Post # 1
I’m wanting some opinions on our wedding invites!
We’re hosting the wedding and the invite is for our reception invitations. We are having a small family ceremony (church only fits 60) with the reception to follow. We’ll put them in dark purple pocketfolds. (colors and purple and teal).
Our theme is rustic with a few peacock touches (a few feathers in centerpieces, flowers, cake, and color scheme). The wood grain on the invitation prints very very subtle.
My fiance’ designed them.
Post # 3
I think that woodgrain background is really cool! A couple suggestions:
-the text below the purple flourish; all caps but first letters of words larger…my eyeballs don’t like it
-the “SW” after the street address is larger than the street address, not sure if that’s necessary
-“invite for for an evening with dinner and dancing” sounds a little odd. Maybe “invite you for an evening OF dinner and dancing” instead?
-I would consider making the “and” between your names in the black so your names pop even more
Post # 4
I agree with the above suggestions, but also, I am not too sold on the font used for the names. Maybe a script font? I would also make the size of the time/date information and the address information the same. The time/date information seems larger.
Post # 5
@SimplyKia: I agree that a script font will probably look better. I do love the colours and simplicity of it though, great job!
Post # 6
Totally agree about a script font! I agree with all of the above suggestions, except that the all caps doesn’t bother me, at all.
Post # 7
I really love what you have going!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I like it, the only little thing to pick on is the font sizing is a bit iffy
Post # 9
A script font wouldn’t go with our overall theme, I actually like the font for the names.
@ohlookitssara: I do agree with what your saying about the weird font sizing, it’s actually the font thats doing that. I’ll have him look at a few other font options. I actually didn’t notice the cap thing but it’s driving me crazy now! & the “invite” thing I found on a form and most people said it should be with, I wasn’t 100% sure what one was correct.
@SimplyKia: I agree with you on the date & time being the same size as the location. Thanks for the suggestion!
Post # 10
I’m no pro at fonts and things, but can suggest a spelling correction: Marriage, not Marraige. 🙂
Post # 11
@KBScarlett: Ah You’re a life saver!!!! Probably should proof read everything a million times now because I missed that.
Post # 12
@Sunshine1011: I LOVE the woodgrain effect. Is that the paper or a print? If paper, I’d love to know where you got it! I think the design has a nice balance too. Remember, everyone will always nitpick about the little details. In the end, it’s your invitation!
I’m a grammar nut, so I have to suggest these technical changes:
1) The “I” in “invite” should not be capitalized (or in this case, bigger)
2) You send an invitation TO an event.
3) “With” is grammatically acceptable (I’m pretty sure.) “Of” is just more common. Whatever floats your boat!
4) Jazz it up with an adjective 🙂
“invite you to an [adjective] evening of dinner and dancing”
Adjective ideas: elegant, exciting, enchanting, whimsical, relaxing, romantic, etc
Post # 13
@OnceUponATime: Thank you!! It’s actually a design, I’ve looked everywhere for a paper with that type of texture and just settled on a linen paper. The linen paper gives it a similar effect, but it’s not perfect :(. However, I found these on Cardsandpockets.com, and I’m in love! I’m considering doing these and taking the wood grain background off. The pocketfolds are kind of expensive though, an additional 70 cents per pocketfold.
Thank you for the grammar advice! It really helps!
Post # 14
@Sunshine1011: Ooh, I love those pocketfolds too!! I was considering ordering from cardsandpockets too, but I’m torn between a pocketfold (identical to what you what) or a format more like this. Heck, I might even do the pocketfold AND the lace/twine. Ugh. So indecisive.
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@OnceUponATime: You could totally do a pocketfold with a lace and twin belly band! I think that’d be amazing!! My only concern with the other layout is that it would fall apart easily or pieces would get lost.
@housebee: That’s amazing!!! Now I’m torn between the woodgrain pocketfold or the woodgrain paper. I think both would be overboard.