(Closed) invitations too childish? Invitations too childish?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What type of wedding are you having? Formal or informal? Evening or noon? Personally im not really a fan of those, and I might think they were a little cheesy if I received them as an invite. I think if you are having a more informal wedding and you just love them, I say do what you want. Also, another thing to think about though is your fiances opinion. I think if he is unhappy with them you should find something else.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Hmmm.  Well I agree, you need to ake sure it fits with the style of your wedding. Hnestly, I see both points.  On the one hand I don’t want you to feel like you can’t have the wedidng you want.  (And perhaps if you were both older it wouldn’t be fueling the firs about your age.)  I could see why they might come across negatively to some guests.  But I think moreoever, it doesn’t seem like your Fiance likes them.  And it’s his wedding too.  Maybe try to come up with a compromise.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Those invites are not my taste either, But its not my opinion that matters, however it doesn’t seem to be your Fi’s taste either so maybe you need to compromise and look at other invites.

What is your wedding theme and colours, Maybe you can show your funside by using bright candy colours like yellow, blue and pink. Simple yet bright and colourful invitations can look Fab.

P.S as for coloured shoes I love them!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t really care for those for a wedding. I would use them for a bridal shower or maybe an informal engagement party but I wouldn’t do that for a wedding.

p.s. I am also definitely a fan of having the colored shoes

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

Like you just said, I think they’d be fine for a STD, but not for an invitation.  They are too informal, and a cartoon just kind of suggests the marriage isn’t being taken seriously (I know you ARE taking it seriously, but a cartoon invite doesn’t convey that really)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

Absolutely yes to colored shoes.

Not so sure about the invitations though- maybe STDs?

 

We’re having a vintage/modern/casual/fun wedding and plan to send STD’s that have cartoon/caricatures on them…

but we really want our invites to be a little more sophisticated.

Go with what makes you the happiest, and make sure your fiance is happy too- after all it’s just as much his wedding as it is yours! 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The commitment ceremony design is a nice compromise between the fun caricatures and the traditional style invitations, I think.  I do agree that the invitations on the homepage of the website seem inappropriate for a wedding invitation, though they would make a nice STD. Definitely try to compromise with your fiance.  You want him to be as excited and proud of the invitations as you are.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think it depends on the formality of your wedding. These invitations are pretty informal. As for the shoes, my shoes are royal blue and I love them… since they’re on your feet I think you should do whatever you want with those:)

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

It depends on the style of the wedding.  I would say talk to him and see if he has an idea too. Maybe you can come up with something together.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My fiance has said the same thing about some of my ideas! (Most notably, having a picnic wedding & cupcakes.) My inner (okay, outer!) childish-ness is a big part of me, and he totally loves me for it, so like you I was really hurt and confused when he knocked my ideas because they were “childish”. It turned out we just needed to talk and compromise! His big concern was that he wanted his relatives to enjoy our wedding (they expect more tradition, for sure), and he wanted it to be elegant. So we are having an “elegant” picnic, and staying within our $5K budget. : )

Long and short I suppose is that you’ll find invites that you both love — maybe look out for some that have a smaller characature off to the side or something, rather than the whole front of the card (ex. have a plain front or a picture of you two on the front, and then inside, you could have a small cartoon at the bottom of the invite). Mrs. Cream Puff draws AWESOME cartoon-yous!

Post # 14
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Worker bee

Those are fun.  But better for a bridal shower or something.  Not very wedding-y to me.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It really depends on the style of the wedding because the invitations set the tone. If your Fiance is afraid of giving his family ammunition, I’d respect that view. You can have many details you want at the wedding itself without listening to two months + of complaints about your invitations, you know?

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think these are really cute for an engagement announcement or a std.  It’s not my cup of tea either for an invite, but they are cute.

 

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