(Closed) Arguing with my Parents over Invites!!

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 35
4766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 37
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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.  🙂

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