(Closed) Will you critique my invitation proofs? Pretty please?! (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Input please!
    Include prices on accommodation insert. : (8 votes)
    15 %
    Do not include prices on accommodation insert. : (18 votes)
    33 %
    Two thousand and twelve. : (17 votes)
    31 %
    Two thousand twelve. : (11 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    491 posts
    Helper bee

    I think they look really nice. 

    I’m not sure how I feel about having the prices of the hotels on there. It seems helpful to people, but at the same time I just don’t love it. 

    Maybe if you just put that info on your website and say “For more reservation information see…” ?

    Post # 5
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    They are really pretty. They only thing I’m not to sure about is picking a meal before you know what it is, for example I eat chicken and beef but am super fussy abouts veggies/mushrooms etc so normally make my choice based on what sides/sauce etc is with it. Not everyone is as difficult as me though :p

    Post # 7
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’ve seen people put prices of hotels on invitations. Doesn’t seem weird to me!

    Post # 9
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    380 posts
    Helper bee

    @Nicoley1985:  Ooh this is almost like a survey and I love surveys! My answers are below πŸ™‚

    1. The date – I like “Two thousand and twelve” because that’s the way we say it and I feel that it flows a little better

    2. Menu choices on invite – I’ve only ever seen menu options on invites saying the protein (never the sauces or side-dishes) so if you’re 100% confident that there will be a chicken, beef and vegetarian option then I’d say go for it! It will make it so much easier than trying to get guests’ food orders in later once you’ve had the tasting.

    3. Reserving seats – this is a very good idea so the guest knows if they have a +1 or not. You fill that out before sending them out (and be prepared for some funny responses where they’ve crossed out your “1” and added a 2 or 3 Wink)

    4. Reception wording – Love it! Wouldn’t change a thing.

    5. Accommodation pricing – I wouldn’t include the price on the invite, but you appear to have a completely different card just for accommodation information, so in this case, I would say the prices are fine to leave on, especially if you are having a lot of out of town guests.

    YAY that was fun, hope I helped! Btw, I love your invites and the embossing, very classy!

    Post # 10
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    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I teach math…..the AND drives me nuts because when you say numbers or write them, the and is indicating a whole and a part — like the decimal place or if there is a whole number and a fraction kindof thing  — that said, when my Future Mother-In-Law designed my invitations and used the AND in the year….I figured it wasn’t worth discussing, but I know my teacher friends will notice πŸ™‚  I think it is so commonly said and done that way when referring to the year that it doesn’t matter too much to most people! 

    Post # 11
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    380 posts
    Helper bee

    @78science:  I guess we use “and” in maths differently in Australia. Smile

    Post # 12
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    According to stationary rules, you do NOT include the “and.” “And” means decimal in numbers, so saying two thousand and twelve means 2000.12. Clearly you don’t want that.

    Post # 13
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    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    very elegant!

    Post # 14
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Also, lose the “AND” betwen the two sets of parents. Up there, “and” indicated marrried, and those two sets of parents are not married to each other.

    Post # 15
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    On more thing. Your RSVP date is VERY early, and there is a downside to that. You are asking people to know their plans over a full month in advance. Many people will not be able to make a decision that early. So they won’t RSVP on time OR, even worse, they will RSVP no because they just can’t commit. You should have it 3, max 4, weeks before the wedding.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Officially, I don’t think you are supposed to have “and” in the year (math explanation above)… However, I still prefer it.  I think it is more common to use the “and”.

    I disagree about maybe moving your RSVP date closer to the wedding because many venues require that information by a certain date.

    For example, I had to have my RSVP date on July 31 for my September 3 wedding (5 weeks before the wedding).  I had to have final #s to my venue 3 weeks before the wedding.  Those 2 weeks of wiggle room allowed me to track down the people who hadn’t responded.  I always assume this is the case for early RSVP dates.  If this is not the case for you, then you could move it closer… but not a big deal

    For example, I just had to RSVP TWO months early for a wedding… I did it because I figured the venue required early notice.

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