Post # 1
I am having a hard time with my invites. I just don’t know what to do.
This is what I have so far. They will get printed on this great recycled paper that I have so it will be more of a slate blue, in a softer hue once printed. The color looks great once printed.
I am having a really hard time with wording and placement.
We really like this tree and it fits our theme really well.
If any of you wonderful bees have advice on better fonts, or better wording or spacing or really anything, I would love to hear it.
I could really use your help!
Invite One –
Invite Two –
Post # 3
bump… I could really use your help bees. Please!
Post # 4
I like invite 1, however it’s hard to read your names with that tree. Can you soften the tree so it’s not so white? Also, the only other recommendation I have is that you make the text more bold on the rest of the invitation. Your names are so big and bold in comparison.
If this is DIY how are you printing white on blue? Gocco perhaps?
Post # 5
So first, it’s up to you, but I would likely blur out a bit of your info on there. Just depends how paranoid you are about internet privacy and whatnot 😉
Secondly, I like the tree, and the set up, but I don’t like your names overlapping the tree branches. I find it a bit hard to read/a bit visually jumbled. Maybe try playing with the size of the tree and the placement of it? I love that its a bit off the page, I think that’s fantastic!
I like the font for your names, but I think you could ramp up the font for the body/white text. Check out DaFont.com for TONS of great free fonts. I like using the fancy font for your names and the plainer font for the rest of the text though, I did the same on my invites and I think it looked really pretty.
Are you having these professionally printed or doing them at home? So am I right that the paper you have is white so you’d be printing all the blue field?
Post # 6
haha so funny, i just did mine yetserday but they are more catholic/traditional with the whole nupial mass part…anyway
i really like the last part of it. i see no need to change the date/time/location part.
i think i like this better:
Together with their families
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
Post # 7
I love the color!! And I love the tree!
Hmmm…so I think I would use different fonts. Those look like basic fonts…try looking on Dafont.com for a couple you like and see how those look.
Also, I think I’d make the tree smaller and not have your names so huge over top of the tree. It looks kinda off to me…
Post # 8
@posh_princess: & @bakerella:
That is really helpful! I see what you mean with it being distracting now that you mention it. I will play with it and see if I can soften it. Yea I was planning on printing all of the blue on off white, recycled paper. It has some texture and some of it’s own natural color to it. My work has a really great printer that they said I can use. I just have to pay for the ink, which isn’t much at all.
Do you think it would be tacky printing the blue on the paper… because the other side will be visible and not blue. I am thinking of printing a small leaf in the corner on the back, but that would be it. My FI wanted it blue, but now I am worried that it won’t look right.
Oh and the info I put is wrong, so I’m not too worried. But thank you so much for bringing it up!!!
Post # 9
@peacegrl099: Do a test print at work maybe before you go too far and see how you like it. It’s a lot of blue, so I’d be concerned about any colour variance from top to bottom or whatever (it’s happened to me…).
Post # 10
And I really like totheislnds suggestion for the wording.
Post # 11
the first one seems much more elegant based on where the letters hit the tree.
i don’t like #2, it’s too busy.
Post # 12
Choice of colour and tree is AMAZING!
I would suggest to reduce size of your names and also use a different colour. It looks really strong with the slate blue and off-white in the background. I can’t think of another colour right now for the names so I am only half as helpful right now. Ugh! Sorry!
Definitely change the font for the rest of the wording as well. Also it is not standing out so maybe bold it or perhaps just another font will do the trick.
Lighten the tree so it doesn’t overpower your message. Maybe a lighter shade combined with slate blue and off-white?
Post # 13
I think that you should play with the opacity of your names in black. I think that it makes the invite look a little too sharp, while the rest of the invite is very soft.
Post # 14
totheislnds wording is typically used for ceremonies that take place in a house of worship, so i’m not sure if that applies to your wedding.
as for the date and time, remove the “and” from the year and remove the comma after “half past three.” you should also remove the zip code and just have the city and state.
aside from that, you definitely need to ramp up the font of the white text. go to dafont.com for plenty of free fonts to download.
Post # 15
You guys are so incredibly helpful! I knew I loved the hive!
@bakerella:, @kate169: & @kitzy:
I never know of dafonts.com! It is wonderful. I’m sure I can find something that will work better then what I have. 🙂 I just didn’t know where to look. Thank you!!!
@Sasha2011: & @KateByDesign: I agree. I think I need to tone it down a bit so it has the same vibe throughout. So many things you don’t pick up on until someone else helps point it out. 🙂
@kitzy: Thanks so much for wording help. I will take a look at that site too just to give it a look, but your help with it is great!
Hopefully I will have revised ones out soon! 🙂
Post # 16
These invites are great! My suggestion would be to go with option 2, but instead of having your names overlap with the tree image but your first and last names on separate lines (you have plenty of room). I would also move “the pleasure of…” up a little bit, to match the spacing from the edge as seen on the bottom. Good luck!