Invitation opinions?

Hello ladies,


So not looking for invites I found these partial DIY's at Target by Anna Griffin. I thought they were pretty but I'm not sure if they "go" with my colors. Does it really matter? The peach envelope lining does go with the peach flowers I'm planning to order but there is no lavender and minimal plum. Thoughts? Will they do?


Posted on February 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm
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theDame
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i think unless you have these as table numbers or printed menus, it won't really matter if it "goes". Unless you have this design there on the day, no one will remember what the invite colors were...
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 2:58 pm
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Thanks Dame. Are they just painfully too girly? haha, my FI has this concern sometimes with wedding things! I'm thinking of omitting the ribbon to make it slightly less girly.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 3:02 pm
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I love them...and remember it's not about being matchy-matchy but coordinated and also creating an all over feel for the event. These are very shabby-chic and springy/summery...does that fit your "theme"? Looking at the mood board, I would say Y-E-S!





If so, go for it! As for too girly...these are quite feminine, but I think that's okay. You can always choose a strong font to bring some masculinity to it.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 3:28 pm
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Here's the other problem! I already designed my STD's which were printed on white, not ecru like this. They had a masculine font which I can carry over but they used black type and a little bit of lavender - am I just messing with the whole "theme" or "coordinated" feeling?

I DIY'd some other invites but they looked more shabby than chic and when I got a friend's invite in the mail - well I didn't know they could be so pretty! So I've been looking around now and found these quite by accident and also quite on sale... hehe

As far as themes go, its totally morphed! There are elements in my profile but I'm still lacking a "descriptive theme"
I picked out colors I liked and that seem to flow... but I don't know! Our site is more like a 1900's "summer cottage" (old mansion, very turn of the century American) so I'm trying to give the vibe of old Americana, Gilded Age but not so stuffy, like the Gilded Age on a beach holiday if that makes sense...

Oh this wedding has morphed! It was originally a bbq at our own polo club but now its this DW haha, we'll see... Thoughts? Thanks for sharing ladies!
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 3:47 pm
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Thanks for the encouragement Lori!
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 3:47 pm
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match, schmatch!

My STDs look nothing like my invites. I dont think you need a matching stationary suite. Do what you like.

My wedding morphs everyday. By the time I'm walking down the aisle my theme/feel will have changed at least 10 times.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm
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I don't believe in matchy, matchy. I believe things look better if they just coordinate with one another.

My invites look NOTHING like my reception decor. Totally different colors and styles.

Don't worry. Just do what you love. It will all look amazing.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm
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I really like your invites. I was at Target the other day looking at all they had to offer. I was really impressed. If you love them, then go for it!
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 5:01 pm
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I agree with the pp...chose what you love and it will all go together, because it's all you (and FI, of course. My STDs were orange and green and my invites were brown and aqua...the only thing that tied them together was seashells...

Invites can certainly set the tone. What is your budget? There are so many great options out there. Perhaps you can keep looking and then get a few choices and narrow it down from there?

Do you have photos of what you've been considering?
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 5:44 pm
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Hi Lori - well I don't really have a budget other than cheap? haha Basically the cheaper the better. I've had a hard time finding invites. So, as previously stated, I thought I would DIY - didn't work! I did want something classic and if it had floral or anything I wanted it to look like it was printed pre-1950's. I love the modern looking invites but they just were not for me... That being said, the choices were kind of limited, esp staying at the lower end.




I do like these its just the ecru paper versus white for everything else that is really getting to me I guess and the lack of purple... if that makes sense!






Okay I think I have an idea for the lack of lavender - how does this look? I had extra lavender vellum from my lanterns









How about these? just kidding


Posted on February 20, 2008 at 12:32 am
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Did you try einvites dotcom? It's Costco's invitation service- I know it's been mentioned but they have options for as little as $2-$3 a piece. Also etsy dotcom; it's an indie site of mom and pop designers and I have seen some great, unique designs on the lower price point as well (you have to put wedding invitation in the search)
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 1:48 am
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oh and you might want to check out:
http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/shop/wedding-invitations.htm
they also have invites under $2.50
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 2:10 am
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I think it looks fine with the lavender ribbon if it's important to tie it all in, but not necessary. I think that it looks better with the original bow - especially if you are hoping to evoke the feeling of old cottage.
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 2:39 am
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Soooo beautiful! I think you and I have taste that is very similar. I like the modern invitations, but they are not for me. I want very girly, very traditional, very classic looking. These are so perfect! As for the white bow or lavender bow; go with the white-it is perfect! Good luck to you!
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 4:36 am
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Okay I think I'm just going to keep them and leave it without any ribbon or vellum paper trim... I'm still uneasy about the ecru v white but I'll get over it I suppose :) Thanks ladies
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 8:58 am

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