Post # 1
I think I may actually be being a little too liberal with the term nontraditional…but any bees out there that didn’t go the standard white or ivory paper route?
My mom so far has thrown out the words traditional and classic a lot lately. However, I brought home my invitation book last week and my Fiance promptly declared invitations bordered in colors like white, pearl, ivory etc. to be “boring”. Now I’m happy with any input he gives and we went through to look at the ones we both liked.
We really like the following two:
The bottom one has the ribbon available in colors like silver and white if the blue ends up being too much.
I know that my mom doesn’t have to love what I pick but I’d just hope she wouldn’t hate it. I just feel like I’d rather have our invites reflect our personalties.
Anyone not use the traditional ivory or white invitation? How did it go over with your family and guests?
Post # 3
Those two look great. I think your mom is being a little old fashioned and I wouldn’t worry about doing something a little different.
I am DIYing linen invites.. (or the main invite is in linen fabric… the rest will be on red and white cardstock) So far everyone I’ve shown them to loves them!
Post # 4
@auggiefrog: I hope so! I think if I were to get something a little more out of the ordinary I would think it was cool and different vs. inappropriate.
Post # 5
I was expecting something a little more off the wall. Those are pretty traditional to me. Mine are going to be these http://www.etsy.com/transaction/63746120. Perhaps show your mom something along those lines and then show her the ones you really want to soften the blow.
Post # 6
i consider the 2 you linked as samples as tradtional to be honest – they are sweet though
Post # 7
Mine aren’t very traditional. I hand made them and I couldn’t be happier!
Post # 8
I’m with zomgwut and was expecting something way different & think the ones you like are pretty traditional tbh.
Ours were VERY colorful and VERY untraditional (even though we stuck with a pocketfold).
Maybe look around here in the DIY and see what some other brides have done & you can show your mom what is common these days, so she’ll be more okay with your picks =)
Post # 9
those two are pretty but actually very very traditional in my opinion. Ours were not traditional at all. We used a very “different” format and had a lot of color on them.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! I do also think they’re traditional but they’re just not what my mom thinks of when she thinks of “traditional wedding invitations”. I think her ideal would be only coloring would be in the lettering. I’ll definitely show her some of yours! These are all great, BTW!
Post # 11
I agree that those invitations are certainly very traditional looking. I prefer to keep the wording traditional and have fun with the color or graphics.
Post # 12
@JennH516 wow those are great! Nice work 🙂