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5 Hilarious Wedding Invitations That Deserve A Thumbs Up

5 Hilarious Wedding Invitations That Deserve A Thumbs Up

We have all seen the traditional wedding invitation, the one with the elegant font and the special day written completely out, including the year. These invites are pretty, but also quickly forgettable. Who says there are rules on banning creatively or more importantly humor on one of the most important announcements of your life? Here are five wedding invites that will crack you up and have you wishing you were invited to what is bound to be an epic union of two kindred spirits that know how to poke a little fun at themselves.

1. The invite which regards family issues with humor

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    One quick glance at this one and you might mistake it for another traditional invitation that is identical to the hundreds of others you have received over the years. On closer inspection, the cheeky nature of this invite clearly showcases a parent who blatantly disagrees with the woman his/her son will wed. Makes you kind of want to be there just to see the drama play out and see if vengeance will be served to the nameless bride who has a very public nut allergy. Or if it all, hopefully, was just a joke.

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    2. The invite which offers unexpected dinner options

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      This invite gets right down to one of the most crucial components of any nuptials: the dinner reception. There is nothing like enjoying forced seating, relatives on their third wine cooler or the confusing arrangement of silverware whose purpose is still quite foggy to you. At least there is hope in the actual catering, where food is usually pretty decent, especially the main course. Chicken breast? Classic choice, but a little boring, no? Pork Carnitas? Now we are talking. Children? Never tried it, but I am thinking I am too old for cannibalism and I should probably stick with the pork.

      3. The invite which gets a bit hairy

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        In case you have not noticed beards are definitely making a comeback, especially with the younger 20-30 age demographic. Whatever your stance on facial hair, it is hard to disagree that this invitation made good use of a clever beard pun. Hopefully this shave was consensual for all parties involved, but judging by the fiancee’s gleeful smirk and the fiance’s look of disbelief, we can guess who planned this photo opp. Surely, she will be forgiven once her fiance is sure he can grow a full beard once more, but not before he makes a mental note to never shave with the door open again.

        4. The invite which asks the important quesions in an unconventional way

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          This wedding invite covers all the bases: whether you can or cannot attend this couple’s special day, excitement level of the impending ceremony and whether or not they can expect to have house guests. If you can make it, then you are easily off the hook, but if not you better come up with a clever excuse. Being a bad dancer does not count. That is what open bars are for.

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          5. The invite which asks for the harsh truth

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            Going through all the possible scenarios that inevitably result in having a couple of loose canons as wedding guests, this invitation leaves no room for surprises. This couple knows that invited individuals from all parts of their life come with baggage, but when you list all the possible wedding guest behaviors, it makes it less stressful, right? Or maybe the opposite. It is hard to know what will happen if you invite your free-spirited Aunt Jane who never bothers to RSVP to anything, especially important life events. Or your childhood friend who has developed resentment based on a argument you had in the third-grade over an unfair lunch transaction and has repeatedly told you that he will publicly humiliate you on your wedding day. And let us not even get started on all your friends who are supposedly “gluten-intolerant.”

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            Last Updated on January 21, 2020

            The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

            The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

            Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

            your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

              Why You Need a Vision

              Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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              How to Create Your Life Vision

              Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

              What Do You Want?

              The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

              It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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              Some tips to guide you:

              • Remember to ask why you want certain things
              • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
              • Give yourself permission to dream.
              • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
              • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

              Some questions to start your exploration:

              • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
              • What would you like to have more of in your life?
              • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
              • What are your secret passions and dreams?
              • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
              • What do you want your relationships to be like?
              • What qualities would you like to develop?
              • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
              • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
              • What would you most like to accomplish?
              • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

              It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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              What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

              Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

              A few prompts to get you started:

              • What will you have accomplished already?
              • How will you feel about yourself?
              • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
              • What does your ideal day look like?
              • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
              • What would you be doing?
              • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
              • How are you dressed?
              • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
              • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
              • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

              It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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              Plan Backwards

              It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

              • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
              • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
              • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
              • What important actions would you have had to take?
              • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
              • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
              • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
              • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
              • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

              Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

              It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

              Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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