Post # 1
This is my first test/idea for my DIY invites.
Im getting brown/natural colored paper, And the empty spot on top I was thinking putting a lace trim with a pink paper flower on the right side.
My wedding has a sort of retro/vintage vibe, but not all out crazy.
What do you guys think? is it too boring looking?
I am wanting to do post card RSVP cards, with this picture on the front:
Post # 3
I think you’re on your way but a few things are throwing me off:
- Not sure how I feel about the big black line in between your names and the rest of the words – it feels less elegant than your ~ lines, does that make sense?
- This might be coupled with the previous point, but I wish there was a little extra space between the black line and the remaining words.
- I have a little bit of reservation (this is my opinion, and you should keep it if you love it) about your photo choice – I know you guys had several great photos, and I personally would love one where your hair isn’t in your face, but again, that’s just me!
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
I agree with Pengoala about the black line, maybe you could use a scroll pattern or something like one of these
Here’s what it looks like on an invite
Hope this helps, PM me if you want.
Post # 5
You’ve got way too many fonts going on. I counted 4, all with different levels of formality. You should probably pick 2 fonts, one for your names (a script like you have for “together with their families” is nice) and a more simple font (like what you have for your names or STL) for everything else.
I’m also not a fan of the black line. You are saying “Alyssa and Ben request the honor of your pleasure of your company…” so the black bar cuts off the middle of that sentance.
The ~ symbols are a little…amateur? I would look online for free flourish clipart that would match your vintage, romantic vibe.
I like the lace and flower idea, but maybe put the flower in the center, on top of the lace.
I like the postcard idea. The photo you choose works for the vintage vibe because of its sepia tone look. I would suggest using a vintage postcard template for the back and a pink stamp to tie in with your colors. Feel free to PM me if you need help with the postcard template- I made several since I did a postcard for my STDs and RSVP cards.
I went through a LOT of versions of my invitations…you’ve got a good start, keep going 🙂
Post # 6
@alyssars1: first, i love your wedding date 🙂
i agree with pp. the black line is too harsh, not to mention it breaks up the invite request. that part of the wording should flow without interuption.
i would add the nicer flourishes instead, but not too large. keep the fonts to a miniumum (2 max).
i like the idea of the lace detail but instead of paper flowers, can you find some small fabric flowers from michael’s or joanne’s? fabric will look better with the lace than paper.
i love your rsvp picture. you are a gorgeous couple. the sepia tone will look great with your natural brown invites.
Post # 7
Thanks for the tips!! Definately makes since,
Heres my revised edition so far:
Post # 8
I agree with PP about the fonts. The adjustment one is still too busy. I was taught(I did layouts for newspaper, yearbook, magazines, etc) that you should pair a serif font(Times New Roman) with a sans serif font(Arial). Your fonts are all serif. I personally would just choose one cursivey type font and use it for the whole invitation but change the sizing up for the Together with their…. And than use a different font for your names. The way it looks now is still too busy.
Post # 9
If you spell out the year, you need to spell out the date, so I changed that.
ETA: oops, “On” should be lowercased. You get the idea.
Post # 10
@BooRadley: Oooooohh. that look pretty nice, thanks for the help:)
I went out and bought the cards and stuff today. I ended up getting blue ribbon instead of the lace.
I got alot of testing to do, Ill add more later 🙂
Thanks again you guys, Ill definately take into account all the suggestions, im not the best with words 😛
Post # 11
Do you happen to have a RSVP postcard template?
If so can you send it to me @ [email protected].