Hello bees! I'm trying to get my Save the Dates out soon and I'd love any advice you bees might have! FYI - We're having a backyard wedding, but it is in the evening. So low-to-mid on the formality scale.
Here is the picture that will go on the front of the postcards:
I'd love feedback on the wording and info that's going on the back:
And I've got several font options that I like:
Option 1: Segoe and Freestyle script
Option 2: Segoe, Freestyle Script, and Elephant
Option 3: Segoe and Monotype Corsiva
Option 4: Segoe, Monotype Corsiva, and Elephant
Thanks so much bees - I really truly appreciate your help!!!!
They're adorable! Congrats :)
I think you need much bigger margins. It isn't really pleasing to my eye to read text so close to the edges. I like any of the font options.
I agree with babymakes3...and there is TOO much info on the STD. Really all you need is the when and where so that they can plan ahead. You don't need to give the the schedule of events. That can come later with the invite when you have more room to play with.
P.s.. I love the front photo!
@babymakes3: Excellent point! I assume you mean the left side - I know that got really tight when I converted from word to JPEG. Is this better?
Or still too small? And how about the distance from the right side of the words to the center line? Is that too clse as well?
I think it's super cute, but honestly I'm not sure I would have gotten the scrabble letters if I were not eyeball deep in wedding land right now.
When you look at it, the words are not in a logical order, and you have to search for them -- the way the eye naturall travels, it looks like it says "And Jen David Date the Save" haha. Maybe make Jen and David at the top, and Save the Date more clearly spelled out a bit below?
I just think most people aren't immediately looking for something that says "save the date" so it might take some real effort for them to see what it says, and it's too cute for people to miss!
@magglemay-2013: Thanks! I'm glad the pic came out well. So would you recommend just keeping the first 4 lines? I'm worried that if I just give the range of dates people won't actually know the date of the wedding. And I included the locations so that people would know 1) Best Western will be most convenient hotel 2) wedding/reception will be outside so dress accordingly! But maybe that info isn't as important as I think it is?
@JenGirl: you only need details like that on the wedding invitation! For the save the date, I think all you need is the cute picture of you two and the date, and say formal invitation to follow.
@sleepyhead22: +1, and don't forget the city.
you can also have the details on the wedding website so OOT guests know where to stay.
You've done a great job so far, I think they are really close! I might try changing up the general font too, it is a little plain to me.
I think k you could have less information, but still make sure no one is confused about dates. I'd remove all the locations from the STD and put that on the site. So its more
Saturday welcome dinner
Sunday wedding and reception
Monday farewell brunch
And I would increase the font a bit
@JenGirl: I think the photo is super cute, but I will +1 what @MattieK: said. The Scrabble letters are kind of a hunt and peck to get it right. Not sure if that's a big deal though.
I am getting married Columbus Day weekend, and we worded our STD's as such:
"Our wedding celebration will be over Columbus Day weekend! Please visit our wesbite for the complete schedule and mark your calendars for 10.12.13 for our ceremony and reception."
That way you can take some of that info off, and make it easier to read. I don't think there is enough white space.
Also, since you asked, I'm not in love with any of those fonts. Have you searched DaFont? They have 2 (free!) fonts that are Scrabble letters! And then maybe something basic, but still different (like this one) for the information.
I'm kind of obsessed with fonts.
I think your idea is super cute!!!
What would I do without you bees?!?!
@MattieK: & @Reeniero: Unfortunately the picture is "as is". And I figure if they can't read the scrabble letters they'll figure it out from the back.
@magglemay-2013: & @sleepyhead22: & @ivoryowl: & @ghiagirl893: Okay, so I've taken your advice and cut out a lot of the info: Is this better?
@Reeniero: What do you think about these texts? I couldn't download those you suggested, but I'll try those tomorrow!
Tempus Sans ITC:
@JenGirl: that looks much better! I think I prefer the first font. :)
@JenGirl: I like the newest version you posted with the third font :]
@JenGirl: Make sure you leave room at the top and the bottom for the location stamp and the barcode. If the website address is that close to the bottom it will be covered by the barcode.
So cute!! I read the letters immediately! Personally, I would just put the wedding date and skip the other stuff until formal invites. Some people are going to think these are invitations with so much information on them (even though it says formal invitation to follow, people are dumb). Ours just had our names, the date, the city, "formal invitation to follow" and our website.
@JenGirl: Did you see the Scrabble font though? Isn't it cool?? It's amazing what you can find on the internet!
Out of these choices, I vote for #3.
@sleepyhead22: & @stephanie091512: Thanks!!
These STD are going to look great
I like them better with less information on them.
I like the second batch! Cute!
Any room for a return address?
Much better! Less busy!
@FutureMrsWeston: Great point!
@FutureMrsWeston: So glad you mentioned this - I didn't even think about that! Do you know how much space I should leave?
@RunnerBride13: Glad to hear your could read the Scrabble letters. We play a lot of Scrabble so it fits! And I just couldn't bear to break the words apart - that's not how you play the game!!!
@Reeniero: I did see the Scrabble letters and they are amazing. I'm defiantely going to remember this site. And hopefully I'll be able to access it from my other computer... But glad you like 3!
@JenGirl: these look great!!! My fav is the first font of the 3, but I like #3 a lot too!
it seems like a lot of information for the STD. I'd just put the wedding date and put the other information in your invitations or on the website.
@JenGirl: Looks so much better! This way they can plan that they will need to be there that weekend but aren't bombarded by all this extra info they don't actually need yet. And you can definitely put it all on your website so that they can see the outdoor wedding info and all the addresses there.
And I think I like the 1st best!
I like the third font option of that most recent set you posted!
And yes, I would think about leaving room for the barcode at the bottom, and putting a return address on there if you can.
@Holly77: & @ghiagirl893: Thanks, I agree that they look much less busy and the other info wasn't really anecessary.
@edub: Actually I just read a thread last week from a bride who used return addresses on her postcard save the dates and a whole bunch of them were returned to her because the computer saw that address first and sent the postcard to the return address.
@JenGirl: I like the second batch much more. I like font 3 the most.
On first glance at 'Wedsite' I thought it was a typo. As someone else stated, b/c we are immersed in wedding planning we get it, but many people may think it's a typo or misspelling. Maybe put 'wedding website' instead?
Maybe if you put the scrabble board up higher and only put Jen and David on it, then under the board you can scatter "Save the Date" with extra tiles?
@JenGirl: This is a guideline chart. The location stamp will vary by post office so it's hard to tell where that will land. I have a post on what my postcards looked like after mailing here. Also, if you want a return address, you can always use that text instead of the line down the middle.
@ivoryowl: & @magglemay-2013: & @lolo0403: Thanks so much for your input. I really like the first font, all except the numeral "1" which I kinda hate. So I'm leaning toward 3, but I dunno. I suppose I should let my fiance have some input as well!
@The_Future_KB: "wedsite" will be replace with our actual wedsite html on the real STD. Just a lame internet privacy substitution.
@FutureMrsWeston: YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!!!!! Seriously, that diagram is super helpful. And your STDs are amazing. They give me definite wedding jealousy. But I love the idea of printing our address as the verticle line. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to do that... And all the advice in your post will be super helpful. I'd been debating having VistaPrint mail these for us but now I'm thinking I'll mail them ourselves so that we can practice and so we can round the corners.
@JenGirl: ohh yea, that makes sense! haha
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