(Closed) Critique my DIY invite

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Do my invitations look okay?
    I think they fit your formal theme perfectly! : (10 votes)
    27 %
    They kind of look like they weren't made professionally, but they're okay : (17 votes)
    46 %
    I wouldn't think your wedding was formal looking at this, but they will work : (6 votes)
    16 %
    Honestly, this looks horrible. : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    890 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think its pretty! And I love the color! It would look really pretty in a grey envelope!

    Post # 4
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    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    To be perfectly honest, I don’t get the really fancy feel from these, but a lot of that is going to depend on paper quality, too.  If you have them professionally  printed on really good paper, it’s going to up the formality/fanciness level, but it will also up the price.

    Post # 5
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    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    The following words should not be capitalized: request, son and at three o’clock.  It’s not really my taste, but they look fine.

    Post # 7
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    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @IowaDDS13:  I think DIY is fine.  I was just commenting to the point that you wanted a more formal feel, and that’s not what I would guess for this invitation.  How formal are you talking?  Black tie, or cocktail dresses?

    Post # 9
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Don’t forget to put a space between “of” and “their”.

    The “cheap” looking part to me is the scroll along the top. I would try some other ones.

    The script font looks nice. I would try a second, even fancier font for your and your DH’s names. The whole invite being done with the same font seems a little blah.

    Post # 10
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    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    as a designer, i would reccommend using two different fonts. have most of the important information written in a more legible/readable font, and then have the names in something fancy.

    i like what you have so far, though. it looks pretty, and i think it fits your feel.

    Post # 12
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    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I actually think it would look better if you printed purple writing on ivory/cream paper.  I think your set will look really dark with a purple invite and charcoal grey pocketfolds.

    Post # 15
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Honestly, looks worse to me. That font isn’t doing any favors.

    Would you consider paying $30 or so to have someone on Etsy design it for you? Design IS a really steep learning curve (as you mentioned being new to it), and there’s just a certain eye for it.

    Also, I think spelling “honor” as “honour” when you’re in the US (particularly the midwest) sort of looks fake pretentious. Like you’re trying too hard to be classy. I’d go with the US spelling. JMO.

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