Was anyone else disappointed with their wedding invitations?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I find that I am also sensitive to little things too – the text is too close to the edge, something doesn’t look quite centered, etc. Everything I made I could find tiny flaws, but ultimately I had to let it go. I let others proof it, and if they gave the okay, then I knew I should go for it.

Unless it is a glaring typo, no one is going to notice! Keep telling yourself that, and learn to love them. Focus on what you do love – the color, the weight of the paper, anything.

Post # 4
473 posts
Helper bee

Considering I’m in the boat of over thinking every tiny detail about our paper, I feel you.

 I think we both need to accept that this is one of the things that we may get super stressed about, but in the end, we are the only people that will notice or care. 

Post # 5
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I was dissapointed. I ordered a simple, classic design from a friend’s stationary company. Apparently the graphic designer at the office who put them together decided that they were “boring” and added a large Rorschach test-looking design on them. Who does that? We didn’t really have time to reorder and I didn’t want to cause a fuss since my friend had given me a discount. It did irk me though. 

Post # 6
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you really dislike them, you may want to contact the company and tell them how disappointed you are.  I would ask them, if you were to make some changes and re-order them, if the company would be willing to give you a steep discount on the price.  They may agree to that, as long as they do not lose money on the transaction.

Post # 7
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

@EffieTrinket:  Have you tried contacting them? I’ve heard they have pretty good customer service…

However, I am with@bowsergirl in that no one else will notice the tiny nitpicky things we do!

Post # 8
1840 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

No one really pays the much attention to the invites – at least myself and my friends don’t. Believe me, that’s something that you have a bit of give with.

I’m sorry they didn’t send them within the promised time frame! I’m a stickler for that. I can get nitpicky too, but you’ve got to remember that it’s about the day, not the invites. 🙂

Post # 9
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@EffieTrinket:  I would agree with contacting the company, I used wedding paper divas for STDs and Invites (added personal touches) and they wered definitely easy to work with and overly accommodating! I even said how I misunderstood one of their emails for a %30 off sale and they apologized and gave me 40% off!  Can you add anything to them? I know most of their invites are just flat cards, we ordered those the placed them in a pocket fold to make them look more finished..just some thoughts sorry you are having invite regret!

Post # 10
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would definitely complain about them being late. At the very least, they need to refund you the extra that you paid. 

Post # 11
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s easy to forget that someone who isn’t planning a wedding/isn’t a graphic designer or something of that nature isn’t going to be scrutinizing your invitations. It’s easy for you to see the imperfections because you have probably been looking at all kinds of different invitations for months now. I’ve never looked at an invitation and thought, “wow, how hideous!” Most people are just going to look at the text for the information on where to go and when! It’ll be okay! 🙂

Post # 12
1258 posts
Bumble bee

Can you post a pic of them with personal info blurred out? We can tell you if you are overthinking them 🙂 

I’m sorry you’re disappointed with them, but just remember that in the big scheme of things, no one is going to really remember the invitations. You and maybe your parents will keep the invite, but most people will eventually toss them. Sad to say but it’s true of every wedding I’ve been invited to. 

Post # 13
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@EffieTrinket:  no words, just hugs. *HUGS* I fear for when I make mine. I like vista print but it can still get expensive

Post # 14
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@EffieTrinket:  I myself am super duper picky about things which is why I am doing them myself with templates downloaded from online and edited…got the invite paper, envelope and matching rsvp cards and envelopes from Hobby Lobby (on black friday 100 for a total of $25). Then I’ll decide if I want to make a pocket sleeve or anything and just buy purple paper to match. And maybe a small white bow or ribbon on the sleeve. I’m sure if you are anything like myself, you are picking at anything and everything and it has just gotten worse.


Can you post a picture on here to show us? Like previous posters have stated, in the grand scheme of things – no one’s going to critique the invitations. They’ll still come and fully enjoy the day regardless 🙂


Also, maybe try contacting the company???


Post # 15
1764 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I HATED mine when I received them (from an etsy shop).

Then my sister and I spent like 13 hours straight re-doing them (cutting them down and combining them with a DIY kit) and they turned out kinda okay.

Thats literally the only thing I’d have done differently (minus the whole walking-down-the-aisle-with-gold-safety-pins-in-my-train accident). I would have just splurged on the invites instead of trying to do an “affordable” option.

Post # 16
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Try contacting them and explaining your disappointment, they may offer to help! 

I for one am very picky about stationery and notice the details of invitations we receive. 

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