Mock up of DIY Save the Date postcard I made… Opinions needed

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Do you like the Save the Date postcards I made?
    Yes! : (12 votes)
    34 %
    Sorta, but they need tweaking- suggestion below. : (14 votes)
    40 %
    No, back to the drawing board. : (9 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 2
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    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’d bump the wording up just a bit so that it is centered in the pink area and not so close to the bottom, but other than that I love them!  

    Post # 3
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    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I like it, but I’ll be honest before I had a good look, it caught my inner nerd and I assumed it was a map from an MMO game. – And I’m totally down with that! Just not sure if that’s what you’re going for! 

    Anyhow, aside from my personal opinion, it does look nice. If anything I would make the map more “faded” in the area you’re putting the text maybe? Just so it doesn’t get lost or blend too much?

    Post # 5
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    422 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think it looks great! i agree that the text needs to be centered on the pink bar. I, personally, would write the date out fully. “…for the wedding of…” Is relatively formal, and a written date would better suit, I think. 

    Post # 6
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think it looks great, my only concern is I think your text needs to jump out more.  If FI got the mail and opened it and left it on the dining table, I could accidentally throw it out with the junk paper thinking it was an advertisement or something, ya know?  The first thing that should grab your eye when you glance at it should be your text.

    I love the map graphic though, and the idea behind it! 

    Post # 7
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    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Here’s my idea. Make the text bigger and bold, think Futura, all capitals, Wes Anderson style, right in the middle of the map. right now you have the text kind of pushed to the bottom as if the map is visually important, but there is no focal point on the map, and even seeing only a tiny portion of it people already definitely know what it is.

    Post # 8
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Honestly, it’s very busy. First glance, I did not think this was a STD. What about putting the pink ribbon in the center and can you make the map a lighter in color? It’s just too dark to get the point across. 

    I too only needed a few so I just made my own on Vistaprint.com. 

    Post # 9
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I agree with, sharksgrl99. It really does look great but I think you’re at risk for it being tossed as promotional mail.

    I’d move the ribbon up to the center, make ‘Save The Date’ and the actual date the size of your names, then shrink the size of your names. Although the map on the card is of Boston, you may also want to consider writing ‘Boston, MA’ at the bottom of the ribbon so there’s no confusion.<br />

    Post # 10
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    2880 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Sorry but I think it’s way too busy. Not a fan of them at all! 

    Post # 12
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    sarahalthea: 

    Also, try and think of your whole theme. Do you want this theme style to carry out with all your other papers like invitations, rsvp’s, info cards, thank yous, etc. I know I wanted mine to all match. The Save The Date I viewed as a sneak preview into my wedding and colors. 

    Just something to think about. 

    Post # 15
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    aww i like that one if it’s going to be postcard style!

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