Input needed; going to print soon!! (DIY Invites) *long post

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Helper bee

I like it! Well done. I love the headings in Selfish but not for the main text type, is that what you are asking?

If you don’t like monotype corsiva that much, how about Gabriola, or Devroye, or go a bit more art-deco with Little Lord Fontleroy?

 

Great work on the monogram too :)

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Helper bee

@Mrs_BB:  

Ahh I see! I like them bothw ays, I guess it depends how formal you want to go. If you like the more calligraphy style, try Cac Champagne or England Hand which are pretty but readable.

I’m sure it will look great whichever one you go for

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Honey bee

@Mrs_BB:  Could I make a suggestion?? I was originally going to print my invitations at home (I am doing the same size as you).. FH and I decided to support the school I (we) graduated from (for tech) and have them print my invitations! It’s SOOO much cheaper than a copy shop or even doing it at home.. AND you can get the silver ink you want rather than having to settle for gray.. They can also help you anaylize and decide which fonts will work best…

 

Just a tidbit of thought and info :)

 

PS: They’re printing our stack (4 cards), invite, rsvp envelope, and mailing return address, on the flap of the envelope, cutting it all down + cutting all of my mats for ~$100.. The only things I have to provide are the envelopes and the mat paper.. The teacher already had the champaigne stock that I needed for the worded papers, so he will use that for me :) .. Once I get them back, all I’ll have to do is assemble, stuff in the envelope, and mail

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Honey bee

@Mrs_BB:  I would go to the school’s website and look for a “Graphic Communications” or “Printing” or perhaps even “Press” shop teacher and pop them an email… You’ll likely have better luck at a Vocational school, but a normal university/college *might* have those classes.. Now being some of your printed pieces look like they have 2 or 3 colors or more, you may wind up paying a little more than me, because they’ll have to do a full color run.. BUT! All of your pieces should fit on 1 page.. Even if it’s 2 pages (the actual placing on the correct size was never my strong point), the quality will be 100 fold that of a copier

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Honey bee

@Mrs_BB:  Not a problem! I hope you can figure something out.. Another thing (and this would be up to you).. If you have PDF’s I could give you the email to the school I have doing it… I know they would do a good job for you.. You would just have to do the assembly (I assume you were probably already planning that anyway)

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Buzzing bee

I would change the text in the body of your cards.  Right now, you have 2 serif fonts, which are more decorative and have flourishes.  It will look more balanced if you keep the serif font for the titles and change the body text to a sans serif font.  

 

A few things from your actual text, with changes in bold:

For more information about directions, accommodations, & local attractions, please visit our website…

Please join us as we celebrate the union of our lives and our families at an adult-only reception at six-thirty in the evening.   (side note: You don’t necessarily need “in the evening” because its assumed you wouldn’t be having a reception at 6:30 AM.  You definitely don’t need to spell out PM.)

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

You have the convenient option of responding by visiting our website at http://www.mywedding.com/montout and selecting the RSVP tab.  (side note: is there any other option besides the website?  If not, the option isn’t so much conveinent as it is mandatory, so maybe change this to “Please visit our website at BLAH and select the RSVP tab.”)

***Please note that the reception is by invitation only and RSVP’s will only be accepted for whom the outer envelope is addressed.  Do you expect there to be a big problem with uninvited people RSVPing?  If not, this seems sort of abrupt and I would just take it out.

At four o’clock  (no PM)

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Bumble bee

@hiroshymatetrastar:  What a sweet offer – I try convincing people to look at their look community college print shops for the same reason!

@BooRadley:  Great advice – I think you nailed it all!

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Buzzing bee

Sylfaen is actually a serif font- there are little flourishes on the ends of the letters.  Compare it to Arial, which has nothing “extra.” 

For your invitation, I like the version on the right better.  Definitely keep your names in the Jellyka, but see if you like the rest of the text in a sans serif font.  If you don’t, you can keep everything in the serif font.  The invitation is the one part I don’t mind all serif if you’re going for the calligraphy look.

For your inserts, I would keep Jellyka as the titles and change the rest to a sans serif font.  If it looks too boring, you could add some of those scroll-things (from your invite, under your names) to break up the text.

Hope this helps!  I’m a weirdo and love editing, so I enjoy these types of posts.

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