(Closed) Do Invites Set the Tone of Your Wedding? *My VistaPrint DIY Nautical Design*

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Do Invites Set the Tone? Is this VP design too informal for my formal evening wedding?
    YES- It does not send the message that this wedding will be semi-formal. Keep designing. : (16 votes)
    67 %
    NO- Its cute & when you say "semi-formal attire requested" they'll understand. Use both! : (8 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m confused, do these invites you designed cost $7.50 each? If not I would totally use only the ones you made, because they look awesome and unique. If they are that expensive, & budget is a concern, I’d get the free ones and send these to your favorite people. (;

    One suggestion: cut down the number of fonts you are using. You should have one primary font and one accent font, no more. It looks like you have way too many fonts going on here. Reducing to two will really pull together the design.

    Post # 4
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I hear you on finding good nautical invites- I’m doing a nautical theme too, and will probably just work with someone to design something, but these are a few of my favorites that Im hoping she’ll work off!  I don’t know if you think these are boring or not but hopefully some of them  help

    http://grapevinepaperie.com/slideshow/portfolio11.html

    http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2011/09/08/nautical-new-jersey-wedding-melanie-james/

    http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/9077636718437330_av5aZZVA_f.jpg

     

     

    Post # 7
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    First of all, I looked at those same VP invites for my Western rustic wedding.  How in the world did you add your own graphics??? I thought that silly star was permanent!

     

    Second, I have been told that the invitation does set the formality of your event.  Your invites don’t really convey nautical to me (other than the little graphics), the playbill font seems more western to me.

    So your invites don’t look like the proper formality for the event you are describing.

     

    Do you like any of the Minted nautical themes?

    http://www.minted.com/search?s=nautical&x=0&y=0

     

    Wedding Paperie are good priced and very customizable.

    http://www.weddingpaperie.com/wedding-invitation

     

     

    Post # 9
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ah, good tip!

     

    I forgot, did you ask if they can give you a digital design?

    Post # 11
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    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I definitley think these set the right tone: they’re fun, but they also look formal to me: not super-formal, but definitley semi-formal, especially since the guests will see the evening time and most likely automatically think it’s more formal. I love the mix of fonts too: I think they’re great. You wouldn’t need two sets of invites unless you wanted to get your free ones. 

    Post # 12
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    These look really cool and are a steal with the Vista Print deal! Could you use your free invites for the rehearsal dinner, your bridal shower/bachelorette, or an engagement party? Or could you save them for sometime when you’re a MOH/bridesmaid for someone else and do their shower/bachelorette party invites? (I just think it’d be awkward at the wedding or shower if someone brings up how great your invites were and realizes they got different ones than the person sitting next to them…) I prefer your revised ones, but do you have the RSVP info on the back of the invite AND on its own card? I think it’s a little overkill to have it on the back of the invite…just my opinion though! Great job!!

    Post # 14
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @RapunzelRapunzel:  Not trying to freak you out, most people here blur their information.  Why?  For starters, it kinda defeats the purpose of password protecting your site when the password is spelled out here.  I easily went to your website.  If I wanted to be a creeper, I could google you, your Fiance, your parents, and your future in-laws now that I have their names.  Also, giving a time & date for when you will all be out of town (ie your house) is telling criminals a lot.  If you take your images into paint, just add a black box over the personal information, save, and upload here.

    I agree with PP about leaving the back of the invitation blank.

     

    Post # 15
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    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honest opinion I would give a friend: My eye still wants fewer fonts. It has a bit of a zany/unkempt/disorganized feel with the different fonts and the amount of busy-ness. Also, why do you say the price of the hotel twice in two sucessive lines?

    Post # 16
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    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree: they are fun but there is still a lot of font going on.  I think two or maybe three max would make it easier for the eyes to rest a bit.  

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