However, life kinda of got in the way and I just decided to go an easier route and do something online. It also meant we weren’t spending hundreds of dollars on invites and postage, were saving some trees and having lower carbon emissions given most of our invites would have been sent abroad and then posted back to us. Also, I realized, I have the postal addresses of a sum total of 2 of my friends!
I’ve also been thinking a lot about how Paul and I want this whole wedding thing to be a lot of fun. And how every couple says that. And means it. And then can’t seem to manage to make it work. The number of times I’ve gotten frustrated with Paul because I couldn’t get him to look at something to do with the wedding is ridiculous. It always ends with me saying “you just don’t care about the wedding!” Wrong. He just doesn’t care about thinking about every little detail when he gets home from a long day at work and I ambush him.
So I started to think about how can I ACTUALLY make this wedding fun. And the planning fun. And stop just saying that was my intention and getting caught up in having the perfect Pinterest type wedding.
So I set about googling funny wedding invites and man are there some odd ones out there. I think my personal favorite is the following:
I mean, fair play to them! Havin’ a bit of craic about the whole thing is to be respected! But I’m pretty sure Paul would call off the wedding if I suggested that we do this! And it’s not quite “us”.
Even Buzzfeed, usually the source of some good banter, seems to have been bitten by the Pinterest/DIY/Your Invite Sucks Unless It’s Super Hard To Do And Original vibe and have the following suggestions for “cute and clever ways to save the date”.
Other websites that claim to have “funny” save the dates, actually just have normal save the dates that they have tagged as “funny” in the hopes of hooking you in. Minted claim to have a “whimsical & funny” section when you google. But I’m pretty sure it’s just “whimsical”. Which I don’t think is ever a word you would use to describe either Paul or myself!
And then I stumbled upon Some Ecards and I finally, finally found something that made me laugh out loud! I mean their wedding invites and cards are just amazing. Having often seen amazing cards posted from this site on Facebook, I wish I had thought of them sooner. As soon as I sent Paul the following ecard as our potential save the date/invitation for his groomsmen, he replied “done”. Finally! Something he was excited about, and I was too!
And so the idea of banter ecards was in motion! We ended up bucketing our friends and family into different ecard groups and sending them an email which included the ecard at the top, and our invitation (which I designed spur of the moment last night using a google powerpoint doc!) as an attachment.
Here are the ecards we sent: