(Closed) What would you think if you received an invitation like this?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

yikes! I think humor is good, but that’s just degrading everything special about it. Sounds like something you might put more as a joke on facebook, but I don’t think it would be appropriate for an actual invite…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

lol I would think it was a strange invitation but I would laugh.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can see why this would be completely fitting for some people’s personalities. BUT….if I received this, then I’d be a bit put off. Being invited to witness someone’s wedding is an honor, and this trivializes it a bit. I’d be less likely to take time off work or make other sacrifices to come to it. 

If you know your guests and think they’d get it, then it could work. But I wouldn’t find it amusing. (I’d also take out the part of “if they remember”).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it completely depends on your guests and your personal style as a couple. If you two are always joking around like this and your guests are expecting it from you, then you could probably get away with it. I know I personally wouldn’t be comfortable sending something like this to my extended family, but maybe if your wedding is just close friends and family, then they might “get it.” 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think its quirky & funny but there’s something missing. It’s really going to depend on the execution.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly I would roll my eyes if I received this. It depends on your personality though- you said you are both very dry, so would your friends and family anticipate something like this? If so, it would probably make people laugh, but if no one is expecting this, it might just seem odd.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I’m going to go with would laugh but might be too far, especially if you have older relatives, because it seems to make a bit too much light of the whole thing and marriage in general.  We didn’t do traditional wording on ours, but our first version was:

You are invited to witness the unthinkable as Jinxstar & Hexsun intentionally fulfill numerous doomsday prophesies and become husband and wife.

which I sadly decided would be too much for some of my relatives, but would probably would have run with if we could have found the right invitation images.  😀

I used http://offbeatbride.com/2007/12/wedding-invitation-wording-that-wont-make-you-barf for ideas for mine.

Good luck working the wording out.  It took me a while to come up with something we both were happy to use.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MrsRugbee:  love that second one. I agree that the OP’s first draft is missing something. Makes it seem like you don’t actually want people to come.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I’m not sure; it does seem very derogatory about the whole wedding thing in the first place, and trivializes a really important event, like PP’s have said. You can be funny without being negative about weddings; I’d try for that instead

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I am going to disagree with PP’s on this one because I think if it fits you and your FI’s personalities and sense of humor ….. I say go for  it!

 

I mean, I am sure no one who gets that would seriously think, ” Well, they must not value the sanctity of marriage because they took a different approach with their invitations”

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ebet24, while I totally respect your sense of humor and I can see you want something that isn’t your run of the mill wedding invitation, I think there are other, perhaps better ways to accomplish this.

If I got this invitation in the mail, even if I knew you, I’d think to myself, “they are going to regret that in 15 years!” It loses hilarity in being so uncomfortable. Like FutureMrsRugbee points out, there are ways to make a wedding invitation funny, informal, edgy, quirky, and even a bit uncomfortable, yet not so nonchalant and ostracizing.

Good luck and let us know what you come up with!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsRugbee:  I think these are better. The OPs wording is more awkward than funny. 

@ebet24:  You can do better 😉 

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