(Closed) Critique my invite!

posted 4 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you like it so far?
    Yeah : (8 votes)
    24 %
    No : (13 votes)
    38 %
    Yeah but it needs a lot of work : (13 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    12259 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Can you center the lines? I love the slant! Just wish the lines were even.

    Post # 5
    3379 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lauraashley09:  Yep, centering. The only thing I don’t like is that the “L” on Laura crosses the line. One idea is to reduce the font on the & so that Laura can be moved down a bit and fit within the lines.

    Post # 8
    1918 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t really care for the block font you’ve selected.  It looks too casual.  Also if you’re going to write out the date, you should also write out the time.  At Half After Four O’Clock in the Afternoon.  Parkway and Minnesota should also be written out.

    Post # 10
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Oh fonts….so easy to go down the rabbit hole! I spent forever changing the fonts on my Save The Dates. I knew I wanted to use Didot (swoon…) but I’d made images that used a little bit of Helvetica Neue so finding a third font that didn’t clash with those two was challenging

    I have a hard time finding sans serifed fonts that don’t feel too casual but I do like the contrast with the cursive. One thing to play around with if you want to use a small caps font is using your shift key to upper case the first letter of various words to make them stand out. Like how the T in “together with their families” and the R in “request the presence” in your inspiration invite are bigger than the rest of the word

    Are you using Illustrator?  I think it’s nice that they have the Type tool where you can see what the different fonts look like spelled out.  And that they have “recent fonts” so if you are deciding between a few you can switch back and forth without having to look them all up again

    Post # 13
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lauraashley09:  Oh I like the serif so much better than the sans-serif! I also am loving the gold with the white and green. Are those your wedding colors?

    The Adobe programs are definitely not cheap but neither is MS Office when you get down to brass tacks. I dabble in design and used to make loads of prototypes in Powerpoint & Photoshop until my sister showed me how much easier it is to use Illustrator. Now I’m obsessed! Make ALL the things…

    This weekend’s project is building my wedding website! One of my friends agreed to host my domain on his server but I’m having trouble with the DNS settings. GRRR. So instead I’m playing on Weddingbee and customizing maps in Illustrator to show people how to get to my wedding

    Post # 14
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @lauraashley09:  Is it just me, or are your sections of text not rotated at the same angle? It appears that the space between the beginning of “Request the pleasure…” and “Samuel” is smaller than the space between the end of the line and his name, if that makes sense? The same thing between “dinner and dancing to follow” and the line above.

    Post # 15
    1911 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    It’s not for me. It’s plain and kind of boring, doesn’t say wedding to me. I also think the hunter green is really masculine. That isn’t to say whatever I pick out would be too busy and girly for your tastes though!

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