Update on our DIY invitations! :)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    Your formatting is off. The year apart from the rest of the date is awkward. Even though 1 oclock looks weird to you it is correct and 1pm conveys casual affair. I also like the chevrons on your previous one a lot more than the stripes!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I can’t see the picture to vote…

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @erinbacher:  YUP! To be completely honest, it look like a save the date, not an invitation… is there more to it?

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    @erinbacher:  I like your date & time much better in the second version, all written out it looks more formal. You may also want to add “in the afternoon” which would indicate the “PM” you had previously.

    I also wonder who is the “we” stated twice on your invitation…”We cordially invite you…” and “We would be honored by your presence..” I feel like if it is just yourself and the groom it reads a little awkwardly to me…not trying to be too picky, just by the end of reading it I found myself asking…”Who is this “we”?”

    Otherwise I think it looks great! I do agree with PP though that I also kind of preferred the chevron you had before..but the stripes look good too! Go with what you like best.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like this a lot!  The stripes work with the corner designs a lot better than the chevron did .  As much as I like chevron it was too much with the corners, and I really like those blue designs.

    The wording on the second one (spelled out) fills things up so there is less white space, so I think that looks better.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    I would do “one o’clock in the afternoon”

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I like the changes, the larger font, numbers spelled out, etc.  If the double “we” is bothersome, the top line can be changed to: “you are cordially invited to…”

    I like the last line.  It adds a nice spirit of sincerity.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @erinbacher:  I like the layout better when you spell out the date and time. However, I would put “one o’clock in the afternoon”. Also, I liked the chevronon your last invitation better than the stripes.

    ETA: When you say “We cordially invite you to the wedding of Jane Doe and John Smith..” it makes me think someone else is inviting me. Like your parents or something. I would change it to “You are cordially invited blah blah..”

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    @wabanzi: I like this suggestion , I think that would sound really nice and reads a little better to me.

     

    For Example:

     

    You are cordially invited to

    The wedding celebration

    Of

    Bride

    &

    Groom

    The Seventeenth of November

    Two thousand and Thirteen

    One o’clock in the afternoon

    Location

    Reception to follow

    We would be honored by your presence

     

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @erinbacher:  Like our invitations had a TON of information

    Sorry for the crappy pic, but, had to edit for safety… Maybe I overdid it o_O

     

    ETA: ours had a little poem included, I can get the exact wording if you would like to see exactly what I had written there

     

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