My save the dates – what do you think? :)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What do you think?
    Hate it. : (15 votes)
    16 %
    Indifferent. : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Like it. : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Love it. : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Nix the saying. : (21 votes)
    22 %
    Change the photo. : (17 votes)
    18 %
    I like/love magnets. : (12 votes)
    13 %
    I dislike/hate magnets. : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Other, gotta have an other. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @FutureMrsHallam:  I don’t like magnets – I won’t put up pictures of “random” people on my fridge. I would also prefer a picture where I could see your faces rather than an about to kiss face. I do love the saying and the layout but I think you should use a simpler and easier to read font. The date should be the key piece, so maybe it could be in a different colour or at least in bold? I feel like the picture is huge and the information I actually need is small.

    That sounded very critical but I do like it overall! Just giving some tips from my own perspective even though I am not invited.

    Post # 4
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I like it but nix the saying. It sounds… grammatically incorrect? Awkward working maybe. But I really like the picture of you guys 🙂

    Post # 5
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    There is a big white space between your noses where I assume you didn’t remove the background of the photo (along with the area in your your FIs hair). I don’t know why that white spot bothers me so much, but it does (I think it’s because it makes your faces look weirdly merged together).

    Post # 6
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you are keeping the saying, I would put a ‘…’ between married & and – it seems like it’s missing punctuation and I feel like things are more dramatic with a ‘dot dot dot’. Haha.  Also I would change the font of the saying to reflect the nicer scripty font above. The photo is lovely though.  And I love magnets! 

    Post # 7
    10877 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m going to be honest with you, because I have a design background, and I want you to love your STDs.

    You really should redesign the entire piece.

    I would choose a different photograph, one that shows both of your faces.  It should be the dominant element on the page.

    I would choose a much less fussy typeface (no script, no italics) for the body of the text. If you choose a nice, sans-serif font, you can choose a beautiful script for your names to provide some contrast.

    Right now, all of the elements on the page are competing with each other. A clean, cohesive design will be much better.

    Also, did you wear different outfits for your photoshoot? If so, I would choose a photo where you’re both not wearing a bold pattern.

    I hope this helps!

    Post # 8
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FutureMrsHallam:  The saying is a bit schmaltzy and nearly cheesy for my taste. I’m not feeling ooey-gooey today. I voted to nix the saying.

    Post # 9
    10877 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Isabelle663:  Good point! I didn’t even read all of the text. However, unless this is a direct quotation that she is citing, what she is missing is a verb, ” … rest of your life being glad that you did.”

    Post # 10
    4634 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FutureMrsHallam:  I don’t hang photographs of people I know in my house, and do not hang anything on my fridge. I’m sure other people are the same, and the magnet might end up getting tossed. Which is something to consider if you’re spending extra on them as opposed to paper..

    Overall they’re not my particular tastes, too much going on and as @MrsPanda99: said the information you actually need is not featured prominently enough.

    I would do less black, a neater more contemporary looking font, and a pic of your faces.

    Post # 11
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Brielle:  Agreed with all of this.

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