Post # 1
So these are our invites, we knocked them up over the weekend, they’re nothing special – but they suit us – we’re going to email the design to our local print shop and then they can print them onto some buff card, we want matching buff envolopes.
So …. what do you think? And please – don’t be nice, if you thing they’re crappy – say so!
Post # 3
They look great! Since they fit your personalities, as you said, that is all that matters and they don’t have to be fancy as long as they get the information across.
Post # 4
Is there a theme to your wedding? Do these match your theme?
Because you asked for honesty, I don’t like them. But if you believe that they suit you, and they go along with whatever you are trying to convey at your wedding, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks!
Post # 5
@KateByDesign: no that’s fine – I asked for honesty, can I just ask though, is it just personal taste, or do you think they actually look bad? I mean as far as I’m concerned they have a picture of my fiance on dressed as a christmas elf – which is possibly the best thing for me ever!
Post # 6
@KateByDesign: I agree. I think they are good for a party but not really a wedding. I dont see how the photos would relate to the wedding? They remind me of a save the date or a college dorm party more than a wedding invite…
What is your theme?
Post # 7
We haven’t really got a theme, but we’re getting married at the seaside with a sort of vinatgey thing – but not really.
The photo’s, that you can’t really see – so sorry about that, do relate to us – apart from the photo of us at a christmas party, there are slightly vinatgy holiday pictures, and it has some old 1930’s and 40’s holiday luaggage lables, from a hotel in Ciaro (where we’re going on our honeymoon) and a hotel in the Czech republic, which is where we met 3 years ago. The car hidden in the ivy and plants is a something we saw in a beautiful garden in the Midlands a week ago, which is where my finace proposed.
I realise that it may look like a sort of mess of un-conected images, but they do all relate! Promise!!
I do like it, but I’m becoming less convinced now – we just thought that after all the posh and swirly invites you see it might be nice to see somthing a bit … unusual – perhaps we’re wrong!
Post # 8
I agree that it looks like a college party/fraternity invitation. To me it doesn’t express love, which is of course the central theme that you are trying to convey when inviting someone to your wedding.
I think they would be fine for a save the date – but if your theme is at the beach and vintagey and not at like…the college you went to or on christmas then I would be very confused as a guest.
If you love the picture of your fiance dressed as an elf, I would have that picture somewhere at the actual wedding, no on the invite.
But in my personal opinion, there shouldn’t be any photographs on an invitation and that should be saved for a save the date instead.
But again, just my personal opinion and how I would feel if I received it in the mail.
Post # 9
I think they’re cute. They’re very informal and laid back and if that the type of people you are having and the type of wedding you are having then I say go for it.
However, if your wedding is slightly formal you may want to change the invite a bit as this comes across to me as a very informal almost backyard style wedding invite. I wouldn’t necessarily think I needed to dress up to go to this wedding, for example.
Post # 10
Oh yeah – no that’s fine, my fiance’s wearing converse trainers to the wedding! 😛
We’re pretty laid back, and the wedding’s going to be quite small, about 40 odd people, so they all know us quite well and they would know that this is just a fun invite 😀