(Closed) Designed my own wedding invitations- how do they look? Did I leave anything out?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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waitingtobeemrsS: I like them, they definitely don’t like they’re designed amateurly or anything! My only small critiques are that the traditional married monogram is the wife’s initial, last name initial, husband’s initial, so yours should be: hSs. Also, the wording “honor of your presence” is typically reserved for weddings that take place in a house of worship. The correct wording in your case is “request the pleasure of your company.” 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

They look great…

Dessert reception? YUM! What a great idea! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

The first picture…

~it looks rather awkward that each line begins with a capital letter. Technically, it’s one sentence.

~ I believe it should read wedding not marriage… as it’s the wedding that you are inviting your guests to. The marriage is the lifelong bond between you and your husband.

~ I believe the correct wording is two thousand fifteen… no “and”

~ “Six-thirty” looks awkward and, technically, it’s in the evening. Most societal “norms” define evening as after 6pm. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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MrsBonJovi: Actually I agree with everything you said now that I look over it again. OP, if you don’t want to say “at their wedding” you could say “as they join in marriage”. Two thousand fifteen (no and) is definitely correct and 6:30 is certainly not afternoon – you can say half past six in the evening. 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I love the graphics! I actually just recently saw some on Etsy with a similar design that I am considering, but I think I like the look of yours even more.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Very cute! I am no expert, but I think that you are on to something. I agree with the PPs On suggestions. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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waitingtobeemrsS:  They look lovely! I am having a dessert reception too. 

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Busy bee

I think they’re very pretty but strictly from a design perspective, there are some little things that don’t match and kind of look off to me. If I were to critique this in a graphic design class, I’d say that first the cursive fonts on the RSVP card and the invite should be the same. The part where you mention your wedding website should be much smaller and the website should fit on one line. The flowers, the monogram wreath, and the leaves around the guestbook info are all very different styles. One looks like watercolor, one looks stamped, and the other is like a stenciled cutout sort of design. I would try to make them more cohesive, maybe by making the RSVP flowers look more watercolor-y. There’s a photoshop filter that should be able to handle that task. Additionally, I’d add some of the peachy flowers from the RSVP to the invitation just so you get that hint of color and they match more. Are you going to include addressed envelopes for the RSVP cards? I don’t think it’s necessary but it would make it easier on you to get more RSVPs mailed sooner if they don’t have to worry about envelopes. This is just my input, and you obviously don’t have to make my suggestions, but I hope it helps! I think they’ll look great either way.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

The invitations themselves are gorgeous!!! They look super professional.

Technically, your new married monogram isn’t used until after you are married, but I see monograms pop up more and more on invitations and few people know that rule now anyway. It’s a victimless crime, IMO.

 

The wording should read as follows:

Together with their families

Haylee Middlename Lastname

and 

Steven Middlename Lastname

request the pleasure of your company

as they are united in marriage

Saturday, the tenth of August

two thousand fifteen

at half after six o’clock (in the evening)

Venue Name

City, State 

 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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waitingtobeemrsS:  I’m using a bible guestbook as well.. never thought of pre-warning guests to come prepared with a verse though…

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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waitingtobeemrsS:  So what happens when people send in the RSVP card, then need to look up your wedding website closer to the wedding? I would put it on the invitation or a separate little card they can keep. Also, the  wording you are using is super formal. When you spell out the date and time, that says FORMAL. Change the date to a more informal Saturday, August XX at 6:30pm.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Incidently, “request the honor of your presence at their marriage” or “at the marriage of x and y” is correct. The traditional usage of the word – especially in a religious context – included not only the state of being married, but the ceremony at which people are married. So formal wedding invitations still use that terminology instead of the more colloquial “request the honor of your presence at their wedding.”

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