POLL: Wedding Invitations – Set the tone? Yes or No? Share yours.

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Was it important to you to find the perfect invite?
    Yes : (134 votes)
    79 %
    No : (35 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1180 posts
    Bumble bee

    We spent a good deal of time finalizing our invitation. However we also understood that it was going to wind up in the trash, lost on the kitchen counter, etc. People really don’t pay that much attention to the invitation after getting the initial information, so we tried to go for something nice, but didn’t obsess over it. We spent a LOT more time on our wedding website, as we believe more people will be using that than the invitation.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1180 posts
    Bumble bee

    Oh! And to answer your question: I think invitations do help to invoke a mood with your guests, so I don’t want to downplay their impact. But when it comes to setting a tone, I’d have to believe that STDS and the website do more with that, especially if you have a magnet STD. They see it every day. They can go back to the website as much as they’d like, and there’re more of an opportunity to convey that tone or mood you want guests to feel. At least that’s what I think. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    111 posts
    Blushing bee

    missjz:  GORGEOUS. I’m commenting mostly to tell you how much I love it. 

    Personally, our invitations were only moderately important because as Xu said, they generally end up in the trash in our families. We were going for clean and simple, though, so that was an easy look to get. Also, my cousin is a graphic designer so it was a cinch. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    missjz:  We made our own invites, so customizing them to fit our wedding wasn’t difficult.  We didn’t do save the dates, so our invite was the first introduction to our wedding for our guests.  However, what was really important to us was to stay in budget lol.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2654 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Yea, they definitely do set the mood. Invitations took me FOREVER and a DAY to choose. I had my heart set on letter press then had to come to the “they are just thrown out anyways” realization. then I wanted goil foil but I couldn’t find any designs with gold foil that wow’ed me. Our main wedding colours are blush, champgne gold and palimono tan so I settled on Blush invites ….

    Post # 12
    Member
    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I cannot be figure out how to post the actual darn thing on here… But this pic is on the invite, there were butterflies in the background, and I used ribbon and even some stickers. They actually came out very cute and I got complimented. I spent maybe $80 or so bucks for supplies. I agree that people trash and lose these, so I was not spending tons of money for them. They do not set the tone in my opinion, telling folks you are getting married sets the tone… 

    Post # 13
    Member
    725 posts
    Busy bee

    I cannot find an invitation I love for the life of me. Well, I did, but the woman charges an obscene amount for them. My colors are blush, gold, and ivory and many invites that include gold look too tacky. I want simple, classic, elegant. Thought that would be easy!

    Post # 14
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m assembling them now (no pic YET) but I spent a ridiculous amount of time on mine. For some reason, I became totally obsessed (had many, many dreams about it, especially the envelope liner) and needed it to be perfect. It does set the tone for the event. I’m also a pretty obsessive designer, so I felt i had to make something impressive.

    Once I FINALLY found a design for the invitation itself that I liked, I spent months with the designer tweaking the linework, colors, and embossing to make it perfect.

    They probably don’t matter as much as I made it seem. Don’t fall into my trap! I’m crazy proud of them now, but the process was too agonizing to make it worth it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We went to michaels and used coupons, like 2-3 months before the wedding. They ended up having our color, turquoise, and our theme, love birds, on a really nice invitation suite anyway, but I totally was unconcerned with the invites because it’s paper and gets thrown away. As long as it’s not an e-vite I could care less what it looks like and never really look at them until the day of the wedding when I need to know where to go. I much prefer cute save the dates with pictures, ect. 

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