(Closed) What's ALL THE HYPE with Engraved Invitations?! They Seem Stuffy

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are engraved invitations better than regular

    Yes

    No

    Depends on the invitation that is not engraved

    I'll explain below

  • Post # 47
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    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s definitely personal preference.

    If I was invited to a formal wedding, I would think engraved or letterpress invitations should be the ones chosen.

    For a more laid back atmosphere, anything will do.

    I really don’t think it matters and wouldn’t criticize others choices.

    Post # 52
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @BrideToBe14:  When we get married I’ll be 24 and groom will be 26. We aren’t old and stuffy by any means! There were a few reasons that I decided to go with a simple, traditional, William Arthur invitation. I didn’t want to look back at it in 30 years and be like “ugh, that’s so 2014!” and I wanted to have something that I could frame and scrapbook that would look timeless. Additionally, my mom and I are really into paper and stationary, so it was important that the paper felt thick and substantial. Finally, we are having a formal evening wedding at a very nice, well-known venue in town. While I have an appreciation for a lot of the more colorful and bold invitations, I didn’t feel that it suited the formality of our event. I did make sure, however, that the font is legible because I hate it when I have to squint to decipher it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 53
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    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @BrideToBe14:  I am a stuffy old fuddy-duddy that appreciates an engraved invitation. Please do not invite me to a formal affair with an invitation that was printed off your home computer, or home crafts kit. For a backyard BBQ or the like, OK, but when you’re having a formal gathering, yes, I would expect that a “formal” invitation be used. 

    Post # 54
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    2409 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @BrideToBe14:  Oy. Well, if you have a prestigious venue + glitter (like one of your example invites), that reads holiday party festive, not necessarily formal.

    For example, my Fiance works for a very well known company that used a super exclusive caterer + historic venue + sold out musical guest as the artist for their holiday party, and people wore jeans and a sportcoat. For an evening event. It was perfectly acceptable because that’s the culture ๐Ÿ™‚

    The CD one is strange to me, since I don’t know people who have CD players so I think 90’s party, what what. 

    The last one seems like a day wedding from 1st glance, since I can’t read the details. Time of wedding would be how I determine what to wear. 

    I suggest you consult some trusted aunts, cousins, etc both younger and older to get a read. I don’t have context to your background so it’s hard to say. Feel free to have more off-beat invites if you want, just be aware haters might hate or misunderstand what you’re going for. 

    Post # 55
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Everyone has different taste clearly what you like or dislike wont be the same as everyone else. I personally dont like the first invite in your post either, mine was black with light blue font/design.

    Or maybe those people are just that incredibly boring

    Post # 56
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @BrideToBe14:  We are not old school and stuffy, which is the first thing that I feel when I was looking at those fancy engraved invitations.  Both my Fiance and are laid-back fun people.  In no way does a script engraved invitation show people who we are.  Ours are colorful shades of purple with our names in a fun script.  they are us!  Is our wedding a night formal one?  Yes…who cares!  I hate how there are so many rules about what certain wedding things have to be like.  So annoying! 

    Dare to be different!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 57
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    4554 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I liked letterpress but all the ones I could find that weren’t plain and stuffy-looking were $$$$$.

    Post # 59
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It’s just a more traditional look.  I think there are ways to make it look traditional without seeming boring.  I’m personally glad that I didn’t choose an overly trendy invitation or theme for my wedding.

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