Post # 1
My project today is printing and cutting all the pieces to our invites since they are going out mid-March (tons of OOT guests) and I’m gone next weekend. Can the bees take a look at these for me? I’ve worked on them long enough that I’d probably look right over any mistakes at this point.
They are pocketfold invites.
Nevermind the “6” seats. I am having the number printed rather than handwritten and when I grabbed the screenshot I had filled it in already for Mr. S’s stepsister’s family of 6.
The designs at the top of each insert make one large design when they’re stacked. I just didn’t carry down on each insert because of the amount of text.
Post # 3
I guess this means they’re ok?????
Post # 4
Looks good to me! I’d pick a more fancy font but if that’s your liking, go for it! I didn’t find any glaring mistakes.
Post # 5
@Soon2BeMrsS: The only thing I noticed was the date and time. In your invitation where it says “Two thousand fourteen.” The wedding invitations I’ve seen always say “Two thousand and fourteen.” It’s only “and” that’s missing and probably no one will notice, but its just something I caught. Also, you have “four thirty” instead of “four-thirty.” I think you could probably just leave it the way it is though and no one will notice/care.
I LOVE the ninja thing! So cute!
Post # 6
Reception to Follow -> Reception to follow (as you haven’t capitalized anything in the upper paragraph either)
in the directions, one of the streets (110 Ave) is abbreviated with a dot while the others don’t have a dot
Post # 7
PS: the 2014 should also not be capitalized if you want to be consistent. (Otherwise at least capitalize the first word of the next line as well).
For the RSVP, I’d either have them fill in the number attending after the words (-> number attending: ______)
or just having the ___ and then the “number attending” in brackets behind that. Because it doesn’t make sense to read it out like “five number attending”, you know what I mean? It will if you change it though: “number attending- five”)
for the two ninja responses, one ends with an exclamation mark the other one without anything, so I’d add at least a full stop to that one as well.
Post # 8
Not sure if it’s a big deal to you – but “honor of your company” is usually only used when the ceremony is taking place in a house of worship. If it’s in a secular location (reception hall/park/etc), the invitation usually reads “pleasure of your company”.
You don’t need “and” in the year – it’s proper either way. Though omitting the “and” is the British way of doing it and so you should alter the spelling to match (so “honour” and “favour”) just to keep the consistency.
The time should read “half past four” and you can omit “in the afternoon” if you like, because it’s assumed that you wouldn’t be having your ceremony at 4:30 am. Though I like having “in the afternoon/evening/morning” because I think it looks nice.
On the RSVP cards, I would spell out the date because you spelled it out on the invitation – again, it’s a consistency thing for me. If you like the way it looks, then no need to change of course.
These look great! Congrats on your upcoming wedding and great job on the invitation suite!
Post # 9
You don’t need “and” in the year – it’s find as is.
The request line is normally either “pleasure of your company” or “honor of your presence”. I find “honor of your company” a little strange. Since your wedding isn’t in a house of worship, I would probably change it to “pleasure of your company”.
The ninja thing is cute, but I don’t think it really fits with your invitation syle. Your invitations have traditional wording and seem to be more on the formal side, so the ninja thing is a little out of place IMO.
Post # 10
@Soon2BeMrsS: In America, the year is written without the “and,” so you’re fine there.
I agree with PP about the ninja thing seeming out of place. The rest of your wording is is so formal and serious that when I read the ninja parts it seemed very strange.
Post # 11
Thanks, bees! I will probably revise to include most of what you recommended. I won’t put an “and” in the year because I was taught that “and” implies a decimal in regards to numbers. And yes, the ninja thing is a bit out of place but I was realizing as we planned the wedding that it was more and more about me and less Mr. S since he’s out of state and not really around to give input. When we first started dating, he joked constantly about ninjas. So, the RSVP card was for him. And he laughed his ass off when he saw the draft so it’s staying. 🙂 our friends and family won’t think its out of place.
Post # 12
I agree that a fancier font would be nice for your headings and the rest looks great. I thought th ninja reference was hilarious and I don’t know your FI 🙂
Post # 13
@Soon2BeMrsS: +1 to the “and” implying a decimal! I try so hard to follow that rule even though so many people don’t know/realize that’s what it means.
Post # 14
@Soon2BeMrsS: most of the details were touched by pp.
the one thing that glares at me is the font for Rock Creek Gardens on the main invite. this font is nowhere else on the invitation or coordinating stationery. it looks very out of place. you should change it to match one of the other fonts that you currently are using (the script of your names, the bold headings font or the simple body font).