Critique our Engagement Party Invitations!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
715 posts
Busy bee

I like the general idea. 

I also like the tree – but if those were mine I’d probably want the woman and man a little bit bigger in relation to the tree.

Post # 4
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Overall I like the whole image, I looked up your invitations, they really tie together. However, those two black silhouettes confuse me too. I don’t know if she can change it, imho I’d pick different postures for a couple or switch a man with a woman.

Post # 5
588 posts
Busy bee

I like it! I have no objection to the size/posture of the man/woman. They’re to scale with the tree and cute!

Post # 6
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Are you after just layout critique or the whole thing? IMHO I don’t like the left hand image but I don’t really want to say why as i don’t want to ruin it for you 🙁 x

Post # 7
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

LeopardPrintBee:  You should say so that she can decide for herself. No benefit to keeping quiet if you see a problem.

FutureMrsJohnson_:  I would change the opening text to: “You are invited to the engagement party of”. Th. statement you have now, with “for” at the end, seems a little awkward to me.

Post # 8
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think it’s adorable!

Post # 9
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

FutureMrsJohnson_:  Instead of “your presence is our present,” I would change it to “your presence is THEIR present.” Otherwise, it sounds like you are sending the invites when someone else should be.

Post # 10
3217 posts
Sugar bee

I think you should name the host. Mary Jones, not just bride’s grandmother.  (Unless that was just to protect her privacy).

It is also impolite to mention gifts in any capacity, even to say no gifts.  Gifts are never required so no need to say it. 

It kind of looks like they lady is being pulled off the ground by her chest.  I would try to ground her a bit. 

Overall it’s cute. 

Post # 15
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would change the wording to:

Host’s Name invites you to celebrate the engagement of


Alexandria and Ryan



at Time


RSVP to PhoneNumber by June First

Your presence is their present!


I think that order makes things flow better. I don’t see a need to specify that it’s your grandmother hosting; that sort of thing can be explained by word of mouth. I used a similar phrase concerning no gifts for my engagement party because I’m from a gift-giving family/circle of friends, and they definitely would have brought gifts if I hadn’t specifically asked them not to. Lots of people on the Bee will tell you not to have that there, but absolutely none of my famly/friends were offended in any way and they all appreciated knowing whether or not they should bring something.

As for the image, I think it’s really cute.  I agree with one of the PPs that the girl should be a little lower down so it doesn’t look like she’s being pulled up.

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