Post # 1
We are DIY’ing our invites to save some money, and since I was in a crafty mood last night, I decided to sit down and create my mock up of our invitation suite! I am quite pleased with the results. I still think it needs a little something though….maybe you ladies could help 🙂
Note: I used screen clippings so I could easily blur out personal info as needed, so the colors don’t appear as dark as they print out. And its only on computer paper for now…don’t want to accidentally muck up the expensive stuff…so please excuse that lol
Here is the RSVP Card (front and back):
And the mock-up:
Post # 3
Nice and clean. I’d personally do a more fancy font for the invitation details. I’d also take off the registry information – that shouldn’t really be included in your invitation. If people cant’ find out online where ou are registered, they will ask. Word of mouth is best way to spread that type of information.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I agree with the PP, use a nicer font for the invitation than the standard (what is that, times new roman?) so that it looks more professional
Post # 5
I agree with everything the PPs stated. Also, I’d take out the “on” before Saturday, and write out your state’s name instead of using the abbreviation. I’d also mount a color cardstock border behind the invite in purple or green. It just looks a little too stark inside the lace pocket.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah, that Times New Roman looks like a work document, ack! (No offense, that’s just my association with it.) I would try to find something that’s somewhat plain but a little more formal or festive. (1001freefonts.com has a ton.)
Also, maybe scoot the “alicia & tony” to the right a bit so it’s centered when the lace is on it. It looks off-kilter.
I think if you put the registry info on your website, that’s enough.
Besides that, I like it!
Post # 7
@missaliam: i love the little lace jacket. i would centre your names at the top so it looks more even in the jacket. the font. it’s boring. surely you have more to choose from.
i would omit the information regarding where you are registered. all of that should not be included with the invite. put it on your website. also, i would suggest using a very simple font for your website address. these should always be easy to read with just a glance.
i like the colours too.
Post # 8
Yes, I definitely what you all are saying about the font. Ick. Changed it to this: http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=shelter+me
Post # 9
The names are at a degree of rotation that reads as a bit severe. I’d straighten a tad. I’d also centre them as a PP mentioned due to the nature of your pocket.
i think you definitely need something on the pocket where the corners meet. Maybe a tag with your monogram, or a wax seal, etc.
Post # 10
I think you need a different font instead of the Times New Roman one. And I’d move your names down a bit. There seems to be a big gap between them and the invite details in your first pic.
Post # 11
Those are cute. I agree with the first critique. I would omit the registration info and make the details font a bit more eye catchig. I actually thought this was for an informal event after seeing the invite, but the lace sleeve (gorgeous!!) reads as more formal, so maybe work on making them flow together a little better. I really like the big “Alicia & Tony”!
Post # 12
Yeah, I ended up changing that nasty times font to something from dafont.com. It’s looking much better. It’ll also look a little more luxe when I can actually have them printed on legit paper and not cruddy computer paper (didn’t want to buy and waste it on a mock up lol)
We are going for a vintage/rustic theme, hence the lace sleeve–my favorite part :)! Saw the idea on Pinterest, and just HAD to have it lol…and it ended up working perfectly because my dress has similar lace on it 😀
Thank you everyone for your advice! Sometimes you just need a fresh pair of eyes to look something over! 🙂