Post # 1
What should I do–I ordered invitations that I really liked from a sample, but then I changed the colors around, and the proof looked good but when they arrived I realized they give a more casual "feel" then our wedding will be. Right colors, theme, but wrong formality. My FI doesn’t think it is a big deal, but I want to make sure people still know that it is a semi-formal wedding. Is there a way I can "formalize" the look of the invitation? I considered adding a vellum wrap, or band. Or maybe add "semi-formal attire suggested" to the website and back of the map card, which I have yet to make?
Anyone else get the final product in hand and find yourself less happy with it than you thought?
Post # 4
Unfortunately my camera is broken, so all I can post is the link from the website…which doesn’t quite look the same at all because we changed all the colors and the format. The colors on ous is dark teal and ivory, with some of the flowers in orange. The layout is a bit different and the font is more script like. Our theme is flowers, with teal and ivory colors and orange accents–our location has very bright colored flowers all around, so there is no sense trying to hide that.
Post # 5
o my goodness they are so cute! i wouldnt really worry about it. however, vellum anything looks good =p
Post # 6
Well, you could add a vellum wrap or overlay? Or inner/outer envelope?
Kind of a toughie because while I LOVE the theme, thinking as a guest… it definitely wouldn’t say semi-formal to me at once.
Putting it on your wedding website would probably be fine, the "older generation" that’s not as tech-savvy would probably dress up anyways. Or spread it by word of mouth, if that’s an option.
I like them a lot though! Very cute!
Post # 7
Actually, you could do what I did. The invitations were made by a printer who also has an Etsy shop. While the design was great,they too needed ‘something.’ After sitting and looking at them awhile,I knew what they needed. It’s really a simple thing to do,but can really make such a difference.
The invitations came with a black swirl pattern. I bought 2 sizes (5 & 7mm) of black crystals,and hand glued them over the dots in different places. I also used the crystals on the response cards,menus and table numbers. They didn’t sell them in self stick like they do in other colors and rhinestones,but it was simple to add a small dot of Tacky Glue and center them. Allow to dry and they changed the whole look of the invites! Everything was in a pocketfold,so after experimenting with several colors,used sheer silver ribbon tied in a knot to close them.
I’ll find pictures so you can see. With your colors you could always use a few clear rhinestones or crystals…maybe even one in the center. It’s so easy!
Post # 8
with crystals added
sorry. can’t add images! Have to figure this out. lol
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
Yes, I say add some crystals or other embellishment and it’ll be fine! Don’t stress 🙂
Post # 12
No big deal I don’t think and if you really want it to be semi-formal dress for the guests then say somethign on your website or map card as you said. Don’t worry-they’re super cute! 🙂
Post # 13
Those are great and I do agree that crystals can give it that added elegant look!
Post # 14
Thanks everyone for the advice–I liked the crystal idea, and while at Michaels found some perfect crystals in the $1 bin–I haven’t put them on yet, but I think it will be the perfect touch. Thanks for the support with my minor freak out =D
Post # 15
those are some cute invitations!
Post # 16
I really like the invites. The venue location should speak for itself. The worse that could happen is SOME people won’t dress appropriately and SOME people might call to ask how they should dress….don’t think of your invites as a mistake and embellish if it really matters to you. But definitely don’t worry or draw it to other people’s attention after the fact…b/c most will just open it up and admire!