DIY Invitations – Would love some advice :-)

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like the colors, they’re very summery!  I think you’ve got a great start going, but just needs more refinement one way or the other.  You’re kind of inbetween styles right now, and I would really think about what you’re going for – funky & vintage or modern & formal.  Either way, I would cut down on the number of fonts you’re using, I’m counting at least 7 and that’s just visually overwhelming.  The other thing to consider is consistency – the RSVP back has more of a casual, cute, funky feel to the fonts (and I still think 3 is too many).  The RSVP front is more of an engraver type font.  Same with the actual invitation – you’re mixing a lot of styles. 

You CAN do an intentional mis-match, and they can work quite well.  However, it needs to be more over the top for it to work.  Something like: http://headvsheart.com/2010/08/27/the-portfolio-of-jessie-harte/ or http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2013/03/jessica-andrews-vintage-inspired-typography-wedding-invitations/

If you’re not looking for that funky, vintage look, I would cut the number of fonts down to 2.  Maaaaybe 3 at the outside.  That automatically gives it a cleaner, more modern look. 

 

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