Post # 1
So I am getting a bit of push back from my mother and my sister (haven’t shown it to my father yet) of what I thought was an AWESOME save the date idea.
I typically like to stay anonymous on the boards but I dont think you all will find me out if I tell you that my new last name is going to be Campbell — there are tons of them out there!!
So my idea for our save the date was to create a Campbell’s Soup Label — specialized for our wedding!!
Here’s my idea:
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and think of the different words but in the same fonts….
"Campbell’s" = "my first & his first"
"Condensed" = "Save the Date"
"Tomato" = "January 2, 2010"
"Soup" = "Boston, MA"
Boston College Pride …. 50%
Virginia Tech Pride … 50%
Fun …. 100%
Love …. 100%
Sugar …. 10 g
Spice …. 10 g
Everything Nice …. 10 g
Hilarious right?? Well … both my mom and sister said they didn’t like it because it doesn’t have any "our last name" in it at all. Which I do understand – because my parents are paying for the wedding. But at the same time, I am becoming a Campbell on that day. But isn’t it just too funny to pass up?? I was thinking that it could also be a good rehearsal dinner invite if my parents really don’t like it — but not everyone will get that invite!!! I guess this post doesn’t really warrant a response but I just needed to vent. Any thoughts on how to get them to like it more?
Post # 3
That is a GREAT idea! Hey, family wouldn’t be family if they didn’t always weigh in and shoot down your ideas (haha). Just do it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks
Oh man, that is awesome!! You have to find some way to do it!!
I think I would just have something written on the back or another insert (or magnet?) that said very clearly "Jane Smith & Bob Campbell are getting married" etc in traditional wording to try to appease your family but you need to do SOMETHING with the soup can!!
Another idea would be to have it on programs or menus or favors or something on the actual wedding day since then you will BE a Campbell so they will hopefully be less picky? Good luck!
Post # 5
You could always tell your family that they will be mentioned on the invitation and his family’s name will not…
I had the idea to do a trivial pursuit card with fun facts, but ended up not using it. I am kind of kicking myself for it now. But what is done is done.
GO FOR IT!
Post # 6
i think it’s a super cute & creative idea! if the only thing your family objects to is that your maiden name isn’t featured, maybe you could "spice" 😉 it up a little. check out special campbell’s labels — this one for example —
you could show a photo of both of you with "save the date" in the ribbon on the front…and have another photo & blurb about the wedding on the back along with ingredients.
hope it turns out to be fun & not a disappointing experience!
Post # 7
I love the idea, but I get your parent’s point — since they are footing the bill they should be recognized for their efforts in the wedding. They may feel like you’re "leaving" the family and sending out this notice might be rubbing it in a bit.
What if you used it as the after-wedding thank-you cards (you could make post cards and write on the back) I think it would make a bit more sense to use the pun after you’re married. I’d bet your family might warm to the idea a bit more if it was presented after you’re an actual Campbell.
Just my two cents and a couple of salted crackers 😉
Post # 8
haha include everything your family wants in "ingredient" section on the back
Post # 9
Maybe you could redo the Nutrition Facts just a bit to make everyone happy:
Your Family Name: 50%
His Family Name: 50%
–Daily Servings —
VA Tech Pride: 100%
BC Pride: 100%
Fun, love, etc….
Something like that would address your family’s concerns but wouldn’t sacrifice too much of your vision.
Good luck! It’s a great idea!
Post # 10
I love the "special" lable with something like "Maiden Name Family Presents" or something like that in the green ribbon!!
I am going to be working with a designer so hopefully she can help with some ideas too.
Also if they really do protest — and I agree LC that it is totally understandable — we will hopefully use it for favors or programs or thank you cards!!
Post # 11
Cute idea! However, I think a save the date card needs to have both of your last names on it. Others have suggested some cute ideas for doing this.
Who’s-paying-for-what aside, my reasoning is that with the design as-is people who don’t know your fiance may not get that his last name is Campbell and wonder whether you are having a soup-themed wedding :). Your visual pun is really cute but I think it only works if in advance you know that your FI’s last name is Campbell. I know it must seem obvious to you but not everyone is so quick-witted. They might also not be able to figure out who you are—unless you have a very unique first name—but you can’t bank on that either.
However, I LOVE this idea for a rehearsal dinner invite. A soup-themed invite for a night about food, how perfect. Or thank-you cards, that would be great too! The cards could be soup-can shaped and open up for you to write your note.
Post # 12
dcbrideinatl had the cutest idea to fix it
Your Family Name: 50%
His Family Name: 50%
this is too cute to pass up!
Post # 13
Thanks thanks! I totally agree — way too cute to pass up!! I’m going to have to figure out the best way to approach it with them!!
Post # 14
What if you wrote a sweet thank you note to your parents in the ingredients? You could also thank your FI’s family and even the wedding party.
Post # 15
Maybe you could change the nutrition faces to 50% Campbell and 50% of your last name?
I absolutely LOVE the idea though. As Tim Gunn would say…"make it work"
Post # 16
Haha — Tim Gunn is the best.
I just had my fiance read all of these … he agrees … we’ve got to make it work!