(Closed) Critique My Wedding Programs!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Newbee

Definitely don’t like the ribbon color like you said, but I think the holes are ok. I love everything else about them, they look good 🙂

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Aside from what you have already mentioned, I think they look lovely. I’m not sure how you would get away with not having the holes, though…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I really like the overall design of the programs! I do agree that the holes are not ideal. Have you considered tying a longer piece of ribbon throughour the entire center of the program with a bow on the outside? I have a pic below. If you don’t like that idea, a smaller punch may help. Also, if you can’t find the correct color dusty purple ribbon, I think gold (to match the font color)  would look very elegant. The purple looks out of place bc there is no purple anywhere else on the program.

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I agree not keen on the colour ribbon or holes. You could use a large sewing needle to thread them instead of a hole punch. I think they are beautiful but could maybe use more contrast in the text? Like maybe dusty purple titles?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

agree with ribbon, also maybe a solid ribbon? 

but with the holes, i don’t like the ribbon looped around (i think it looks dated, idk) so you can buy a smaller hole punch (like smaaaaalll) at joanns, amazon, or really anywhere. then you can essentially hide the holes because the ribbon will take up the whole of the size. make sense?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I like them a lot. I agree about the holes and the ribbon though. A thin gold ribbon or ivory ribbon the whole way round will look lovely. Try and it post an update if you can!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

annb9:  Glad to help! WHen I tied the ribbons, it required 2 people, one to tie the first knot, and then someone to put their finger down to secure it while the 2nd knot was tied. I tied a bow after a doulbe knot was tied to secure it. Gettign the right “tightness” of the ribbon took a few tries, and out of the 4 people who were working on invites, only 2 people could do it correctly, but then the other 2 were tying bows. Youl could also use a glue gun dot, but that seemd potentially messy to me, and if you have an outdoor ceremony and it’s hot, they could melt. Since I used a pretty thin ribbon, it stayed pretty well. The slightly thicker one also stayed, but didn’t look balanced with the borders for the invte! Good luck if you try this method! 

This will also work better for heavier stock paper, the average printer paper may bend when tying a robbon around it, but you do have more than one layer, so that will help as well.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

To hold the ribbon on you could use a small glue dot at the top of one of the inner pages. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I love the image on the front and the fonts you’ve chosen. I wonder if you would be open to editing the text down to make it less wordy and have more white space on the pages. Visually I think that could be a little more appealing.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Overall, freaking GORGEOUS.

The ribbon is much better, and the holes are perfect. I don’t think you can go smaller and still get the ribbon through!

I agree with everyone about the text, it’s too much. BUT it’s not that it’s too much text, it’s the font. I know you said you’re set on that font, but a font like that is not intended for blocks of text, it’s meant for titles/headlines. I think you’ll find the text MUCH more readable if you use sentence case (instead of all caps). Is that font only capital letters? If so, I think you should find a font that has lowercase letters but looks similar (off the top of my head, you might like Open Sans or Abel).

The convention is also to use a serif font (meaning it has little flourishes on the letters, like Times New Roman) rather than a sans serif (like Arial). I personally disagree, I think the flourishes makes the text look busy and again, like a wall of text. But the flourishes help readers to distinguish letters and helps you read faster. So… I guess you can decide for yourself on that.

I really suggest you try making another copy (maybe just one page so you’re not wasting paper/ink) and compare the two. (For the wedding party and ceremony, you could still use Copperplate for titles like “Parents of the Bride” and “Processional” etc).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

It looks 100X better with the new ribbon everything flows together that way! I agree with the poster above who said it would be easier to read in sentance case and that take away the overwhelming sense of text. Either way they are very nice programs, good job!

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