Post # 1
Before these go to print, I thought I would consult the beehive to see what you all think about the DIY invitations I designed!
We are having a fun, colorful, laid-back wedding… and I wanted the invitations to reflect that. Also, there are two “RSVP” cards because we will be sending one to those who will RSVP online and the other to those who will mail them back (depending on their computer saaviness).
Please let me know your opinions!
Post # 3
They’re really cute, but IMHO they have a little too much going on. If they were mine, I’d cut back on the details a bit.
Post # 4
@bebero: I agree. It`s a little ovewhelming on the eye. I think simply removing the blue triangles would declutter it a lot.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Aw I like them! They’re definitely visually busy, but that’s kind of what you’re going for right? Colorful, fun, playful? I think you accomplished it well. Taking out the “taking place” on the first sheet would help declutter a little bit, since I don’t think that phrase is necessary.
Post # 7
@MrsRugbee: totally! I was thinking of the little triangles and the “taking place”
Post # 8
@lolot: Thank you! The “taking place” always kind of bothered me, but I felt like it read strangely without it. But since someone else isn’t feeling the “taking place” as well, out is goes!
And, yes, I’ve always loved invites that are a little “busy.” Colorful, mixed fonts, kind of of “blocked.”
But the mint-colored bunting must stay. I’ve made them a bit smaller, which I hope helps. But the bunting is an overall theme for the wedding, so I’d like to incorporate them in the invites!
Post # 9
They are cute, but I agree that they are very busy. It would be nice to see them with two, maybe three fonts? and with out the banner thing around the date. It’s not something people will likely miss, so I don’t think it needs so much embelisment. I think the “taking place” and “at the” are also a bit redundant and by eliminating them you could make the main invite less busy. Also maybe just put the food, fun & dancing on a seperate card?. Taking that out would also help to simlify your invite a little. The cards look great though. I would suggest not printing the smaller cursive print in yellow. It can be hard to read, especially if it gets printed too lightly.
Post # 10
Thank you for your input, everyone!
@auggiefrog: Believe it or not, there are just three fonts within the invitation!
I’m thinking of making some of the fonts a bit smaller on the invite, itself, to create a bit more white space around each segment, that way it’s not so stacked on top of one another.
Post # 11
They’re so fun! Not too busy and I like the bunting detail. I would just take out the “taking place” as PPs have mentioned already.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I love the color, and they are SO FUN! Especially the RSVPs are cute! And I love the Wisconson shape! Ahhh, I wish my FI would let me go the more informal and bright and fun route with our paper stuff!