Post # 1
We’re working on DIY invitations and this is the latest option we’ve come up with. 🙂 Open to suggestions and proofreading. I know that not everyone has the same taste so if you don’t like the design then please leave out the harsh comments and ratings. Thank you.
Post # 3
I think more buffer space between the edge and the type would be a good idea – it’d give a little visual breathing space, and a buffer in case the machine is slightly off when cutting the paper. I’d just reduce the font size a bit to get that look!
Post # 4
Beautiful! Did you paint it?
I think the main font is a tad generic—like business reply mail. Maybe try a version with a serif font (those little things on the end of the letters) like Garamond or Cambria.
Post # 5
Love the paint effect! I would use a ‘prettier’ font for all the wording, though. The names look good, but the plain font for the rest is kind of blah. It doesn’t have to be the same as the names, but something more curved, as opposed to sharp like it is now.
Post # 6
I really like it, but I agree with PPs. It’s almost perfect. I think the main font could be amped up a bit, and there could be a but more space between font and edge. If you used a font that is more narrow, I think it would fix both of the little issues. I really do love the painted look though, very unique.
Post # 7
I agree with PPs about leaving a little more space between the font and the edge of the page, and testing out a serif font. We actually played around with something very similar to this, but we ended up with something much “plainer” because I couldn’t come up with a creative way to bring the paint/watercolor look into anything else. I love the paint look though!
My other suggestions would be to change the spacing and sizing of the “you are cordially invited to the wedding celebration of” section. I don’t think that “of” needs to be on its own line, and maybe the two lines should have the same size font and be spaced the same as the writing below. Maybe they are spaced the same, but it looks off due to the different sized fonts?
Finally, I don’t think you need the “we would be honored by your presence” at the bottom.
i think they are going to turn out great! What does your RSVP card, envelope, etc. look like?
Post # 8
@crayfish: I didn’t quite see this until you pointed it out. Your absolutely correct. Thank you.
@BrooklynWife: Thank you, but no I didn’t paint this.
@lovelee1: I tried actually breaking up the last two sentences to two lines a piece so that it read:
Hors d’oeurvres & dancing
We would be honored
by your presence
It doesn’t stretch out to the edge that much so it doesn’t look so crowed. But, is it weird that it’s in two separate lines?
Post # 9
@staceykate: Thank you for the suggestions!
Post # 10
@erinbacher: i love the blue paint look.
i would like to see it with the bottom 2 lines in a different font from the body of the invite. even if it’s just upper/lower case of the same font and in a different size. i just think it needs to be a bit different to stand out.
that being said, i don’t think that the last line is even necessary.
Post # 11
Here is a revised version. I didn’t change the main font style, but I did mad=ke it a little smaller and also broke the last two sentences into two lines & changed the font.
Post # 12
The new version looks great – I would keep only 2 fonts, though – the 3rd font thrown in feels a touch random. Those lines at the end would look beautiful in the script font that your names are in!
Post # 13
@erinbacher: I like the second version much better, I agree with @crayfish: about sticking to only 2 fonts. I also feel like your invite has a casual vibe but your wording (cordially, honored by your presence) feels more formal. The ‘honored by your presence’ line feels a little awkward to me.
Post # 14
Like this? The bottom is now in the same font as the names, and I got rid of the last line.