Post # 1
Okay Bees, I want brutal and honest opinions before I commit myself to printing over 200 of these things. Basically, I wanted a very simple wedding program, but still wanted it to look classy and not to cheesy. I designed this myself, and got the mongram that I used from weddingchicks.com. Any and all opinions are welcome!
Post # 2
I would do all of the names in the darker purple instead of the lavendar.
Seating of the families generally happens ASAP. The families want to be in prime seated position for watching their loved ones walk down the aisle. Mine went in the order of prelude, seating of the mothers, processional…
Brides escorted by father = why not just call it the “bridal entrance”?
There is a typo in “Father” for Carl Johnson.
Groomsmen = groomsman since each is listed individually
I think “photos” sounds better than “pictures.”
Hour d’overs = hors d’oeuvres
Arival = arrival.
Newly weds = newlyweds.
“on their wedding day” — is the last “y” cutoff or missing?
Post # 3
I will make all of the changes..I didn’t proof read it yet for errors…I was doing this at 2am and running on alot of coffee. Once I start something I finish it…ugh lol.
Does it look ok overall though?
Post # 4
MrsEmployed: I love the style of these! I would agree with PP, the purple font is too light, it doesn’t read as elegant as a darker hue. And, this might just be me, but the “th” at the very top (May 10th) seems way too high, it makes the top line look a bit wonky
Post # 5
There is nothing I can do to change the height of the 10th, that is just how this particulat font worked out =/ I am working on changing the hue of the font to something a but darker. You don’t thing my guests will talk about how horrible my programs are if I go with these? There is room in our budget to have them professional done, but I love to DIY this type of thing and thought I might give it a shot.
Post # 6
Hors d’oeuvres** agreed on the names being darker…. Maybe all the text should be darker.
Post # 7
I already fixed all of the spelling errors, like I said I was extremely tired when I was typing this up. I also said I was darkening the text as well.
Post # 8
The little squiggly thing beside the officiant should go. In fact, unless it would mortally offend the officiant, I would put him on the same line as the flower girl and ring bearer: evenly space the three names so they line up at front and end with the second o in groom.
then in the turquoise font space, put a title about this being the schedule (word it however you would like). The text in a block about where you are going should be justified, and in a sans serif font that includes lower case letters to make it easier to read and line up better.
depending on the program you are using you should be able to fix the th in10th either by going and changing from superscript to mid script in Microsoft word, or by using a text box formatted to be “through” the rest of the text.
also, I am not totally convinced by the font. Would something like Perpetua, Joanna or Poor Richard work for you? They are great fonts that are clean serifs.
Post # 9
I think these are looking great and just need a few tweaks! 🙂 Maybe you fixed it already, but there is a missing S on Bridesmaid next to Alexandria Johnson. I believe it should say Groomsman instead of Groomsmen to match the singular Bridesmaid on the left (it is just one groomsman). I can’t tell for sure if it already is, but it should be Best Man (two words).
I would get rid of the “th” on May 10th. It will read fine as May 10, and there should be a comma, too, so it’s May 10, 2014. What if you bumped the Wedding Party and Officiant text up a little bit so it’s centered between the two gray lines? The little embellishments next to Officiant might work better a little smaller so it’s not touching the lines, too.
This is one really minor thing that probably no one would care about but me, but I think all the hyphens/dashes should be the same length and have equal spacing around them. I think it’ll look cleaner. For example so you can see what I mean, the dash and spacing between Robert Miller, Sr. – Father of the Groom is different than Bonnie Miller – Mother of the Groom. To me, the left column (Bridesmaids, etc.) looks best and everything should match that. Great job on DIYing!