(Closed) Critique Invitation Design- need opinions!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

bmp68:  

I agree that I think there is a little too much white space? Any way you can perhaps make the text area bigger without moving it dramatically because I like how it is anchored to the center of the invite. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

bmp68:  It does look like a lot of white space to me – perhaps your names could be bolder and adjust the spacing a little to take up a little more of the card.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’m not a graphic designer, but I think it looks clean & simple.  I like it!

Post # 6
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592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

There is a lot of white space, but if you’re looking for a clean and elegant style, I think the white space works for that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’d go up on the font one size if you’re not loving it. If it makes the text go on another line, keep it as is. I actually love it and love the simplicity and elegance of it. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The space between your script font and your uppercase font is inconsistent, and the dividing fleuron is also improperly positioned. You also have inconsistent cases in your text. There is a lot of white space at the top and bottom. You could add a graphic element or make this invite a square, but this will affect postage rates. You can also add information on your reception, assuming you are having one?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I would add an embossed/debossed border.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

bmp68: 

  1. There is a different amount of space between the top of the M in Marielle and “together with their families” than between the P in Joseph and the descender in your FI’s surname from “request the honour of your presence”. It may be the same amount of line spacing, but because your FI’s name has 2 descenders and the font makes those descenders particularly long, you should move the serif text a little lower so it doesn’t look as cramped.
  2. Yes, you have capitalised only the proper nouns, but because you only have 4 capitalisations that happen to be quite large compared to the smallcaps, they jump out of the invite. If you are dead set on only capitalising proper nouns, I would reduce the type size for the first letter of those proper nouns so that they are larger but not so significantly. Alternately, I suggest lowercase (in smallcaps as you already have it) throughout as the smallcaps negates the need for capitalisation.
  3. The fleuron is not centered between the time of the wedding and the name of the church. It is closer to the time.
  4. If you are worried about adding graphics because of the flueron, consider using a different fleuron or a graphic instead of the fleuron. Let’s say you had flowers at the top, then you could use one small bud instead of the fleuron. Don’t let a tiny fleuron control the entire invite! I don’t know what type of printing you plan to use but you could do blind embossing or blind letterpress.
  5. Consider having the Church and address towards the bottom of the invite if you want to fill some of the white space and not add graphics. You will need to move the main text too if you do this.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I think the space between your names and the ampersand is too much.  Shrink the size of the space down in addition to the changes mentioned above.

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