Are these as ugly as I think they are?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@melitabonita:  I will be honest…I don’t like them, the sloppiness of the pearl beads is making them look bad. Perhaps you could go with out the beading and just leave the floral.

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@melitabonita:  I think I’d like them better without the pearl border

Post # 6
2657 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with the PP’s, I think the issue is with the pearls.  I really like the colors and flowers, but I think the crooked pearls are not adding anything to it.  I’d either redo the pearls a little more neatly or replace it with a different border – maybe some ribbon or a smaller strand of pearls.

Post # 7
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not sure how much this would cost, but could you fill in the entire front of the letter with pearls? That would hide the uneven-ness of the border.  Or if you redo them, get the pearls on a string to help with them being straight.

Post # 8
3806 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@melitabonita:  i don’t like them. if i were a guest, my first thought would be “oh! a family member must’ve made them and forced her to use them.” then my second thought would be “why didn’t they make one that said MRS?”

Post # 9
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Personally I would take that flower off the middle of the M

Post # 10
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sorry but I’m not a fan. they look really sloppy.

Post # 11
12873 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lina010:  +1  The pearls are too sloppy imo.  Are they individual?  What about trying  a strand?  The font/shape of the letter is (sorry for lack of better word) juvenile to me too, what about a more script-ish or font with more elegant curves and proportion.


Post # 12
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First of all, I think the lighting isn’t doing it any favors. Any opinions we have are going to be slightly off just because we’re not seeing true colors or proper details (like are those flowers violet or green or grey? I can’t tell).


I don’t really care for the pearls around the side, they’re a bit too big and seem slightly tacky in my eyes.


But (BIG BUT), bear in mind you’re asking us to nitpick. I think if we were guests at your wedding, we’d see it, smile at the work done and move in, thinking nothing beyond  that. Our job is to look at the details but when everything comes together, this small things won’t matter as much.

Post # 14
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

Being brutally honest, I don’t really like them. I think both the pearls and the flowers make the letters- to use the horrendous word!- tacky. I like @pinkshoes suggestion of a more elegant script

Post # 15
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would have to agree with the middle flowers on the M looking a little out of place, HOWEVER I am not so crafty, and I made a card box that I thought wasn’t good, but everyone else loves it.

No matter what everyone else thinks, if you want them on your chairs or what not, go for it. Its something you wanted to make for YOUR wedding. Go for it. No all of us got the crafty gene 🙂

Post # 16
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

How about if you print off a really beautiful M and R on square cardstock, individually frame them (with matting in your colors perhaps), then put a flower or two in one of the corners? You could save them and put them in your house after as a memento!

The letters you have now are pretty rough, I will admit (only because you asked)

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