Post # 1
I’ve played around with design programs enough that I figured I could try to design our save the dates. I downloaded Adobe Illustrator and went at it! The quality is a little poor in the pictures below, and it will be much sharper when printed.
Our wedding is at a ranch. It’s not so casual that the best man will be in jeans, but it’s no formal affair either. I plan to have succulents as the main flower with lots of earthy greens and eggplant purple throughout the decor.
This save the date postcard is being sent to my FI’s side in England, hence the date being written in the date/month/year format and the calendar being Mon-Sun.
So please be gentle but honest! Tell me if there are some tweaks needed or if it’s fine as it is. Thanks!
Post # 3
I really like it except how the date is printed. To me it should say January 11, 2014. Just looks a little off to me.
Post # 5
I agree about the date! Also maybe look for a slightly prettier font? I think you did a great job though!
Post # 6
You don’t need a return address on post cards, so you can take that off!
Post # 7
@peonies327: Yes, you do! I had one returned to me… and if it werent for my return address then I wouldve never known!!!
Post # 9
Actually, I would leave the return address on. If for some reason it gets returned to sender, you need that to let you know who didn’t get their save the date! I think it looks pretty, but those colors sort of make it look like a vineyard/wine themed wedding, and less ranch themed.
Post # 10
Nice job! They turned out cute! Have you thought about using a colored font on the front? The flowers, etc look so nice that the black is quite startling. And for the return address I would use both your names i.e. John & Jane.
Post # 11
Love it!!! Very pretty =D
Post # 12
@PuntaCanaBride: @HelloSweetie: The date is the way it is because I am sending this card to my FI’s side, who are all English and write dates as date/month/year. They would think January 11, 2014 looked odd. 🙂
Post # 13
I think it’s great. The only thing I would suggest is that the black font is so harsh compared to the nice, soft colours of the flowers. I’d tone it down a bit.
Post # 14
@HelloSweetie: I’ve played around with a lot of fonts, and I am not opposed to changing it. I feel like a fancy script doesn’t quite fit though. Would you suggest a prettier font for the “Save the Date” part or the “Jane and John are tying the knot” part?
@scampersand: Interesting comment on the colors! I will have to look at that and play around a little more. I see where you’re coming from. I’ve thought about fiddling more with it too.
@baletrina: @metalbride: I hadn’t given much thought to the font color! Thanks for the suggestion. I can see why it appears a bit stark. I will try to soften it up a bit.
Post # 15
Very cute but I do agree with pps about the date looking off but otherwise I really like it!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I think they are so cute!
You might want to experiment with more unique fonts. I don’t totally love the script you have there, and I agree with a PP that the black is a bit harsh.
Check out these fonts: Lavanderia, Jenna Sue, Blackjack or League Script .
These have a similar feel, but are a bit more polished.
Great job, though!!