Post # 1
I just finished my rough draft of my invitations. I designed them in Adobe Indesign. The pocket is from Cardsandpockets.com in the color sand, which is shimmery. The wording will be on ivory paper with a pink matte behind it. The swirl design is a stamp.
Now is when it gets tricky. Should I have Cardsandpockets print my design for a more polished look? Or save tons of $ by printing it myself?
What do you think I should change/adjust?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Sodo Park
Are your inserts going to be vertical like that, as well? If not, you may want to make everything landscape.
That being said, your invitation looks LOVELY! If you printed that yourself, I think you could totally get away with printing it. If you’re worried about how it might look, you could always check out Kinkos or something and see what their rate is.
Post # 4
Lovely job! I would recommend printing the main part of the invitation on an ivory shimmer paper. I think it’d look gorgeous and would really make things stand out. Cards and Pockets does a great job printing, but you can also go to your local printer and it may wind up being cheaper actually and would be less hassle than printing at home.
Also, if I could make a suggestion- if you are adamant on doing some lower case lettering, pick a different font that is the same height. It looks kind of awkward with some of the words capitalized, and some of them not (ie: two thousand thirteen vs the line above it). Or you could just capitalize with what needs capitalizing, but I don’t think you should have some of the lines all lower case. Does that make any sense? I just got off of a heck of a long day at work so I may not be wording my thoughts correctly, lol.
Post # 5
@Miss Campfire: Yep, the inserts will be vertical as well. Although, I’m considering the other pocket style (where the inserts sit at the bottom rather than to the side) I’m just not sure.
and thanks for the tip! 🙂
Post # 6
@PacificMrs: The sand pocket is shimmer. Do you think ivory shimmer would be too much on the inside?
I know what fonts you’re talking about with the capitalization thing. I tried to follow ettiquette as per what is supposed to be capitalized, but it confuses the heck out of me. I hope someone who is super into etiquette clicks on this thread! Thanks for your suggestion! 🙂
Post # 7
@OnceUponATime: Well lucky for you I had a design company for years, LOL!
You’ll want to capitalize Two Thousand Thirteen as well as the next line except for “in the”. Because those aren’t proper nouns, they aren’t capitalized.
“Marriage” and “children” should also be capitalized.
As far as looks, I think as long as the pink is a solid color, it’d look so Fairytale-esq with the main invitation shimmer!
Post # 8
@PacificMrs: Fairytale is exactly what I’m going for!! Percect 🙂
Capitalizing Two Thousand and Thirteen makes complete sense. (Having worked in my former university writing center as a tutor, that’s a “duh” moment for me. lol) Capitalizing marriage and children is interesting. I never knew that. What’s the reasoning behind it?
What design program did you use with your company?? I designed my high school’s yearbook and have recently fallen in love with invitation design, but I haven’t mastered how to embellish my designs. I don’t know how to get stock images with transparent backgrouns and I have no clue how to create embellishments in Photoshop!
Post # 9
I think its beautiful as it is!
if you want to save money – I think cutting costs from the invitations budget is a great way to go. there are better ways to use your money in the wedding e.g dress, reception etc.
I myself am going down the DIY route. if your invitation looks pretty (Which i think it does) – use it and send it for printing yourself!