Post # 1
I have been going back and forth and I simply can’t decide. Every time I ever thought about invites I always saw fancy, elegant, pretty invites. But now, looking at our theme I feel like I might actually want more thematic ticket style invites. It sounds like such a stupid or simple thing to be stressing over but I just can’t choose. The wedding is goinf to be pretty formal. Not black tie but not jeans and a T either. It is at the Bass Hall. So it is definately a gorgeous, fancy place. I feel like whichever I go with, I will regret it. So, help!
If I were to do more traditional invites they would be similar to the pocket fold ones we see every day. I really like how simple and elegant Jamied531‘s invites are.
But our theme is Theatre and I thought it would be so cute to send theare tickets as invites and either have a seperate RSVP like the one somebody already designed for me or if I would prefer an invite where you tear the ticket stub off and mail that back as an RSVP. But with this I would feel like it would need to be bigger than the normal theatre ticket with might look funny. I don’t want it to seem to child like. This is just a rough draft of what it could look like. More just to give an idea.
And for the RSVP Something like this. (if we don’t do the tear away stub)
Post # 3
How about do the traditional and use the ticket idea for RSVPs? Then you get to include both and can’t really regret it later. 🙂 Such a cute idea.
Post # 4
I think it could go either way. The theater ones are really fun, but the pocketfold ones are gorgeous. Will your wedding have pronounced theater references or be more subtle? Maybe that can help guide your decision.
Sorry I’m not much help, but whichever way you go will be awesome!
Post # 5
i think you could find a middle ground…like a ticket inspired invite that’s not quite so literal. i know i’ve seen some cute ones on etsy!
Post # 7
@AmeliaBedelia: Love this idea, definitely better as a compromise.
Post # 8
@TheFutureMcBride, @Amaryllis, and @kitzy: I have thought about that but it is the wrong theatre style and I am really thinking about doing a modern live theatre feel… which yes, makes my life so difficult! I do really like what you were talking about though… maybe I could find a way to make that more modern. Another problem that I am dealing with is that I am having them professionally make by somebody at my grandmothers marketing firm. (Yay wedding presents! lol) and to keep costs down it can ony be two colors… Ugh. If I were the one making them it would be so much easier! But I have to be able to to show and describe what I am wanting.
Post # 10
SInce your theme is theatre, I love the ticket style invitation. Maybe try doing a bill fold type?
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@Mrs Hedgehog: What about this for inspiration? Paper color and font color are only two colors. More modern, but still with the ticket theme?
Post # 13
I think the classic is elegant and will be a little better receieved.
Post # 14
@Misslizzy: OMG, I love those. Maybe we can have a formal invitation like the one above but use that design for the RSVP. It would still look really elegant but have the obvious theatre feel. See? This is why I love you guys so much. Your collectives brains make mine not hurt so much. lol
Post # 15
We had ticket Save-The-Date Cards and no one understood what they were, lol… even though they clearly said “save the date – we’re getting married” in bold. I was glad we didn’t send out that many! (just to those who would have to book flights, etc.)
I voted traditional just because in my case, the tickets were confusing to guests.
Post # 16
I hear ya! I need to get my invitations out, but I can’t make a decision as to how I want them to look! There are so many different, fun ideas out there!
I say do the ticket/follow your theme. Or what about doing the pocketfold but including the ticket stub RSVP?