I hope to be making my own envelopes though..
Post # 2
What does “dress in colors” mean? How else would they dress?
Also, why are you asking their favorite food? And party game? Are you having party games at your wedding? Or karaoke? The questions are a little strange, IMO.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle
sarals24: Dress in colours is basically asking them to be colourful (no creams, black and white, grey etc.. be bright and fun, make us smile.) (bridal party will be in black and white.. with hints of colour..
Im just asking short questions to see what they come up with 🙂 The songs go along with the party, Linten to in the cocktail hour, dance to get ppl on the dance floor, you usually love to sing your favourite songs, favourite foods will give us a little idea of the range of pallets we will have there, party game will be more of a after party thing as an option for a bit of fun.. They are ment to be different and catch ppl off guard and curious as to what it will be like?!..
The wedding is at “Our castle” (our home) and some will stay to relax and have fun where others will excuse themselves and go home at an apropriate time…
Post # 4
Telling guests what colors to wear is strange…why does it matter what they wear? I would understand if there was a venue dress code, but just…colors? I would be very confused. So if I wear fuschia, you would smile, but if I wear black, you will…frown? I just feel like you are opening yourself up to lots of questions from your guests.
Post # 5
Well, they’re very interesting. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a questionnaire on an invite before. The one thing that stood out was the ‘Your company is preferred for a while’ kind of makes it seem like ‘when we’re sick of you, you need to GTFO.’ I think that kind of awkward happens when people try to force things into rhyming verse.
Post # 6
Ha! Yeah, I didn’t notice that because I was stuck on the “colors” thing. That is really weird.
Post # 7
Agree with others about the color statement.
There seems to be a word missing from the first question. I think it should read… “What song do you love TO listen…”
Also, why are Favorite Party and Simple capitalized in the questions? They are not proper nouns and should not be.
Post # 9
It seems like a lot of work for your guests. I would probably not RSVP or go because of all the work it takes, gotta solve the da Vinci code to get to your party.
They have to decipher the riddle on your invitations To figure out what to wear and what the party is…
Hope they wear something that fits the dress code.
They have to call and answer a bunch of questions.
then they have to take a photo of the card and send it over?
The invite doesn’t say anything about a wedding just a ‘ceremony and canals party’. It’s all very confusing. Luckily you arent out much money!
Post # 10
WTF…? What happened to the whole second page of this thread?
Post # 11
MrsYokiman: +1000 What on earth…?
Post # 12
I think the second page was pointing out a few of the confusing grammatical mistakes and spelling issues. The OP had a few posts deleted too.
i always view the invite as a ‘preview’ for what the wedding will be like. Generally the level of effort in the invitations and the feel of them matches the feel of the wedding. I would be SO CONFUSED to receive a black and white, one-card invitation like that which also told me to dress in colours Because that is the opposite of what I would get out of every other cue on the card.
Post # 13
I know they’re already printed and the fox image is super cute- but you neglected to use the word “wedding” or “marriage” anywhere in your invite. It just says “ceremony &canape cocktail party.” I’m sure you guests will most likely figure out that you’re inviting them to your wedding, but from the wording it could be a rain dance ceremony or a bat mitzvah. I just think it’s nice to have the word “wedding” in invitations.
also, how will they send back the postcards if you’ve put text where the address is supposed to go? Will you include a second stamped envelope? Plus then they won’t have the invitation to refer back to for information at all. and while the snap a picture idea is clever, I know most of my older family members and family friends would not be able to figure it out or would just assume they had to send back the whole thing.
Post # 14
MissFox: While I think the front is super cute, I’m not sure these invitations are very practical for what most people expect. What happens if someone doesn’t read the additional note to snap a picture or if they don’t have a camera phone? Here are some sugguestions:
-The front is adorable, but I would say something like “Invite you to our wedding” to be clear.
-I would have a separate RSVP card that guests can send back. Have it already postmarked with the address on it. I’ve seen adorable postcard RSVPs like the one you have. I would have a simple statement such as “Recommend a song! ___________________”
One other thing…I avoided doing anything too far in advance. I found if I did it then I didn’t consider what was best for my guests. I think this may be the case with these cute, but somewhat impractical, invitations.
Post # 15
I think there is too much work for your guests to do. Answer the questionnaire, take a picture of it, etc. I probably would just send you a text or tell you in person that I was coming, and not bother with the official RSVP.