Opinions please… what do you think of my homemade invitation so far?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
3336 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think they are super cute! Good job! I don’t see anything missing. I do think the font for “finally tie the knot” is a little hard to read. And the word “finally” with the italic font makes it sound a little sarcastic. Maybe try a more positive word?

Post # 4
Member
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@tanya4285:  They are super cute, the only thing I would change is the font for “finally tie the knot”. The font is kind of hard to read, and it’s a totally different tone than the rest of the invite.

Post # 5
Member
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@tanya4285:  I think it’s great.  I’m not familiar with craft paper; is that fairly thick/stiff?  ARe you planning to print them at home?

Full hearts, perhaps – full like a jar?  Something with legs like jelly?  To preserve our love forever?  Something to do with raising a glass?

Post # 6
Member
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree, they are super cute, but the “finally tie the knot” is a little hard to read. Other than that I think they are great!

Post # 7
Member
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@hollyberry4:  has good points!  I think that font is actually a little too formal, and doesn’t go with the rest of the typeface – which I love!  And, you could remove “finally” if you agree with her about that word, but can’t think of a different one.  It would still totally work.  I get that it’s meant to be cute, though.

Post # 11
Member
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@tanya4285:  Well I personally would make the RSVP earlier because if they don’t answer you will have to call! 

Post # 12
Member
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@hollyberry4:  +1

OP, your invitations sound fantastic! I seriously wish I had that much skill and patience! I think it looks great, but do agree that perhaps “finally” might not the best word, but it’s totally up to you!

My only other question would be on some of the capitalizations… it seems like if “The” is capitalized in “The 29th…”, then perhaps “in the afternoon” should be capitalized too (“In the Afternoon”) for consistency’s sake. I also might make the “to” in “Dancing To Follow” lower case, but as you can see, I’m just a nut about capitalization. Hope this helps! 🙂

ETA: Just saw that it’s a joke with the family, so I vote to keep the finally!

Post # 13
Member
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I like them a lot !!

What a cute idea, and how you plan to print / present them as well.

I have to agree with the other Bees tho…

“Finally” is not a word I’d want to associate with a Wedding Invite (maybe just drop it entirely ?)

Not entirely a positive connotation.

Font doesn’t bother me at all.

Love the idea of a Post Card RSVP Card… goes with the casualness of the Invite.  As does the Tag idea for additional info.

Your WBee Profile doesn’t say where you live… but including Registry Info is considered contraversial when it comes to Etiquette (especially here on WBee)… primarily a NO for North America, and an accepted practice in other parts of the world.

More accepted is just including the address of your Wedding Website, and then people figuring out for themselves from reading it any additional info they might need to know about the event (Accommodations – Menu – Registry Info – Day / Weekend Itinerary etc)

Definitely the “safer” thing to do so no chance of anyone being offended / seeing you as being “gift grabby”

— — —

EDIT TO ADD – While I was Drafting you were replying.

I like the new one better than the first.  And I now understand the play on “finally”.  Still not my taste, but if it is an accepted family joke / barb then I think you are ok to go.

 

Post # 14
Member
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@tanya4285:  A graphic designer I know, when we were designing ours, reccomended no more than three fonts on any item.  I think the fourth font works for “ON” and “AT” because they’re almost design pieces, not words, and that’s the information people need.  See what it looks like with “Dinner, Dancing & Drinks to follow” in the same font as “Joyous hearts” or as “Finally Tie the Knot”

Post # 15
Member
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh – “Tie the Knot, at Last!” as an option, if you like it.

Post # 16
Member
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@tanya4285:  I much prefer that font for finally tie the knot. It’s bolder, a lot easier to read, but still gives it that touch of formal. Does that even make sense? Lol.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors