Post # 1
I ordered these custom address labels on Etsy for the back of envelopes and I really like them. I know all that matters is that my FI and I love them, but I showed them to my mom and grandmother and they both think the & sign is too confusing. When they see it, they think it looks like an S or an L.
I was thinking about either asking the seller if I can tweak the & sign or just changing the coloring. I was thinking the cream for & sign and dark khaki for our letters or the light grey for the & sign and dark grey for the letters. I chose those colors because we want to use these for our engagement party invitations, thank you cards, and Christmas cards, so I want it to be neutral for different colored envelopes. We should have a new address by the time of the wedding, so we won’t be using this exact one for invitations.
I painted out some parts, but here it is:
Post # 2
i see E & D
typically the middle is the last name initial, but & works too. its only an S if they write backwards.
Post # 3
I wasn’t too sure what I was looking at either (before I read your post), but it only took a couple seconds to realize it was E&D (right?). I think people can figure it out.
Post # 4
TaraMay_: Yes, it’s supposed to be E&D 🙂
Post # 5
FutureMrsDM: To me it was pretty clear that it was an ‘&’ sign… but I can see how it would be confusing to some people who haven’t looked at a ton of different fonts.
I voted for the dark and light grey, I think it would look really nice.
Post # 6
FutureMrsDM: I looked at the picture before I read the thread and thought it was your last initial. I’d change it to a more legible & or actually use your new last initial.
Post # 7
I’d have the & changed to be about half the size of the letters. As it is, the & is the center of attention
Post # 8
If I didn’t have the advantage of reading your thread, I would think it was a 3 letter monogram , and would therefore be struggling to figure out what the middle letter was.
I too would reduce the size of the ampersand.
Post # 9
I like the monogram, and I think the & is legible and pretty, but I agree with julies1949 that I’m used to seeing 3-letter monograms. Can you ask the seller what it would look like with your last initial?
Post # 10
I messaged the seller and asked if we could have the & smaller and our initals bigger, along with the light grey/dark grey swap. Hoepfully these little tweaks will help it stand out more..thanks everyone!