(Closed) DIY invitation – feedback on first proper draft!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you think I should add more elements to the invitation?
    No, just refine this version! : (29 votes)
    91 %
    Yes, the corners does look a little empty : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I can’t believe you did this yourself! Amazing!

    I actually like that the space between the two bottom leaves is bare. I am a fan of “less is more” though. The only thing I might do is make your names a bit larger. 

    Post # 4
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    As a graphic designer,

    i would rethink the font and the typesetting

    If you are going for that hand drawn look then i guess the border is personal prference. but art nouveau has more thicker external lines.


    Post # 5
    24 posts
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I love what you’ve done so far but I agree with PP’s-I’d leave the space above the leaves bare & have a play around with different fonts. I wish I had your artistic abilities-you’re incredibly talented! 🙂

    Post # 6
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @eocenia:  Did you draw this? WOW! It’s so pretty! I think it’s great!!

    Post # 8
    13249 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would use a more cursive type font, or at least, a different font.  I’m not a fan of the one youi’re using right now.  Impressive painting, though!

    Post # 10
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @eocenia:  I saw your message on the other thread asking me to look at this as well.  Your artwork is beautiful! You are very talented!

    Because of the ornate nature of the graphics, I would choose a more traditional, less ornate, cleaner font for the body of your invitation and use a contrasting, bolder font (relative to the one you choose for the main text — not relative to what you currently have) for your names.

    Although the invitation I chose was very formal and not at all the look that you’re seeking, I’m going to post the Crane sample version of the layout (it’s not my own, personal information), because it will show you how two very different type faces can provide the contrast I’m suggesting:

    Post # 12
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009


    That’s heading in the right direction. However, the point size and all caps in that font are still competing too much. I would use a similar font but one that comes in “small caps,” and I would reduce the point size significantly.

    Post # 13
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Definately heading in the right direction, but I personally would see how it looks without the border. I think what you have is gorgeous and it would look really nice on some nice paper .

    Post # 14
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I really like it. It reminds me of the Voynich Manuscript (only neater). I liked the font you had originally. Have you thought about what it would look like with the small caps as they are now (maybe a bit smaller/bolder) and the original font for your names, somewhat larger?


    Post # 15
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @eocenia:  I *love* these. I am so happy that they aren’t something people would expect. Its such a delight when people step out of the box and I REALLY like that you are handpainting these! eep!

    I like the last one you have posted here as far as fonts are concerned – and I am a graphic design too and one who specializes in customized wedding suites. 🙂 Good luck on these!

    Post # 16
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like the first font that you used too.

    Beautiful, though!!!

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