(Closed) Opinions Please! Invites – Longish & Pic Heavy!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think both designs look good! The first one is definitely more fun/casual vibe. Second one is as you said,more elegant. So it comes down to what kind of mood you want to set … 

Also, maybe it the just how it shows up on the computer screen,but the purple font (we chose forever etc) sort of blends into the background and is a bit hard to read.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I like the first one better, but I have a few questions/concerns.

“Dinner, drinks, and dancing to follow” implies that these things are hosted, which contradicts “cash bar.” Also, since cash bars are debatably in poor taste, I’d draw less attention to it and only list “Cash Bar,” skipping the “will be available to those interested.”

I’m also not so sure about the “boring part is over” bit. First of all, the wedding is the marriage, not the reception, so to call that the boring part seems off. And again, by putting that part, you are drawing attention to the fact that you excluded a large portion of your guest list from the main event. Perhaps in Canada these kinds of staggered events are more common, but they are considered inappropriate here in America, so I wouldn’t want to rub it in.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Personally, I love your first (less formal) invites so much! They are super fun and set such a great vibe. You did a great job creating them!

On a separate note, we are also having a small, intimate ceremony for around 50 people. However, we’re then having at-home parties a few weeks later to celebrate with everyone else. I think I finally found the inspiration I needed for those invites – Thanks!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@jessmicas I personallly like both however I don’t have ANY issues with the 1st one. I am in Canada and am also having a cash bar (it is the norm in the area where we’re having our wedding, most of the guests have never attended a wedding where there was an open bar).

I don’t think that Dinner, Drinks and Dancing implies that the drinks are free, in my opinion it reads as “party after dinner” lol

I think the invite about the “boring part” is fun and isn’t telling these guests that they’re sless important, plus I’m sure most guests to the dance only will know that you have a limited budget/space/etc and are just happy to celebrate with you.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@jessmicas:  “I personally do not understand how or why a cash bar has been deemed rude/offensive/in poor taste. Alcohol does not equal hospitality / good time. lol. But someone, at some point, decided it was and now it’s this unwritten rule that drives me mad.”

It’s not the alcohol shound be free. It’s that whatever is offered at a hosted party should be hosted and if you can’t host it, it shouldn’t be offered. If you cannot afford to host alcohol, there should simply be no bar at all. The guest shouldn’t have to bring any money to a party you are hosting. Would you charge for a slice of cake or an appetizer or a side item? An upgrade from mahi mahi to lobster? The option of filet instead of chicken?

Good luck with the invitations and the planning!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i really prefer the last invite.  however, it’s a bit hard to read the dark purple font on black.  you may want to lighten that up a bit.

also, i believe the bride’s name should be first on the formal invite.

i do think the fun invites would be ok just for the dance part.

good job.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think the “I do” “me too” with your names is so cute… Maybe take out the first two lines of the first invite (now that the boring part is through) and copy the Jessica+Greg and word bubbles in its place, then say We’d love to celebrate with you! underneath.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Maybe something like “now that the formalities are through” instead of boring part?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also, I just had a thought – I might end up saying something more along the lines of “Now that the official part is through, we’re ready to celebrate with you!” That way, we don’t inadvertantly offend anyone who wasn’t part of the offical ceremony with our reception invites.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

Agree that you should consider changing the “now that the boring part is through” to something less negative about your own wedding.  Take more pride in it!  I think you should really omit the cocktails being mentioned and just say “Dinner and dancing to follow” and just put “Cash Bar Available” under it.

I also don’t like the ‘you need only bring your bad self’ part… because if someone wants to drink, they actually need to bring cash.  So…

 

I do like the layout though!! A few tweaks and these’ll be great.

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