(Closed) Looking for the perfect wedding invitation

posted 4 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

You’re not really giving anyone a lot of information on what you’re looking for…. There are millions of options out there and every one of them are “unique” or “surprising” to someone. 

Also, recognize the fact that 95% of your guests will recieve it, hang it on the fridge, and it will be in the garbage a few weeks later. A few will get saved because people feel bad throwing them out. Really no need to spend a ton of time fretting over invitations. 

Try vistaprint. Very reasonable prices. Cute designs. Customizable. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Invitations were by far the hardest part for me.  There are literally thousands and it can be overwhelming.   And agree with the bee above that they will be in the trash at the end of the day.  Don’t stress too much. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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maryshum :  What would make them outstanding and unique to you? What I think is outstanding may not be to you.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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maryshum :  Can you provide some more information about your personality as a couple and the look / feel you’re wanting for your wedding? 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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maryshum :   Sure, if that’s what’s cool and neat to you, do it! I’m sure if I got it, I’d say “Oh wow, cool!”….but it will still wind up in the trash eventually because why would I hold onto a piece of metal/paper/wood inviting us to an event that’s already happened? Please just start preparing yourself now that even if you spend a fortune on them making them really modern and interesting, they will still wind up in the trash. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I just received a wedding invite on a magnet, like actual invite sized rectangle but the whole back is a magnet.  I think that’s something you can make on shutterfly, though I assume other sites do it too.  We can always use more magnets so I was pleasantly surprised when we got it πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

There’s a place here in Toronto that does eco-friendly invites. Basically, you can keep them and plant seeds in them, they’re made with a certain type of paper. That ensures longevity, and it does have the surprise factor. πŸ™‚ 

My Fiance and I are going with the traditional paper route, however! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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maryshum : I’m not saying this to be rude, but you need to reel in your expectations a little. There is no such thing as a special or unique invitation that people won’t throw out. Some might keep item-type invitations, but the general consensus on the bee is that if it has someone else’s name or picture, it’s most likely not going to be kept.

Why don’t you describe your theme or what you like or dislike instead of wanting us to help you think of what others would consider unique? We’d be more helpful that way.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

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maryshum :  Unfortunately, people throw them away whether you like it or not. I started a forum here about a month ago and about 90% say they go to the trash/recycling after the wedding is over because they “hate clutter” (most common reason cited). I am an exception because I keep every invitation I receive.

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