Please critique my DIY invitation design / wording

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
2136 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love how clean and simple it is!

Post # 5
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 7
1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
237 posts
Helper bee
  • 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 # 10
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

for the date, would it look cleaner to put


May 18


? 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
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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
715 posts
Busy bee

@distorta:  well done! i really like the fresh & clean look of the style and colors. 

Post # 13
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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:
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

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