Post # 1
Hello Jewish brides!
My in-laws are insistant that our invitations are both in english and hebrew. Has anyone done this? Were the invitations more expensive by doing this?
Any websites or comments would be greatly appreciated! Our wedding is in November, but it doesn’t hurt to start looking now!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@missree39: What if the hebrew was printed in a silver/gold on vellum (really thin see through paper) and laid over top of the English and put together with a ribbon? It would be very pretty! I would DIY but I am super crafty like that 😛
Post # 4
I’ve definitely seen bilingual invitations when I was searching for my own. Of course I can’t find them all of them now, but minted.com has a couple:
Post # 5
My FI’s cousin had it in both English and Hebrew, however she was having an Orthodox wedding (not totally sure if that makes a difference). Fiance and I are only incorporating Hebrew into it by using our English and Hebrew names.
Post # 6
We had a really traditional Jewish wedding, but we did not put Hebrew on the invite at all, but put a ton on the program. Putting it on the invitation was a giant pain for us and plus the majority of the people getting the invite were not Jewish and I did not want any confusion at all. Heck, people get confused by an RSVP card, I did not want even more form the invitation.
Post # 7
Would love to know the answer to this. FI’s mother is insisting on us having Hebrew and English on our invitations as well… he is way more conservative/religious than I am! I keep telling him to tell her she can pay for it if it costs extra 😉 99% of our invitees won’t understand the Hebrew anyhow.
Post # 8
Etsy has beautiful English and Hebrew wedding invitations. 🙂
Post # 9
If you are printing your invitations yourselves, or having them printed (e.g., by Vistaprint, Cards & Pockets, or the like) using your wording, it’s not that hard to have both Hebrew and English wording. However, it does tend to increase the expense, since you may need to have a separate card, or have printing on both halves of a folded card. If your in-laws are “insisting,” are they willing to pay the extra cost?
Post # 10
My fiance is Israeli, so we are doing ALL of our printing in both languages. We’re using Peabody Papers, and they did an excellent job of creating a custom invitation suite with us. I was adament about including both languages without sacrificing the elegance of the invite, and it was so easy once I sat down with them. I reccomend using a real bookseller (someone who has a shop and makes stationary) rather than a website. They can always match prices from websites, copy the styles, and you’ll have so much more creativity. If having the hebrew isn’t important to you, I think it would be reasonable for you to just do your names in Hebrew. I think of that as traditional, and even if your in-laws are paying for everything it seems like a minor thing to get worked up about. Mazel tov, and enjoy!!