Post # 1
Hi everyone! I decided to attempt to design my own invitations. I saw an invite I liked for inspiration and took that idea and rolled with it. I have the mock up of the invitation, and the thought is that I would paint pieces that have the same colors and style (branches, smaller trees, flowers, etc.) and use those images for the RSVP cards and also for our programs, place cards, and other things throughout the wedding. This is just a quick mock up in need of some editing and changes to the font, but I wanted to get your thoughts. Should I roll with the idea? Scrap it all together? Any comments to make it come together more? The first picture was my inspiration invite that I found, and the second is the one that I painted and threw together. Once I design them I am planning to send them somewhere toget professionally printed. Thanks!
Post # 3
I like where you are going with this! The one thing that i really like in the first invite that you didn’t use was how the text lined up with a left orientation after your names and with the names pushed out a little more.
Post # 4
I love it!! You did a great job!
Post # 5
I think yours looks great. I honestly like it bette than the original.
Post # 6
I think I like the font in the first one better, but otherwise it looks great
Post # 7
Think it looks good, I do not like the font though.
Post # 8
Thanks for the comments! The font seems to be a kicker off the bat, so I will change that then post another picture when I get a chance!
Post # 9
I think it looks fantastic-great job!
Post # 10
In addition to the font orientation and style, I would narrow the trunk o the tree if you can, it looks rather unnatural as it is.
Post # 11
I would also narrow the tree trunk slightly. I would also either add more grass or eliminate what you have. Tree top looks great! Are you going to mention FI’s parents on the invite (“son of….”)?
Post # 12
Very cute! You shouldn’t capitalize the words at the beginning of each line, though, unless that line begins a new sentence.
Post # 13
@Tigrrlily04: I think that font is cute for you names, but I would choose a different one for the other text of the invite.
I really like the feel of your invite, but the color is throwing me off. I think it should all be in greyscale or you should add a punch of color in the tree – even if it is subtle, like a muted green or brown.
Your leaves on the tree look great, but I would taper the trunk of the tree a little at the top and thin it out. The proportion of tree leaves to trunk is just a tiny bit off.
I just want to claify that they look really nice now – just giving you some critiques to make them perfect!
Post # 14
I like what you have so far – but a few changes I would make is to make the trunk of the tree a little skinnier (like others have suggested) and to make the tree top not so full….. Other than that – keep up the good work!
Post # 15
I like them, but would play around with the font a little to find the perfect one.
Post # 16
I would try right-justifying it to see how it looked. The centered text doesn’t look quite right to me at the moment. Also, too many words are capitalized. It should probably be something like this:
Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Saturday, the second of June
two thousand and twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Dinner, dancing, and celebration to follow!