Post # 1
My invite is here.
(Names have been changed but length of names kept.)
My concerns are it seems like it’s missing something. A border? I’ve been fighting with borders in Photoshop and I just outright suck at them. I suck at Photoshop as a whole though. Haha. Anyone know of any border/corner brushes that would look good? I wanted something like this.
Also, I am not in love with my informational font. My friend called it boring. I kind of agree, I want a little jazzier something to go with the script, but I don’t know what? Suggestions for free fonts? The script is called Delicious Cake.
We are having a whimsical, woodland fairy tale wedding. Not princessy/Disney, but more vintage and Grimms-y.
Let me know your thoughts!
Post # 3
i like it. i think it’s a cute idea.
however, traditionally the bride’s name goes first on an invitation.
Post # 4
@colorofmyheart: Both of our parent’s are contributing equally, so I am unsure if it matters. Plus I hate being known as Bride & Groom; I prefer everyone to associate us as Groom & Bride. 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 5
I LOVE YOUR INVITES!!! =)
Post # 6
I like the invites. My only criticism is that I hate seeing years written out as words rather than numbers. It’s just about okay in the top part where it kind of fits with the ott fairytale-esque flounciness, but in the informational part I hate it. Writing the year out in full isn’t a thing anyone does, so it just looks wrong and a bit silly imo.
Might just be a personal quirk, but it’s the only critique I have.
Post # 7
@Fanciful: I don’t think it has anything to do with who is paying. I would still have bride’s name first. It’s part of the formality of the invitation.
Post # 8
@Fanciful: I love the wording. I agree with pp’s your name should be first. It’s a lovely invite, if I were your guest I’d love to receive that in the post. Another idea/suggestion would be to have a wax seal on the envelope.
Post # 9
It’s so cute! The only thing I don’t really like the different colors with the fonts. I understand it’s meant to draw attention to certain aspects of the invite, but it bothers me a bit. Not sure why. But if you like it, go for it! It’s a very cute idea!
Post # 10
I love it!! I adore your fairy tale font!
I agree that the other font looks a little boring. What about something like this: http://www.dafont.com/aubrey.font?text=are+joined+in+holy+matrimony&psize=s&back=theme
I don’t think you want anything that looks too fancy or else it will take away from the other font.
I think a border would look really nice. That or you need to add some kind of graphic. Maybe a couple butterflies or birds could be “sitting” on one of the letters? Or you could have a graphic of a tree along the left side.
I also don’t like the alignment of the first few lines. Can you make the first paragraph “justify” and then the “their families request…” line centered, and then also center the “are joined in holy matriomy”? Visually it looks a little funny to me right now.
Post # 11
That is a fantastic idea! I will deff be looking into seeing how much that would cost.
I hear you, I’ve never been a fan if it either, but I feel putting in the numbers will sort of kill the look I’m going for. Thanks!
I hear you — I’ve tweaked the colors to be more.. even?
Oh, I like the simple print. I will download it and try it out. And you’re right, it definitely needs a border. I have yet to find PS brushes that I love enough to be the border, and I don’t know how to design my own.
I’ve tweaked it to look like this! Any thoughts?
Post # 12
I was a proofreader by trade for five years, and the fact that there aren’t at least two commas in the first two lines is kind of making my eye twitch.
If I was designing this, I’d format it as:
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a boy met a girl. They fell in love, and have been inseparable ever since.
I think the history part is neat, but that’s more something that belongs on the program and website, IMO. The invitation should be formal, lovely and brief. (But you do you. If you love it, leave it in.)
Post # 13
I love the wording… but I think it should be all centered. “their families request the honour…” should be centered, as well as “are joined in holy matrimony”
I love the purple, and I think the font is fine. It’s readable. If you do two fancy fonts, it will look too busy. Do you like one of these for the border?
Post # 15
As a liberal arts major, I hear you. I find a comma in the header more distracting than it’s absence, though. I can’t believe I missed the one after faraway land though! Thanks.
I do agree that the the history bit makes it long, but I feel like it ads to the storybook effect we are going for.
Ooh, I like the “elegance” one indeed. I tried a few similar to the “royal” but I find it to be overwhelming.
Did y’all see the editted invitation? (minus your changes, which happened after I made this one! your edits will go in version 23453344. )
Post # 16
@EffieTrinket: Ms. Proofreader, you missed the typo in “marriage”!
@Fanciful: OP…. you’ve a typo in “marriage”. You’ve got it written as “marraige”. Also, “and they” after “boy met a girl” is redundant with the “They” three words later. To remove any kind of redundancy, I would suggest you change it to “a boy met a girl and the two fell in love.” Then, when you use “they” you won’t have just used it. I just feel it reads much better.
However, the comma before “and” in the first line is not needed. Two things have happened in this series of events. 1) A boy and a girl met. 2) They fell in love. A comma before “and” is ONLY needed in a series which contains three or more events. (Ex: A boy met a girl, fell in love, and got engaged.) This will remove some of the “comma diarrhea” in that first sentence.