Post # 32
So I have a story for you:
I made my own invites and got tons and tons of compliments on them. However, one person, DH’s aunt, was OFFENDED by them. Not like, “I don’t like them” or they’re not my preference but OFFENDED. She thought they were “childish” (we did use a drawing that was made by one of DH’s students as a motif) and not appropriate for a wedding. To this day, while I understand preference, I don’t understand offense.
In today’s modern world, wedding invitations have come a long way from the standard black engraving on white paper. I think yours are totally adorable–all of them–and totally appropriate.
I don’t really think that your parents have a leg to stand on as the “hosts” but they might have more of an argument if they are paying. The other thing to worry about is, WHY are they making such a fuss? Are they afraid of what THEIR friends will think? Well, it might be a bit more work, but why can’t you compromise and use their design for their friends? It’s not like people get together and compare their invitations.
Post # 33
I personally like the head-on elephant much better!
I’d say…try to compromise on the fonts and keep your fave elephant.
Maybe if you give just a little bit, your parents will give a little too? And then everyone feels like they’ve “won”? But really you have because it’s your design 🙂
Post # 34
I have actually compromised on these invites before they’ve got to the stage they’re at now so I feel like I’ve already done my bit. The font is what I love though so it’s kind of my sticking point. The font runs through my whole stationary theming. If I change the font it means changing it ALL.
My parents are paying for the reception and Fiance parents are paying for some other elements but Fiance and I are also paying a huge chunk and ironically enough it us that brought the invites when it’s ‘tradition’ for the bride’s parents to pay for all stationary – or at least it is in the UK.
I dunno, I guess they’re just not creative and imaginative enough but I thought they might have learnt the lesson that maybe I’m a little better than them at this sort of thing when we had the same drama over the engagement invites!
We’re having a small guest list during the day – family and very close friends (45 people). Everyone who is invited already knows what day it’s on and where it is so the invites, in my opinion, are pretty much just a design element!
Post # 35
I’m confused by 363 days thing. If its a countdown how are you gonna time it that they all arive exactly on the right day?
I like the 1st invite the best with the elephant looking at you.
Post # 36
The first invites are for my engagement party that we had last year. We had it on the 5 June so it was exactly 363 days until our wedding. We called it a countdown party but it wasn’t a literal countdown.
Post # 37
I do like yours better, but I’ll agree, that based on these pictures (and I know they appear different in real life) the font is a bit hard to read. I love how they look though!! Oh, by the way, I’m not sure if you’ll like any of the pictures I found, but I did a quick search on “elephant couple” and found some cute g-rated pictures. Here’s what I found:
Good luck with getting your parents to see the light! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you. 🙂
Post # 38
Thank you for those images. Spoke to my parents again today and I think they might be coming round, fingers crossed! They prefer the front facing elephant and I’ve agreed to play around with the text their names are in as thats what they’re most unhappy about – have no idea why as thats the most trad part of the whole invite!
I’ll post pictures when they’re done! Thanks for all your help and support bees! x