(Closed) do postcard style invites look too casual?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: are postcard style invites TOO casual?
    yes : (12 votes)
    60 %
    no : (8 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Honestly – I don’t think it would look cheap but I DO think that it is too casual for a wedding.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    this is one of the things i’m struggling with whilst i’m gathering ideas…..there are a lot of diy invites that i love but doesnt go with our wedding theme/style…. i am one of those who feel the invites should be a hint of what your wedding is going to be like…that being said, i think if done right, a postcard style invite could still match the traditional style wedding you’re having….

    that of course, is without knowing all the details of your wedding etc….

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    A friend of mine did a “postcard” style invite that was a trifold, where you ripped off the bottom postcard to return as an RSVP. It was beautiful. There are lots of options out there that are not “cheap” looking, but are inexpensive. It just has to work for you!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Two points.  One, cheap and casual are not synonymous.  Two, I am a firm believer that an invitation sets the tone of your affair, whether it is in a backyard, on the beach or at the Ritz Carlton.  To me, an invitation is more than just the important info of your day.  It is an opportunity to convey the feeling of your wedding to your guests.  

    This is just my opinion though.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @cherrycoke: It depends on what your wedding style is. Is it casual? Then it would be fine. There is no rule saying that you have to have an uber formal event with invites to match. Your wedding reflects you as a couple, not what the wedding industry tells you that it should be. To be honest with you, I’m sick of all the same style of invites.

    Post # 10
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    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I say too casual for invites, but fine for Save-The-Date Cards. Cheap no…. but it would lead me to believe that your wedding is more-casual-than-most weddings since I use the invite to gauge the feel of the wedding a lot. 

    If you do a post card invite as a part of a larger suite, say it’s a Destination Wedding or you like to travel a lot and are doing a travel theme then I think it could be cute. BUT, I’d then send in in an envelope with an RSVP card/envelope/pc or whatever so I guess it really wouldn’t be a post card. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

    I just received a postcard wedding invitation in the mail yesterday! I had to look and read it over twice to make sure it was for their actual wedding; it appeared too casual to me. It’s a great money-saving idea, but there’s something about opening an envelope and seeing the invitation inside…

    On the other hand, receiving that invitation did not make me any less excited to go to their wedding! If you’re strongly thinking of sending postcard invitations, do it! Just make it obvious that you are inviting them to your wedding.

    Best wishes to you!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I like the printed photos better for a save the date than an actual invitation. But I’m also not a huge fan of all the “photo” cards unless the photo is spectacular (which usually they’re not).

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @cherrycoke: And you can do postcard invites in a style that reflects your wedding. I have seen formal trifolds and non formal trifolds. Casual to me would be non formal. If I don’t have to wear an evening gown then I consider the event casual. That’s just me though. Someone else may be thinking jeans and tank top as casual. I think of 90% of weddings as “business casual”

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