Post # 1
I know my wedding is far away but I figure I should take the extra time I have for some DIYing! Here is a wedding invitation theme that i am playing around with on photoshop. I would love your thoughts! Would you make any changes on fonts, colours, wording, positioning etc?
Post # 3
@emeraldcity13: I too am doing my own invites for my wedding and have helped out many friends and family members with theirs too. What is the theme and colour scheme for your wedding?
Your invites will give your guests their glimpse of your wedding so you want to be sure to give a good first impression 🙂
Post # 4
@thea87: My wedding doesn’t really have a theme, but I want it to feel casual. My colours are peach and gold. We are getting married in a park overlooking the skyline, water, and mountains, and then moving to a winery which is in an old warehouse for the reception. I want it to be rustic, but no burlap/kraft paper/mason jars for me.
Post # 5
I can see the effect you’re going for with the drop shadow, but I don’t think it’s good framing, design-wise. Generally, the main thing you want to see shouldn’t be shoved off so far to the side. It also seems that the shadows are not the same text as your names.(?) I would make your names more centered and make a nice, non-noisy drop shadow not too far away from it. Otherwise, it looks cute!
Post # 6
christineandjohn I don’t think it is a drop shadow. I think she just blurred out their first names.
Post # 8
@christineandjohn: Yeah, that’s their first names, blurred out for privacy.
OP, this is gorgeous.
Post # 9
Looks fab! Love both fonts.
Post # 10
Oh gosh, I love this! It’s beautiful.
You might experiment with breaking up the text with space — put maybe a half line-height space after the “four o’clock in the afternoon” and then after “portside”.
I’d also check to make sure that the names are evenly centered between “together with their parents” and “invite you share in the joy”. Right now it looks a bit too high to me.
If you don’t want to say “in the afternoon” you don’t have to, no one will show up at four o’clock a.m., I promise! but that’s really minor and a stylistic choice.
And that is absolutely all I can find to pick on. I think it’s delightful, and I love the whimsical 1960s worlds-fair kind of feel.
Post # 11
Very pretty!!! What font did you use for the names?
Post # 12
D’oh! I feel like a big dufus! So yes, I think it’s really cute!
Post # 13
@emeraldcity13: I love everything about your invitations! A million times yes!
Post # 14
Oh yay! I’m so glad people like it! Thanks everyone for their kind words.
@RoseVelvet: Thank you for your input! I will definitely try out different spacing and make sure everything is centred correctly. You’re right about the afternoon thing, its funny how i put it automatically but of course no one is going to be confused am/pm 🙂
@MLDoddie: The font for the names is Carolyna Pro Black. Not sure if this is allowed, but I found it for free (normally $100!!!) at http://freedowns4all.blogspot.ca/2012/09/download-top-50-best-seller-fonts-free.html
Post # 15
It’s super cute! I agree that it should be a sneak peak into the color scheme and theme of the wedding ceremony and reception, and it sounds like you have the whole casual and location thing down!
By the way – I was working on a sample of my wedding invite today and was feeling a bit crazy because it’s not until May 2014 so reading this makes me feel validated as a bee that it’s never too early if you are having fun with it !!