Post # 1
We are having an outdoor plantation wedding, so we liked the nature/tree theme. Teal is our main wedding color. They will be printed on white cardstock with black cardstock behind the white, creating the black border.
Do you think it looks good? Should I change any of the colors, wording, placement? We need to order them soon, so let me know!
Post # 3
I like everything except the color of your names. Is it purple? I would either go with the font of the rest of the text or do it in a bolded teal like the tree. Maybe I’m wrong though?
Post # 4
You’re not including his parents (like “Brian _______, son of Mr. and Mrs. ______ ______” or something)?
Post # 5
Very nice! I like it as is. But could you put the names in black and bold to make the names stand out, and match the border?
Post # 6
Technically, since this your wedding isn’t in a “house of worship,” I think it should be “requests the pleasure of your company.”
I also agree that your names should be either in the teal of the tree or a totally different, coordinating color.
Post # 7
I don’t think you need your last name since you’ve prefaced it with “at the marriage of their daughter”. Just your first and middle. 🙂
Post # 8
I agree about the name color change but other than that these are so awesome! Good job!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I think I will change our names to black and bold. Dark purple is another one of our wedding colors and I thought at first we would do dark purple cardstock in the back, but it isn’t available in the right shade.
I was going to include his parents initially, but my fiance said not to worry about it. Not sure why… Is it traditional to include both or just the main funder of the wedding?
My last name isn’t on the invite, lol.
I’ll ask my parents about the “honor of your presence” or “company” thing. My family insisted on a religious ceremony by a pastor, so I’ll see if they will get mad if I change that. Whatever makes everyone happy!
Post # 10
oh! and should I put “reception to follow” or is that pretty much assumed?
Post # 11
we have all contributed to the wedding, Fiance and I, my parents, and his parents so we put on our invites “together with their parents, our names, Invite you to……” I didnt want just my parents names b/c we are all in it together, Just an idea…
Post # 12
I was going to ask where the reception was! I would definitely include a note that says reception to immediately follow.
The other poster is right about only requesting the honor of your presence in a house of worship. Even if you’re getting married by a religious officiant somewhere else, you would request the pleasure of their company.
Post # 13
I loove the tree, I don’t like the fact it’s blue. My vote is make tree green and tie in the teal color with borders or something else.
Post # 14
@calypso522: Looks great! I’ve looked into the “honor of your presence” thing and it doesn’t have to do with whether it’s actually in a house of worship – it has to do with whether it’s a religious ceremony. We are having a religious ceremony at a vineyard, and we are using “honor of your presence.” So, I think you’re good with the current wording if you like it.
Post # 15
Here it is with bolded black names. Thanks for suggesting that!
I was thinking about having “together with our parents” but honestly, my parents would probably kill me if I cut out thier names, lol. I’m their only child and they are very possessive. My mom even kept my college diploma since she “paid” for it. yeah. lol
PS: I have two first names and one middle name, that’s why it seems like my last name is on there!
Post # 16
@calypso522: I like it much better with the black font and bolded.
My wedding is being funded by both sets of parents (I am paying for some other things but don’t really want to get rid of the parent’s names, either) so I put:
my parents’ names
his parents’ names
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
I would say that if the groom’s parents are paying a significant amount, they should probably be on the invitation. It might be a nice touch.