(Closed) first draft typography-style invite. please be gentle.

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I like the color scheme and organization of the invite!

The advice I have for you is that you might want to consider only using 2-3 different font styles that compliment each other. 

Post # 5
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2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@geekchick:  Can you cut it down to three fonts instead of however many you have? I think the combination of different fonts, sizes, and spacing is really overwhelming. I like the fonts for your name, the date/time, and the reception line. I dislike the font choice for the ceremony location.

Post # 6
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@geekchick:  The key to strong typography is limiting your typefaces: choose only One or Two, and then you can use different sizes, spacing, and boldness of the same typeface to create hierarchy within your information.

You have two typefaces that seem to complement each other well on here: the one that says “Rona & Danny” and the “Saturday, December 14”. Try switching everything to those two fonts, and it’ll look a lot cleaner. Maybe try using the two fonts in “blocks” instead of every other line. Put similar types of information in the same font.

I would also recommend making the last block of text much smaller, along with the text at the top, to make everything else stand out.

Nice job! Keep posting updates!

Post # 7
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I like the concept. However, I don’t like

-The uniformity in font size–wedding invitations typically have the names larger, and everything else smaller. This invitation is like reading a news article where the entire story is the size of the headline

-The fact that the fonts are different styles

-The fact that the fonts are/look like Microsoft Word’s included fonts

-The uneven, “off” spacing between lines

-The fact that there’s an “and” in “two thousand and thirteen”

But I do think you are on the right track, and should revise what you have rather than scrapping and starting over. What is your theme?

Post # 8
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561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I agree with everyone else. I think you need to play with the fonts more. There are tons of free fonts you can download online! Pinterest is an awesome place to check for pins that link to cool, free, downloadable fonts. Have fun with it! I do think you might want to limit the amounts of fonts that you are using down to two, maybe three, that work haromoniously together, and with the feel you are going for. It looks to me like you might be going for an art deco feel? Is that on purpose?

Another thing is that is looks a bit busy. I think increasing the amount of negative space by making a more generous border of white around your message (so that the words are not so close to the burgandy red border) will neaten it up, and make it much easier to read. I also feel that much of the information could be a smaller font. Play around with it! It can only go up from here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It actually have me a headache when I looked at it. Sorry!

I think there are TOO many fonts going on.

Post # 12
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9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is an example from royalsteamline.com:

I think a bunch of fonts together can look AWESOME if they’re right.  The problem is getting them right.  I loved this invitation, but it would have cost $8/person…which is ridiculous.  So, my dad and I tried to design one…but it was SO hard.  If you have WAY more patience than I do, I’m sure you can find fonts that are different but complimentary.  If not, you might want to consider the route I took, which was to come up with a concept I liked and explain it to a local print shop.  The person I worked with, Emily, was able to take the ideas, fonts, and pictures we liked and make them into awesome Save the Dates and Invitations.  

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