Critique my wedding invitations please!! – URGENT!

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Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

You spelled seventeenth wrong!

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Using two thousand AND nineteen is grammatically incorrect, though it’s so common it’s up to you 

 

Does “and” belong in the year?

Technically, no. The word “and” in numbers actually represents a decimal point. However, “two thousand and sixteen” has become incredibly common.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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gunnabamissus :  Just wanted to say thanks for the heads up. I printed everything off via vistaprint and saved a ton. πŸ™‚ Allowed me to upgrade some things and still stay under budget.

Post # 34
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Honey Beekeeper

The PP is correct. There should be no “and” in the year, which should read “Two thousand nineteen.”

I much prefer “together with their families.” There is no greater or lesser connotation regarding who is paying the bills. In any case, hosting honors are not for sale and not always linked to the person or people who contribute the most. 

I don’t care for fill in the blank style reply cards. 

Layout wise, as some have also suggested it’s busy for my taste. 

Post # 35
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Busy bee

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gunnabamissus :  DONT PRINT YET you’ve spelt seventeenth wrong, your invite says seventeeth!!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU PRINT 

 

sorry for the capitals but there’s a definite urgency before she spends so much money on a spelling mistake!

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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youngbrokebride : Yeah, the problem started with the year 2000 – two thousand vs twenty hundred, although 1900 is nineteen hundred. I think 2020 will be the tipping point, people will start to say twenty twenty vs. two thousand twenty. It will be interesting to see if, 30+ years from now, people talk about two thousand eighteen or twenty eighteen (my money’s on the latter)

I am sure I won’t live long enough to receive a wedding invitation in two thousand one hundred and one, the logical spelling of 2101 in this “more formal” system. 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I feel like it should say “Together with their families”. What you have sounds wrong because I want it say “Together with our families Aaron and I”.

4 fonts is too many change the “Reception to follow”

I would correct the previous notes spelling issues.

& make the RSVP card one line for names & just accept or decline options. (Normally if they need more space they write on the back of the card).

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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glitterati :  I prefer “twenty-nineteen” when written out. I was always taught the simplest way to express numbers when writing is best. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

This is absolutely no help but you are getting married on the same day as me πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

You’re referring to you in first and third person in the same statement:  “Together with our families we” (1st), and then “invite you to the wedding of (your names)” (3rd).

As PP suggested, I would use “Together with their families”.

Remove the “and” in the year expression

Correct the spelling of nineteenth 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

Never use more than two fonts. It just looks amateurish. I would change the font of the names to the same as the opening sentence.

Other than that, these are STUNNING and I love the colors πŸ™‚

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

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gunnabamissus :  My recommendation then would be to use the serif font for everything, then, instead of trying to differentiate the names. People will see them πŸ™‚

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