Anyone want to critique my DIY Save the Dates?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

These are adorable.  I recently got a STD on an old library card like this.  The bride typed them on an old typewriter, and in the lines, listed significant events (first date, etc.)  They were a big hit!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@birchwood29:  such a cute idea! I love the typeface and format, my suggestions would be to add a bit of color. Maybe print them on a faded yellow or gold so they can still look vintage (if those colors work with your wedding) and also make it clear what date the wedding is. Maybe bold it even more or make it a diff. color, and/or add the word “in” before the city so as to be very clear? Even though I totally get it (and love the wording) I just don’t want guests to glance at it too quickly and have a hard time confirming/finding the wedding date. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think that the ‘Date issued’ and ‘Date Received’ are a bit confusing.

I also wouldn’t include the line ‘Do no lose this card’.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree about the date issued, it it supposed to be when the invitations go out?? It would be cute to put the date u started dating!! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@DanielleI:  yes! This was my concern above too. Either date dating, or engagement date?! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@MrsMeowton:  I like the general idea but agree with others that the dates might be confusing; 

maybe like others suggested directly write

“met” 

“started dating” 

“are getting married” 

(or maybe some more milestones) and have the date that goes with it behind each; and maybe do the other milestones in blue/black and the wedding date in red. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it looks better without colour, but it’s awesome!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsMeowton:  I really like them. Is “date issued” supposed to be when the book was issued in publication or when you took out the book from the library?  I forget. Anyway, is there anyway to get a more stamp looking font for the “date received”, just a minor detail cause it wouldn’t be typed crooked. It’s the hand stamping that makes them crooked. Or I don’t know how many you have to make, maybe you could just buy a date stamp and stamp them. It would be something for a little extra umph.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsMeowton:  I really love this idea! I liked your first version – without colour – better, and agree that putting it on an antique-ish coloured paper would really add to the effect. Also in full agreement about taking out the ‘do not lose this card’ part as I think it sounds a bit harsh. Clarifying the dates is important – most people will know which date to save but because they are in the same year there could be some confusion.  I love jadinc’s idea to actually stamp the date! All said, super cool idea and I’m sure your guests will love them! What other literary touches are you including? 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsMeowton:  So glad to hear all of the bees feedback was helpful! Can’t wait to see finished product!

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