Post # 1
For invites we ordered letterpress invites from crane. We wanted to use RSVP postcards and really couldn’t justify spending hundreds of dollars on them, so are just making them on our laser printer.
Because the quality is so different, we didn’t want to try to mimic the invites too much, but we are considering using some of the floral work around the invite monogram. The other option we’ve come up with is a pair of penguins (winter wedding, FI loves them and we may have chocolate penguins).
Here’s a scan of our invite (the navy is much darker):
Here’s the front of the RSVP postcard:
Here’s the back with penguins:
Here’s the back with invite floral:
There is 3/4 inch below the floral (usps regs). The penguins are small enough to be able to fit in the lowest corner.
So, what do you think? All suggestions welcome…
Post # 3
I vote penguins because I love penguins!
Post # 5
I prefer the floral design, but honestly – I would simplify the whole design. You invites are beautiful in their simplicity and your RSVP postcards shouldn’t take away from that. Obviously it’s your suite, but here’s what I would do:
Move the actual response part to the back of the postcard (where you would normally write a note). I would simplify the response part also, just a yes or no and select salmon, filet, or children’s meal. You also don’t need to include a return address on a postcard so you can remove that. Then you have the whole front of the postcard to do whatever you want with! A pic of you and your FI, a monogram of your initials, or you can even put the penguins there!
It’s all a matter of preference, and I think what you came up with is great so far. Also, consider Vista Print – they are very inexpensive and would save you the trouble of running the cards through your own home printer. Good luck!
Post # 6
Penguins! They’re adorable!
Post # 7
@kirabee:I get what you’re saying, but I kind of need to know who wants what food as I am inviting some families who will not all be sitting together. This was the most user friendly way of getting the info I could find.
Also, keep in mind that this example card will have the most info as i have one family of 6. Everyone else’s will have far fewer names and boxes.
Post # 8
I like the penguins, but I like those animals anyway! The PP thinks its not simplistic, but I like the matrix element. It makes it pretty simple, but maybe not elegant. I think that is the piece that is missing, because your invite is very elegant.
Post # 9
@lefeymw:I agree about the elegance. I think that’s what has us stumped.