(Closed) Would these be tacky invitations?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wouldn’t think so…I think it would be different, I’d say go ahead.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not sure I like the idea of a photo invite for a wedding.  Could you use that for a Save the Date instead?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is what my Fiance and I are doing for our Save the Dates, postcard style.

I think that if you’re really on a limited budget, and you could tie in the picture and the information nicely, I think that your guests would understand.

Although, if you’re concerned about it maybe you could browse Ebay for DIY invitation kits. That’s what I did; I paid $30.00 for a 100-piece kit (invites + envelopes and rsvp cards + envelopes), and I love them!

i.e. http://cgi.ebay.ca/WILTON-WEDDING-INVITATION-KIT-SWEET-HEARTS-SILVER-40-ct_W0QQitemZ200447518344QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2eab9a6688

Post # 6
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Helper bee

honestly, that sounds more appropriate for a christmas card than for a wedding invitation.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think it would be tacky.  If you were worried about it being flimsy or not quite formal enough, you could attach the photos to some colored cardstock, maybe.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Like most things, I think it totally depends on the formality of your event.  If you are going super casual they would probably be fine.  If you are doing very formal, you might want to go with something more traditional.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It is fine if the style of your wedding is funky and casual and a morning or lunchtime event.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I prefer more formal invitations….but they could be nice “thank you” cards or Save-The-Date Cards.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t really like engagement pictures on invites, personally.  If you are going for cost effective, you could look into the kits at target and such that are like $25 for 50 invites.  I think a lot of those are actually really nice.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it would be cute as invitations to some of the wedding events and even as Save the Date cards and thank yous like some other bees said, but I might personally go with something a little more traditional for my invitations to the actual wedding.

If you’re looking for cost effective, have you ever been on vistaprint.com? They have tons of neat stuff on there and if you sign up with your email they are ALWAYS doing free invitations, you just pay four bucks for shipping.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

i think that sounds cute! but i agree with the other posters that it might be better for save-the-dates or a reception card. but it’s totally up to you and if you feel that it fits with your whole wedding vibe — then go for it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I once got a wedding invite that had separate pictures of the bride and groom (so one of each of them) – the worst part was that the picture aspect ratio was changed, so the picture looked all stretched. Not nice…

I am from the school of thought that the invitation should not have pictures. Save sharing the engagement pictures until the ceremony, where you can have a large collage of the pictures (which you will later display in your house anyways), in a slideshow during the reception or on your wedding website.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think they’re tacky, and if you’re having a fairly informal event they’re probably just fine. 

Personally I prefer something a little more traditional, but really, most people are just going to toss them in the trash, so this is probably a great place to save some money. 

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