(Closed) Can you open my invite?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Uhm, I think that it’s rather self-explanatory.  She probably just didn’t want to mess it and get her hands all over it.  I bet if she were opening it after receiving it in the mail, she would have been fine. But

I think it’s up to you about whether you have other people try to open it.  I don’t know how close you are to them, or whether you’re inviting them.

If you do show it to other people, maybe right when you hand it to them say something like, "you have to slide the band completely off to see it". They might appreciate you sparing them looking like idiots.  :p

Post # 5
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I’m not positive, but aren’t "wraps" fairly new on invitations? If a lot of your guests are used to the present wedding trends, I think it wouldn’t be a problem because they’d be used to them and know that they jsut slide off. But if they aren’t…it could be a little problem. My friends had wraps on their programs, but I saw that many people couldn’t figure it out! They either ripped the paper or untied the bow, depending on what was used! :o)

Your programs are beautiful, though.

Post # 6
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

i wouldn’t worry about it since they have them already.  we actually had the same concern before we sent them – at them time i was like, am i the only one with this problem?  apparently not!

we ended up tying a ribbon "band" around it and knotting it.  i think most people either slid it off, or untied the knot and retied it to keep it neat (ahem primarily future mother-in-laws that keep EVERYTHING).  sadly, most people will probably just throw the band away, as pretty as it is.  but i’m sure they will all admire it once they get it. 

Post # 7
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am doing the ribbon band too. I think people get the jist of it. Also, they wont be as nervous when opening because it wont be in front of you with your only copy!

Post # 8
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I got an invite just like that for a wedding I went to in October.  I immediately took the ribbon off, and still was able to slide it back on so I didn’t lose anything.  I don’t think people will have any trouble opening it.  Maybe she just didn’t want to pull it all off right in front of you because she thought you would be offended or something?  Oh – like what loc813 just said!

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