Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
I did a mock-up of invitations. I wanted them to be fun and not super formal. There are two cards that will have hoteI info and directions. I used all different patterned yellow cardstock. Is it too birthday party? Or is it ok for fun country wedding?
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I think they would look better if the card was more of a muted yellow or more neutral. The banner makes me think summer birthday, but just my opinion.
Post # 4
@atreyu547: I completely agree. It definitely looks more party than wedding. Also, I know this is a rough draft but the real thing definitely would need more attention to detail; the symmetry is rough & corners got a bit mangled. Either way, I’d take off the banner and consider fewer patterns.
Post # 5
I think they look wonderful! They’d be great for a casual, fun country wedding 🙂 Do you know what fonts you’re going to use?
Post # 6
@Quickiebee: I think it all depends on what type of wedding you are having. If it’s low key and fun then these would be great, but if it’s more formal, black-tie, etc then you should do something different.
Post # 7
Simplify the number of paper patterns, bring in a neutral accent (maybe grey), and lose the paper flags and that will go a long way to making it look less like a birthday invitation.
They can look different and casual without looking cartoonish or overly stuffy.
ETA: Also, a lot of how formal the invitation is has a lot to do with the weight of the paper. I can get an invitation with a swooping font and rhinestone stuck on the seal, but if it’s paper as thin what’s in my printer, it’s going to feel out of place and casual. Make that work for you! You don’t have to use printer thin paper, but you can use a lower weight paper (like low to medium cardstock weight maybe) to convey that this isn’t a black tie affair.