(Closed) Wedding Invitation Displayed AT the Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I surprise my sister with a framed invite at her reception?
    Yes, that is a great idea. She will be so touched! : (9 votes)
    26 %
    That is a terrible idea. The guests will wonder what's the point. : (26 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @jg780806:  I’d say no, but I also wouldn’t frame it and give it as a gift either. I just rubs me the wrong way, like “rememeber I did your invites so you’re not getting another from me.”

    Post # 4
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    46681 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think she will love receiving the framed invitation as a gift.

    I think your guests may consider it odd to display at the wedding as they have all seen it already.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    nah I wouldn’t do it

    Post # 7
    Member
    3688 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would just wrap it. All the guests will have (presumably) seen the invitation, so I think displaying it is a little weird.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Displaying it would be weird, I’d wrap it and give it as a gift.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @jg780806:  we’d love to see a pic of the gorgeous invite though!

    Post # 11
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    7673 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @jg780806: It is her (and her fiance’s) wedding and it is up to them to decide whether to display it. I would talk to her fiance about what he thinks of displaying it, making it clear it is his decision. Have this conversation before the setup day, so that he can have some time to think whether to surprise her, or discuss it with her. (He, better than you, will know if she’d like the surprise).

    If he opts not to display it,  I like the idea of giving it to her some time before the wedding, whether that’s at the rehearsal dinner or some other time.

    Post # 12
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think it could look cute displayed on the table that has everyone’s placecards or something. 
    But to be sure and not weird out the bride, I would give it to bride and groom beforehand and see if they want to display it (you can tell them you just wanted to give them the option, not that you care whether it is displayed or not). Rehearsal dinner (but not in front of everyone) could be fine, or anytime you see them in the days leading up to the wedding (a nice dinner) or something.  

    Post # 16
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    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i think displaying it at the wedding could be cute. if it’s a venue that hosts more than one wedding/event at the same time, it would be a cute way to indicate which area/room their wedding is. 

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