(Closed) Are my DIY invites good enough?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Does this look like a professional invite?
    Yep! : (61 votes)
    70 %
    Not quite yet! : (26 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    6215 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I would like it if all the text were the same color, right now it looks a little busy with the two shades of grey. Also, the stuff that is lighter looks less important as it is right now, when really it’s the most important information.

    The wording is also a little funky but I don’t have any suggestions right now for an improved version (helpful, I know!)

    Post # 4
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    7219 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @sunsetchristy:  I like it as is, including the lighter grey. I, too, think the wording is a little awkward but can’t think of how else to include your parents’ names! I’ll be stalking this for better ideas because both SO & I have one deceased parent with the other not remarried, so we’ll be in the same boat. 

    Post # 5
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Uhm, these are seriously awesome! I’m an artsy person myself, so the watercolor won me over immediately. I like the wording and I also like the simple font(s) you used–it doesn’t distract from the colorful imagery, but is still easy to read!
    BRAVO!

    Post # 6
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    495 posts
    Helper bee

    First: I love the bottom flower and the way you’ve done your first names.

    Suggestions:

    I would add a bit more floral to the top, if you can. The bottom one is so vibrant, and that one is so small.

    Reword the whole first half (up to your names; and be sure to include your last names for people who know several Christys and Jons, unless they’re the same as your listed parents’ names). As it is, it’s unclear whose parent is whose or if they’re both one person’s. Either “Together with their parents, Christy & Jon invite you to … ” or “James ____ and Elizabeth ____ invite you to a celebration of love (etc.) as their children Christy & Jon …”

    I might also do a more slender/taller font, and I agree with keeping it all in darker gray (or trying something like navy or deep purple).

    Post # 7
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    527 posts
    Busy bee

    OMG.  The design is SO COOL!  I absolutely LOVE it!!

    The wording is fine.  No one will care if it’s a little wordy.  😉

    Post # 9
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    6215 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    By The Way I forgot to add that I think you did a seriously awesome job and the design is great, I would love opening one of these up. Sorry that I jumped straight to the nitpicks =) 

    Post # 10
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    That’s cool!!!! You did a great job!!!! I went to school for Graphic Design as well and looking to design my invitations so hopefully I will do a great job like you!

    Post # 11
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    805 posts
    Busy bee

    Those are super cute with the watercolour effect. Maybe just no light grey font though, it gets washed out by everything else – keeping it dark grey might make a big difference.

    Post # 12
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    these are GORGEOUS.  I love the variation in the fonts (having them both be grey keeps it from being too busy, and lets the other colors pop), and love the asymmetry of the large flowers at the bottom and small petals at the top.

    the only thing I *might* still do if this were mine is to test out other fonts for the grey text.  I think this one looks completely fine (and I like that it is clean-looking and doesn’t distract), but there may be another one that you wouldn’t have thought of but when you see it in the invitation you realize it’s perfect.  this just happened to me, which is why I’m suggesting it.  🙂

    good luck!  can we see your reply card too??

    Post # 13
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    770 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    They’re perfect!

    Post # 14
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think they are beautiful as is! 

    Post # 15
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    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love them!

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