What do you think of my invitations?

posted 1 year ago in Paper
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Also the wording on the top is strange to me:

“would love you join them”

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

Really cute! I’d assume you and SO are runners/marathoners from this. I like them a lot. 🙂 

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I get it, but agree with PPs that it seems more save-the-datey and older guests might be confused. I too would probably think it was going to be a more casual wedding.

Also agree with beevincent18 :  that the wording is strange. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’m not into running so I didn’t really understand this was a running bib until reading the other replies. But if you like them, then great!

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I def got that its meant to be a race bib which is very cute. Its not a very formal invitation but basedon the venue I think I’d guess it was going to be a normal weddding but with a really fun couple !

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

I like em! I would assume it was a fun/casual/non-traditional event. The only thing I found confusing was the date and the reference to ‘going to the distance’. It took me a bit to understand what the numbers meant. I assume ‘going the distance’ is in reference to a common hobby or inside joke that everyone’s actually in on? 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

wolfeyes :  I agree with what you said about fun/casual/non-traditional event.

I wouldn’t assume casual like jeans casual, just a more casual atmosphere.  No one wears jeans to weddings in my circle, so only if that was specified on an invite would I consider wearing jeans.  

I tried to reflect a more casual atmoshere in my invites as well.  I didn’t want people to think it was super formal.  It was on an island and we had cocktails before and during the ceremony!  It was just a party with a wedding ceremony during it.

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

“I assume ‘going the distance’ is in reference to a common hobby or inside joke that everyone’s actually in on?”

They’re “going the distance” as in getting married. Clear to me. I got the running theme and liked them. The only thing is that it seems like a very long day for people. Ceremony is at 1 PM, which means people will start arriving at like 12:30 and dancing doesn’t start until 8:30 PM, 8 hours later. I appreciate that you will be providing ample food throughout that time, but I would be worried that your guests would peak by the time the party is getting started and you want people to dance. Also, you’re asking them to spend the entire day for your wedding.

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper

becks90 :  I’m not a runner so I didn’t make that connection. Even after I realized the date was the date, I was puzzled about the spacing. Like, are you 90210 fans, is it a license plate…? If most of the recipients are runners, they should get it though, and the ones who aren’t will still figure out the essentials. I would assume it was fairly casual based on the wording and graphics. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

It feels pretty casual and more like a STD to me. I would assume a more casual, jeans/t-shirt/come as you are sort of wedding, more backyard/picnic style.

 I also had to look at the marathon number a few times to realize it was the wedding date, but I’m also sick and on cold medication, so that might be to blame? Not sure if it’s May 19, 2018 or May 18, 2019, though?  (Again, cold medication…)  Might be confusing to some guests, though?

The microphone at 4:30 pm in the little timeline, I’m assuming you’re having karaoke?

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

Yep, possibly the oldest here. Doesn’t scream “wedding”to me……

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I guess I don’t see how this invite could be all that confusing. The date looks like a runners bib (I’m not a runner, but surely everyone has seen one?) and it’s May 19, 2018 (everyone who knows how to read dates in non US format would recognize this). The ceremony is at 1 PM, cocktails at 3 PM, pictures at 3:30 PM (though not sure why OP would tell all the guests this information), speeches at 4:30 PM, dinner at 5:30 PM, and dancing at 8:30 PM. All of this is pretty clear.

If this was all the guidance I got, however, I would wonder about a few things: 1) Is the ceremony 2 hours long? What happends between the ceremony and the cocktail hour, if not?; 2) Is the cocktail hour from 3-4:30 or from 3-5:30, incorporating the speeches? Either scenario sounds really long; 3) Are speeches really going to last an hour?; 4) What is going on at dinner that it needs to be 3 hours long? Frankly I would worry about making it through such a long day.

As for the formality, I don’t see how any invite could suggest jeans and t-shirts unless it specifically stated so. In my experience, few people wouldn’t wear jeans even to a “casual” wedding. I would assume standard cocktail attire would do.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

I didn’t get the marathon reference so would have been confused at first if I got this in the mail. Having it explained to me makes me see the cuteness but if nobody explained it, I’d think it odd. 

“We’re going the distance” made me immediately think of the band Cake, not running. Plus I’m thrown up by the fact that there are no breaks in your numbers. 18.05.19 is more obviously a date than 180519 but wouldn’t fit with the marathon joke as well. 

I love the timeline format on bottom. Very cute and modern. 

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