Friggin’ Vellum

I found this video today and had to share it with the people who I knew would appreciate it best: you guys. First watch, then discuss.

*Warning: Video contains profanity and might not be safe for work!

Found via A Cup of Jo

I definitely had feelings of inadequacy when I received my first envelope-within-an-envelope invitation. I had never heard of inner and outer envelopes until then and thought it was just some sort of extra fancy wealth flaunting vessel. If you’re naive like me, read this informative Yahoo Answers post (oxymoron?) about what inner envelopes are for.



Personal pic

My own invitation suite was definitely more playful than fancy, which is the look I was going for, but I still feel a little “f*** me” every time I see an invitation with calligraphy, letterpress, or, dear God, vellum. So I can kind of feel this couple’s pain.

On the other hand, I tied 150 knots in order to make our invitations. I made homemade napkin rings. I did all kinds of over the top, pointless crap all in the name of making my wedding oh so special. So maybe my wedding made people go “holy f***ing balls, what is this, a candy buffet? Shit.” I kind of hope my wedding inspired obscenities from our guests, because I am serious about weddings. If you could see my face right now, you would not see me laughing. F***.

Also, we had an open bar, so I guess we’re pwning this game.

Has someone else’s wedding ever made you feel f***ing inadequate? Did you use vellum in your invitations?


Mrs. Unicycle

Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:28 pm

    This is hilarious. We went to 2 weddings within a month from ours, and couldn’t help to compare. In the bright side, we stood behind our wedding all the time and although these weddings had better this or better that, we knew we wouldn’t had paid for those kind of things either way, so it was ok.

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    emmalyn 479 posts, Helper bee @ 6:44 pm

    Loved it!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:08 pm

    Ha! Mr. P and I both really enjoyed that. Thank you, Uni!

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    mariewest 304 posts, Helper bee @ 8:12 pm

    O.M.G. F***ing hysterical! Thank you for sharing! I’ve been doing this too with my invitations, designing, then redesigning, and then wondering if I should include a pocket folder and what type of card stock to use… but no vellum. I’m sharing this with everyone.

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    gramgeek 1398 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:51 am

    Wow, so funny but I didn’t give a crap about these things and I’m so glad I didn’t now that the wedding is over. No one cares. I used vistaprint and I also kind of think maybe we didn’t even need physical invitations. Because, no one cares. Our friends commented it was such a lovely and personal touch that we hand written a message on the back of each place card. Even then they left them behind.

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:28 pm

    hahaha Amazing! I totally pre-judge weddings based on the invitations, and I think yours are awesome.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:26 am

    I’ve seen both: really awesome invitations that have made me go f-ck in the ‘HOW DO I EVEN COMPETE?!’ way and invitations that have made me go f-ck in the ‘are these people for real? What even is this?’ way.

    P.S. I love yours.
    P.P.S. People often try to use ‘no one will notice except a fellow bride/bride-to-be’ regarding invitations. I totally say NOT TRUE. I’ve been an invitation/paper product creeper my whole life.

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    kat2822 23 posts, Newbee @ 4:50 pm

    Amazing video, I just watched all the ones they have posted. Thank you for bringing this into my life!!

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    missgemini 599 posts, Busy bee @ 7:57 am


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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 8:13 am

    Thank you for posting that video. It makes me feel less crazy.

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    may2013wedding 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:44 am

    Haha that video is hilarious! It’s hard not to compare yourself to other brides-to-be, but I guess you just have to be happy with your decision and not everyone should have the same exact things. While some people spend a ton of time and money on their invitations, I chose to focus on making sure my guests would have a great time at the reception!! :-D

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