- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2008
So… my wonderfully talented father is in the printing business and is making the invitations, response cards, thank you notes, and programs for the wedding. He has worked very hard on them, even creating original artwork for the images on them and they are beautiful… the only problem is that he kind of picked out the font on his own. The first one was really bad… like a menu font. I really struggled with how to tell him I didn’t like it and also told him that if it was a big deal to change it that I was totally fine with the original. My dad, loving me as much as he does, agreed to have it changed. I sent him some examples of fonts I do like (think ms. lovebug feel script) mixed with a copperplate type font. Well… he sends back… not a draft, but another final proof ALL in Edwardian Script from ms word. It’s fine….. just not what I’m going for…..
However… when I showed mr. green, he liked it and it WAS a lot better than the first… so I just went with the flow… I mean, it’s just a font, right? Most people are going to throw these things out eventually anyway… and who’s really going to notice.
But now it’s 1:30 in the morning, hive. AND I’M UP… NOT SLEEPING (my favorite thing to do by the way) because I’m thinking about FONTS! I really want something different, but I think it might be too late…. my dad’s already signed off on the proofs and they go to press on Monday. It would be a real "STOP THE PRESSES!" type situation, that I just don’t know if it’s worth it. And I already feel bad for having him change it in the first place.
If I were working with someone I had hired for the job, I’d have no problem going back and forth until I was happy with the product… but this is my DAD, you know… and he’s doing it practically for free (cost of paper and envelopes, but he’s paying for that too)! So hive… what do I do??? Suck it up, tell myself it’s just a font, and be happy it’s not still the first one I didn’t like? Or do I try to change it despite the fact that it my just be too late?