(Closed) What to do–Invitations are too casual

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What should I do to increase the formality
    Don't worry about it--it is an evening wedding, not a big deal : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Add a vellum or ribbon band/wrap to the invitation : (19 votes)
    48 %
    Add semi formal attire suggestion to the map card / website : (12 votes)
    30 %
    Something else? Leave a note below : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    can you post some pics?

    Post # 5
    34 posts
    • Wedding: July 2009

    o my goodness they are so cute! i wouldnt really worry about it. however, vellum anything looks good =p

    Post # 6
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Well, you could add a vellum wrap or overlay? Or inner/outer envelope?

    Kind of a toughie because while I LOVE the theme, thinking as a guest… it definitely wouldn’t say semi-formal to me at once.

    Putting it on your wedding website would probably be fine, the "older generation" that’s not as tech-savvy would probably dress up anyways. Or spread it by word of mouth, if that’s an option.

    I like them a lot though! Very cute!

    Post # 7
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Actually, you could do what I did. The invitations were made by a printer who also has an Etsy shop. While the design was great,they too needed ‘something.’ After sitting and looking at them awhile,I knew what they needed. It’s really a simple thing to do,but can really make such a difference.

    The invitations came with a black swirl pattern. I bought 2 sizes (5 & 7mm) of black crystals,and hand glued them over the dots in different places. I also used the crystals on the response cards,menus and table numbers. They didn’t sell them in self stick like they do in other colors and rhinestones,but it was simple to add a small dot of Tacky Glue and center them. Allow to dry and they changed the whole look of the invites! Everything was in a pocketfold,so after experimenting with several colors,used sheer silver ribbon tied in a knot to close them.

    I’ll find pictures so you can see. With your colors you could always use a few clear rhinestones or crystals…maybe even one in the center. It’s so easy!

    Post # 8
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    with crystals added

     sorry. can’t add images! Have to figure this out. lol


    Post # 11
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

    Yes, I say add some crystals or other embellishment and it’ll be fine! Don’t stress 🙂

    Post # 12
    495 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    No big deal I don’t think and if you really want it to be semi-formal dress for the guests then say somethign on your website or map card as you said.  Don’t worry-they’re super cute! 🙂

    Post # 13
    15 posts
    • Wedding: July 2008

    Those are great and I do agree that crystals can give it that added elegant look! 

    Post # 15
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    those are some cute invitations! 

    Post # 16
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2000

    I really like the invites. The venue location should speak for itself. The worse that could happen is SOME people won’t dress appropriately and SOME people might call to ask how they should dress….don’t think of your invites as a mistake and embellish if it really matters to you. But definitely don’t worry or draw it to other people’s attention after the fact…b/c most will just open it up and admire!

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