(Closed) Invite help for a formal ceremony but goofy reception!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No idea…I wish I knew. This is my same dilemma  :/

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The only thing I’d worry about is whether or not it would feel kinda disjointed, like your invite and the popup don’t belogn together. It’d fine if that doesn’t bother you, I just know that I had a major thing about wanting all out wedding stationary type items to kinda go together. I would probably find something that was both pretty but had a fun feel to it at the same time. 

Here are some that I think meet that criteria…

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85427042/vintage-carnival-wedding-invitation?ref=cat3_gallery_3

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89768994/taylor-invitation-with-belly-band-sample?ref=cat3_gallery_34

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90058558/katie-josh-our-story-wedding-inviatation?ref=cat3_gallery_7

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86147690/personalized-wedding-invitation-classic?ref=sc_3&sref=

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80105838/vintage-flower-wedding-invitations?ref=cat3_gallery_16

http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/product/9152/signature_white_textured_wedding_invitations_whimsical.html

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@RouleauLover: That sounds fun!

Or you could have a simpler dual sided invite. Front all formal, fancy, and proper, and then the back in bright colors (like black with neon print, or things of that nature) that’s snappy and fun and conveys the party atmosphere. Depending on how many invites you need and if you’re DIYing or buying, pop-ups could drive you crazy by the 20th one you make. Hahah.

Post # 8
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

What I would do is a formal invitation, and then do a seperate reception card that has fun wording. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

You could do a 2 sided invite very very (like 40 bucks cheaply) from Vistaprint? 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wouldn’t go with Vistaprint if you can spare the money, but I like the double side approach. Perhaps you can check with a local printing company or other online ones. My local printing company did 100 invitations (double sided) for about $45

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Catprint has a bit nicer paper quality than Vistaprint.  The nicest paper (I think!) is the cotton stock, at Catprint. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like Zazzle… just throwin that out there! Double sided printing, 8 different paper finishes, comes with envelopes, and the perfect price.

And you could stick with the illustrated idea, maybe… have you both nice on the front with all the ceremony details and then, on the back, you guys (maybe you in a reception dress and him with his jacket off and tie loosened) and playing games (DDR machine, anyone??)

Food for thought!

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