What do you think of my invitations?

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Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I love the running vibe.

Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper

mimivac :  “everyone who knows how to read dates in non US format would recognize this” — I’m very used to reading dates in non-US format, but they usually have spacing or punctuation that makes it clear that it’s a date. I could turn around and say everyone who knows how weddings work in the UK would realize that the timeline is typical, but that’s dismissive and seems to imply that people to don’t realize it aren’t smart or something, which isn’t very nice.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

Love them, its very clear to me that you are both runners, and would be abundantly clear to your guests as they know ye personally!

I also think how a wedding day goes in Ireland is quite different to the US, and would go exactly as you have outlined on your invite, although Im not sure where you are from.  I have seen similar invites with regards the little pics telling us the schedule of the day, and its what we would often see on an invite. Most weddings here would have the ceremony in the early afternoon, with drinks reception after that, sit down meal after that, and dancing about 8/9 pm until the early hours! It sure is a long day but its what we are used to at weddings and would generally expect! I think weddings in the US dont have the same schedule so I can understand it would seem unusually long etc, but certainly the norm here! 

Looks like it’ll be a fab day bee 😁 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

becks90 :  It took me a minute to figure out that it was a runner’s bib.  Sorry to say, my first impressions were also that of a license plate or the plate they put under your mug shot. embarassed

A lot of people don’t, but I guess the level of casualness/fanciness from the invitation.  I would take this to be a more casual affair, and it definitely seems more STD than invitation.

I also have to wonder about the timing of events.  3 hours for dinner?  Dancing doesn’t start until 8:30?  That is a really long day!

Post # 35
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Busy bee

I love it! Reallu unique and personal. I love invites which mean something to the couple and not just a generic one they’ve bought from the internet. 

I know people are saying it is a long day, bit the timimgs are very standard for a British wedding. Most wefddings I have been to in the UK start around 1:30pm with dancing around 8pm. Also 3 hours for dinner is also very standard. Once dinner has finished some people seat swap and chat to other people they know at other tables and then there might be the cutting of the cake, tea etc. You can easily fill 3 hours. It flies by. 

Also, jeans? I would never ever wear jeans to a wedding. Maybe this is a US v UK thing but no matter how informal the invite I would never wear jeans. In fact, I never look at the invite to decide how formal the event is…every wedding I have been to have been all ‘normal’ weddings, requiring a fancy dress. The only time I changed that up is when I went to a miltary wedding and it was stated all women had to wear a dress below the knees. However, unless stated to wear jeans I would never ever wear jeans to a wedding. 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee

 sharpshooter :  Totally agree! My invites were actually a bit similar to this (black and white, bold type faces & lines etc) and part of the reasoning for that was that it was on the casual/non-traditional side. But when i think of a ‘casual’ wedding I think of summer dresses and sandals, not jeans and t-shirts. And by non-traditional I more meant that it’s not going to be somber and full of speeches and formalities, I wanted it to feel like a fun party that we got married at. 

(mimivac :  I feel like a real dummy for not seeing the runners bib reference now, especially because I’ve actually done a couple of half marathons myself haha.. I’m sure that the people that know the couple will pick up on it a bit faster!)

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

“I’m very used to reading dates in non-US format, but they usually have spacing or punctuation that makes it clear that it’s a date. I could turn around and say everyone who knows how weddings work in the UK would realize that the timeline is typical, but that’s dismissive and seems to imply that people to don’t realize it aren’t smart or something, which isn’t very nice.”

The reason the numbers don’t have spacing or punctuation is to make it look like the runners’ numbers at a race. So using spacing would defeat the theme she is going for. The timeline may be typical for a UK wedding, but my comments on it still stand from my own perspective (not as helpful now, as I see). And it wouldn’t be dismissive at all to point out that the timeline is typical of UK weddings — it would be informative for those of us who didn’t know.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

“I know people are saying it is a long day, bit the timimgs are very standard for a British wedding. Most wefddings I have been to in the UK start around 1:30pm with dancing around 8pm. Also 3 hours for dinner is also very standard. Once dinner has finished some people seat swap and chat to other people they know at other tables and then there might be the cutting of the cake, tea etc. You can easily fill 3 hours. It flies by.”

Good to know! Sounds like a blow-out party!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee

Love the timeline graphic at the bottom! 

My timeline is the same too! Ceremony at 1pm, music from 8-10:30 to finish off the day. oxoxx

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I got the whole runner thing and I’m not one. If I had to run for my life I would be dead.

Yeah, it’s a casual invite, but I wouldn’t assume I could wear jeans or a super casual dress. I’d just wear what I normally do to weddings. I would just think that the couple is really into doing marathons.

Post # 41
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Helper bee

I didn’t initially get the runner bib thing. When I first read the “going the distance” coupled with the number, my first thought was mileage (like it was a destination wedding and that was how many miles people were traveling combined?) or I was thinking the number was the time you had been together (in minutes or something?). 

Now that it has been brought up, I see the runner vibe, and think people close to you (who know you are serious runners) would spot this quicker then strangers. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I got that it’s a runners things and I’ve only run in a couple of 5ks. It’s cool and unique to me.  

Post # 43
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Newbee

Fun, upbeat, casual, non-traditional.

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Me and my Fiance are marathon runners! I instantly got this. I think it is cute! Although, I’m not sure everyone would get it (like older guests maybe). It’s definitely not traditional, but there is nothing wrong with that!

Post # 45
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Helper bee

I can understand it but the color is a little “cold”…

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