(Closed) Do you think we worry about invitation worry for hours and then people

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

hahahahahahahaha, so true!!! lol

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That is why I got the more cheapest ones I could find! We are doing them ourselves. Unless the person or couple is super close to me I trashed them after the wedding.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes. That’s why we addressed them ourselves with our less than perfect handwriting skills and didn’t even bother with return addresses. Nobody cares about the envelopes!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

HA! its so true! 

 

Thats why you hire a really good Photographer to capture all the Mundane itsy bitsy details we struggled hours to complete, for someone else to glance at it.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Definitely! Of course that didn’t stop me from spending hours printing addresses on envelopes and going over them with a pretty pen.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont get the hand wringing stress over addressing envelopes – i seriously believe most people dont care if its handwritten or if a handwritten font is used

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s why I’m trying to talk myself out of making envelope liners. I love them so much though!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

haha so true!  I’ve talked myself out of envelope liners and fancy wrap-around return address labels for this reason. We are using plain old white envelopes, I’m going to write in my usual mediocre penmanship, and it will be absolutely fine.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it totally depends on your crowd. We spent time and investment to create different elements for our invitations, and once my friends received them, they texted/emailed me to rave about them, even calling out details (like our custom postage stamps). However FI’s friends (mainly boys) said nothing to him (they are boys after all). 

As a guest to 5 weddings last year, there was only one invitation that stood out enough to tell the bride.

 

It also depends on where you want your investment to be for your wedding – the invites, or the music, or the food, etc. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

so true! i am spending so much time making these invites but then the fiance and i were just thinking that we have been to a dozen weddings and only remember one person’s magnet and one person’s invite vaguely and they all go in the trash. my sister keeps invitations as keepsakesthough so i’m relieved at least ONE person will admire our invitations!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Lol, yeah, I think you’re right. I spent like, a month designing them and I’m doing the calligraphy for the outer envelopes (I’m not professional level by any means, but I would have just written them in my own handwriting if I didn’t know how to do it, lol). I just recieved my custom return address stamp, and I bought Moo Cards to put info about the reception in the envelopes. I’m guessing people will look at it for two minutes and then toss it :(.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Yes. My friend got a personalized stamp for their invites and I never saw it, by the time someone told me about it the envelope was in the trash. I’m sure that was expensive too.

I looked for hours at pretty envelopes, and then finally talked some sense into myself. All that money for something people will just throw away! I ended up with paper bag envelopes. Simple, still pretty, good for the environment, and cheap.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Haha…this is why I didn’t care at all what the heck my invites looked like. I picked out the cheapest ones I could find and I thought that even those were too much! Paper just wasn’t a priority for me.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

absolutely.  For Fiance and I opening a wedding invitation goes something like this:

 

oh…their invitation came, how exciting.

It’s really pretty.  I like the design.  Do you think we can make it?

Write date down in planner, fill out response card and then –

toss invitation in trash!!

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