- 2 years ago
- Wedding: Banquet hall
FI and I are picking out Save the Dates, which means we’ve started looking at invitations so they can coordinate. We are really enjoying the look of the foil-tinted invitations on Wedding Paper Divas, but as our guest list has grown in conversations with my mother and FMIL, the cost is becoming prohibitive. The list has grown by 20% and with most of our friends being young and single there are a lot of individual households to send invitations. I’ve designed a STD postcard on Vistaprint to coordinate with the invitations we like and cut down on postage, but would it be wrong for us to consider two different invitation formats? When I graduated from high school, my mother and I sent formal linen announcements to close family and family friends that included enclosure cards for my graduation party. For my friends (who were mostly attending or assisting the ceremony anyway) we designed a separate invitation that was more fun and dedicated to my friend group. Would it be wrong to do the same now? I’m looking over my guest list and I can easily divide it into three catagories: relatives and family friends, wedding party, and friends and cousins under 25. Could I send formal invitations to the family and our parents friends, create custom packets for our wedding party (We’re planning from out of state, so it could be a good way to communicate our own travel arrangements, rehearsal dinner info, tentative set-up/get ready times etc. along with a traditional invitations and maybe a small gift), and then a looser, more personalized invitation for our friends from high school and college?
Would you be excited to see a more modern invitation to a close friend’s wedding? Would you appreciate the extra info if you were a member of the bridal party? Am I crazy for thinking my friends might appreciate a different invitation style than our 70-something grandmothers and my 90 year old uncle?
- This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Alyx19.