(Closed) DIY Invites: Thoughts?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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 # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Cute design.

christineandjohn I don’t think it is a drop shadow.  I think she just blurred out their first names.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s cute!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@christineandjohn:  Yeah, that’s their first names, blurred out for privacy.

OP, this is gorgeous.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Looks fab! Love both fonts.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Very pretty!!! What font did you use for the names?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

D’oh! I feel like a big dufus! So yes, I think it’s really cute!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

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 !! Laughing

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I think it looks great.

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