Post # 1
Not a postage stamp, silly!
I’ve been working for a while on our wedding invitation suite.
This is my inspiration invite:
We are having a kind of enchanted forest/woodland fairy tale wedding, and I wanted to set that stage with the invitations. I deff wanted fairy tale wording, and I thought I wanted the woodsy/floral stamp design as well. FSMIL is a paper queen, and she has a bazillion stamps and makes all her own cards and things, so she will be making our invitations pretty (I am supplying the template and text).
Here is the invitation that I made (not pictured is a “details” card with the church and reception location and the website):
I love the text and the script, and now I’m wondering if adding in a floral motif would be too much? Do you think I “need” the nature-y stamps? Would it totally conflict stylistically? Should I let the text stand alone as decoration? The invites will be printed on ivory cardstock with a purple backing.
Here is a stamp that FSMIL suggested when I sent her the inspiration invite:
Post # 3
I love them! It’s so different from the typical invites. I think with such over the top font, that you won’t need the stamp – it might make it all look a little too busy.
Post # 4
Wow! it’s gorgeous!!! I don’t think you even need a stamp. It’s beautiful on it’s own!!
Post # 5
I really like the clean lines of the two fonts as-is; it’s pretty and striking without being cluttered.
Based on the intircate and detailed nature of the font you are using, I think the flower stamp would be too much. Also, the font evokes more of a fairy-tale feeling, while the flowers are more rustic/woodland/English garden in feel. I feel that both items would be a bit too busy together.
Post # 6
Do you think a dainty, whispy-er, leafier stamp would be better, a la the details around the O and B? Or any stamp would overwhelm it?
Post # 7
@Fanciful: Yes, if you went with something more wispy and delicate, I could see it working with the fonts. I’d print out a couple of sample invitations and play around with different stamps and placements till you find something that speaks to you. Good luck!
Post # 8
@Fanciful: I think it looks amazing! Just one thing the happy ever after needs to move down just a little. It is too close to the other text. Other than that it looks fantastic as is.
Post # 9
I agree with pp; i definitly wouldn’t use the big stamp.
sure, if you have other, more delicate stams to work with, that might turn out nice.
just do a trial on plain paper to see what looks good and what is simply too much.
Post # 10
Here is a mock-up FSMIL sent me… Thoughts?
Post # 11
@Fanciful: I think the stamp would really make it even better, but it’s already beautiful 🙂
Post # 12
@Fanciful: Oh good. I was going to suggest a light ink and using the stamp along the edges just like the follow up you posted! I like it.
Post # 13
@Fanciful: I wouldn’t stamp. This is a beautiful invitation already and so unique. I love it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow
I think your invites stand alone perfectly, and I wouldn’t do the stamp. Your invite is simpl but intricate in the wording and fancy fonts. You don’t want it to be too busy.
Post # 15
@Fanciful: I love the mock up!! Your invitations will look great! I think they are creative, romantic, and I love the font!!
Post # 16
Wow! It seems to be split pretty evenly!