(Closed) My Soviet Style Wedding Invitation !

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1140 posts
Bumble bee

original and I love it! Very nice! 

Post # 5
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love that you and Darling Husband are drawn into the picutre. I think it’s very pretty and I like the vintage feel.

But do you have any guest that grew up in the Soviet Union that may be offended by this?  I grew up there and it was pretty dark times for everyone.  My dad gets pretty pissed off seeing the hammer and sickle to this day because it obviously reminds him of everything we went through and all the injustices suffered.  

Sorry to be a downer.  You know your guests and if no one would have a problem with this then I think they’re beautiful invitations.


Post # 7
9230 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

OMG.  There is one wedding I woild skip.  Perhaps you are just too young to understand just how tasteless this is.  

Post # 8
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

considering your and your family’s attitude, these are cute.

but haters gonna hate, of course.

Post # 9
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

it’s really well done, but I’m not sure I would want my wedding associated with such an dark time. 🙁

Post # 10
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Awesome! Love them. 🙂 So original (at least by US Standards!)

Post # 12
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@karineh:  It’s very original and creative. I wouldn’t have an issue with it, and I bet my family (from the Soviet Union, still living in Ukraine) would appreciate it. It’s part of the history of your heritage, and the feel of the artwork is very festive. Perhaps I would just take out the hammer and sickle symbol to appease the sensitive individuals and make it a little less political. 

Post # 13
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Umm I’m not from Russia/USSR and even I find this pretty tasteless and borderline offensive. I like the spirit and vintage feel of the overall picture, but think that it would be in better taste to just edit out the hammer and sickle. For a lot of people that is a symbol of oppression and suffering, so even if it doesn’t offend some, it’s not something I find very wedding appropriate.

My Darling Husband is German, and I can only imagine the outrage if I tried to incorporate a Swastika into our wedding to commemorate his German heritage. I feel like this is the same thing.

Post # 15
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

To me it looks like an invitation to some sort of communist themed wedding. Personally, I find this offensive and would not attend.



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