(Closed) Do these invitations look formal to you? Show me your invites!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are these invitations formal to you?
    Yes, I'd know the wedding is formal : (48 votes)
    75 %
    They look casual to me : (7 votes)
    11 %
    I think it's a moot point because I loathe them (aww sad!) : (9 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think they look formal (and the wording indicates as much) but in all honesty I’m not a fan. Sorry!

    Post # 4
    1 posts

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    Post # 5
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think they look formal enough but not overkill.  I actually like them very much.

    Post # 7
    293 posts
    Helper bee

    I like them – they’re formal but not royal-wedding formal, and simple and elegant. 

    Post # 8
    2668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @jennmariee:  honestly, I don’t like them. They’re kind of formal, but not enough to tell me to dress formal. Your best bet is to state “cocktail attire” on the invitations. 


    Post # 9
    968 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t know that I wold get formal from these.  I think it is all a matter of personal coice, fo r me personally they need a little more umph, some color or someting.  Perhaps you could take the card and stick it on another base color from your wedding or add a color ribbon.


    Here  is a link with an example




    here are my invitations.  Also Purple is one of my main colors so the ecru envelopes were sealed with a purple rose sticker I purchased from Zazzle.





    Post # 10
    1159 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think your invites are formal.

    In my culture, the two families send out 2 different invitations. This was awesome because i could design the invite the way i wanted. The pink indian patterned invite was for my hindu ceremony and the boarding pass was mutually given to our legal ceremony and reception.

    We designed the boarding pass ourselves.

    Post # 12
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Those look semi-formal to me. I wouldn’t see them and assume cocktail attire. Formal, to me, is letterpress or calligraphy. 

    Post # 13
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @jennmariee:  they look a little formal.  it could be due to the font too. 

    Post # 14
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i like them! 

    Post # 15
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    They look formal, but they also look dated and kinda blah. If you like simpler designs, what about a text-only, letterpress invite? Nice white paper, pretty script font (maybe in your brighter wedding color?):

    or something like these:

    That last one was my inspiration for our invitations (designed by me):

    Post # 16
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @invitingu2:  The boards are not the place to promote your business! I’ve seen you do this more than once and I think it is probably in violation of the TOS as well as the general spirit of what these boards are for.

    @jennmariee:  The overall air of formality could be boosted perhaps by using a metallic ink for the lettering or swapping in an opulent pearlescent paper or envelope insert thingie (errr don’t know what those are actually called). The invite is very sweet looking as is, though!

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