Post # 1
My draft invitation is below. I would love feedback on both the design and the wording! I’m planning to print them on a white woodgrain card stock like this one: http://www.lcipaper.com/woodgrain-cardstock.html
I’m still working on RSVP cards but thought I’d get feedback on the invitation first 🙂 Thanks everyone!
Edited to ask another question: I’m planning to print these on woodgrain card stock (link above), but I think it would be overkill to have envelopes in the same woodgrain texture. Do you guys have any thoughts on what kind of envelopes to get? I’m planning to have one envelope only (no inner envelope). Thanks!
Post # 3
@distorta: looks great… I know you put in ‘fake name golf corse’ — just wanted to point out that it is ‘course’ and not ‘corse’… unless this is an American-Canadian spelling things.
Post # 4
I love how clean and simple it is!
Post # 5
I think you need a comma between May and 2014…will defer to others, but that’s the only thing that caught my eye. They will look amazing on woodgrain cardstock!
Post # 6
@MrsTickledPink: good call – I’ll make sure to spell that correctly on my real invitation!
Post # 7
@MissSemi: No coma between May and 2014. However, @distorta: you may want to write this out as two thousand fourteen. Also, I would put carle place, new york on one line. It looks odd having them on two different lines (you never see it written this way). I would also get rid of the “at” for the timing, just say Four-thirty (insert a hyphen btws).
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41
@distorta: I agree. Woodgrain envelopes would be overkill. Can you do a light green or blue envelope to match your font? A plain white envelope is always classic as well. That’s what we are going with.
Post # 9
@boogiewoogies: thanks! I really wanted clean and simple, so I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out 🙂
@JrzyGurl: – thank you! Good point on the time; I’ll delete the “at” and change to “four-thirty”.
I did want to write out 2014 but ran into design issues: I don’t have the room to type it out unless I make the font significantly smaller, which makes the card looks less balanced. Does it stick out at you too sorely?
@haker4: thanks – I think you’re right and I’ll just go with plain white as well.
Post # 10
for the date, would it look cleaner to put
? I know that’s not technically as formal as you can go, but it seems worth a look-see. Also, what would it look like to right justify the date and time with your left justified address info? So everything’s justified around your green center line? Or stretch to fit the text (or change sizes until it naturally does) the date and time and center justify the info?
Post # 11
@drlolaz: I think that could work because overall the invitation is not overly formal. So I don’t that that would seem out of place.
@distorta: Like the clean design– are you home printing or having it done at a local printer? I would just worry with that paper type and the thin lines, you might not get great saturation. If you are planning to home print, then I suggest getting a paper sample and trying it first. Otherwise it looks GREAT! 🙂
Post # 12
@distorta: well done! i really like the fresh & clean look of the style and colors.
Post # 13
@distorta: These look great! I love the minimalistic design and the tree motif. One little critique–I feel like the & is a SMIDGE too close to Josh. I might try to make the space between those letters match the spacing (kerning) between the letters of both of your names.
Post # 14
@distorta: I love the tree and the fact that you only used one font, it keeps it from looking cluttered (we learned in business school that it is pretty much blasphemy to use more than two fonts per document lol).
I would write the date as either “The Eighteenth of May, Two Thousand Fourteen” or “18th of May, 2014”. Right now the half written/half numeric combination seems to me to be stuck somewhere between formal and informal.
Great work overall! 🙂
Post # 15
I love it, it’s so beautiful and simple. I love the woodgrain textured cardstock as well – great idea! I think the date format is all a matter of personal preference, I actually like the way it currently is. Also, I agree with PP that the woodgrain envelopes would be overkill. I would do something more simple like a blue/light sage/white smooth textured one. And last thing I agree with whitemochi that the & symbol before Josh could be moved to the left more.
Post # 16
If you put it on woodgrain, make sure the letters are bold enough to read over the random lines of the grain. ( I can’t see the paper on my work computer). A test print will help determine that.
In terms of envelope, I vote Navy Blue – will bring out the text more and make it look less like your invitation literally grew on a tree haha
And as for RSVPs, I pretty much copied this format: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-beautiful-nearly-foolproof-rsvp-cards#axzz2rtlij4pk
and I haven’t gotten any weird mess-ups or added guests yet!
I added a spot on the back for “music requests” and “comments” and some of the responses have been so entertaining haha