Post # 1
So I designed my own wedding invites and I am about to send everything to the printer. What do my bees think? I am going to have my main invite printed on 4×6 Star Dream Opal paper, and mount them on 5×7 glitter cardstock.
I’m also going to add a ribbon at the top 🙂
Here is our response card. We are printing these on 5 x 3.5 Star Dream Opal Card Stock with matching gold printing on the back (our return address).
We are also including a link to our wedding wedsite on a 4×3 card printed on the same paper.
What do you think? Are they cute? Are they clear and easy to understand? Am I making an faux pas?
Any Bee advice is appreciated!
Post # 5
I love these! Just a suggestion for the main invite to tie in the other colors I’d put your bigger in the pink color. I think it’d tie all the cards together!
Post # 6
@FutureMrsClayshulte: I really like the overall design, but honestly, it is hard to read the actuall invite because it is all italicized. It is a little overwhelming.
If you haven’t sent it to print yet, I would consider changing it to non-italicized and maybe a sans serif font (for the third image with all the details). You could leave key parts italicized (i.e., names, date, etc)
I only offer my opinion from a graphic designers perspective, so it’s just a suggestion 🙂 My Fiance, who is also a graphic designer suggested varying the font styles on the main invitation as well. Perhas 2-3 max.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! The ribbon on my invitationis going to be coral to tie it all together but maybe ill play with it a little before sending it off 🙂
Post # 8
Just a note too….the paper i am using has a shimmer to it and the shimmer shows throught the ink and makes it look sparkly too 🙂
Post # 9
I agree, it’s overwhelming. They look nice otherwise though!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah, the actual invite is kinda hard to read, with the italics and it all being one color. Maybe put your names in coral, and play around with the font? Besides that, they look great.
Post # 11
Here they are! What do you think?
Post # 12
You’re on the right track – I really think you might want to consider everyone’s recommendations about the invitation being difficult to read. I would redo the invitation and use the same font you used for the website on your info card and only use the script font when using your initials, people’s names and the date/time. I would also change whatever you use for the script font to be the pink color. I would also try to space out the ampersand and make it bigger between the initials.
If you make those changes, you will be surprised how much it cleans it up! Hope that helps!
Post # 13
@FutureMrsClayshulte: I agree with everyone. I think you should keep the fonts the same and the one used on your information card is much easier to read. I think they look gorgeous though!