(Closed) Friend swiped my invitation DIY….

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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5183 posts
Bee Keeper

just breathe for a second. The wonderful thing about this is… you know.. its YOUR wedding. Who cares if everyone else things what you like is cheesy or whatever. If you like it, you have the ability to do it! If you love your design, continue on with it. If you want, maybe you could post your design here!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

why don’t you take a screenshot of it, then crop the screenshot?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d like to see your design too. I’m a designer, so at least I can tell you if your design has potential and your friend is just being a know-it-all. : )

If you can open the ai file back up in Illustrator, try going to File -> Export, instead of File -> Save, where you should have more options for file types (aka, jpeg). You could also try saving for web and devices.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I actually like it! I don’t really love colored inks and would prob prefer black though. Also, I have somewhat used the L-letterpress before.. i think it would be really cool if you didn’t ink the chandelier and just had it imprint on the paper.. You have already had the plated made, correct? I am going to look on my computer for a pic of a chandelier that I would prefer.

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think your friend is crazy — these are absolutely gorgeous, elegant and professional looking and you should really be proud of them. I have design background and you really hit it with the font mix, spacing and image. I can only imagine how great these will look in letterpress! Seriously — don’t look back. Everyone else will love these and you’ll feel so proud at the end of the day.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@colli459:  Your friend is being a little harsh. Its not a crappy invitation, I actually like it. To me the invitation quality is all about the paper its printed on and the ink. This is not a fancy invitation for a 50k wedding but it is cute and chic and would fit the theme of a 10-12k wedding. Honestly, its cute and will look very nice with all the words in letterpress.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If you want advice:

I’d move the names and “together with their families” over above the other text, then extend the chain of the chandelier all the way to the top.

I would make “together with their families” the same size as the rest of the text.

Take out the word “humbly” so that you can have “request the honor of your presence” into one line.

I’d center-align all of the text.  I wouldn’t capitalize every beginning of the line– it looks to much like an acrostic or something. (presence, two, and three, do not need to be capitalized.)

There should be a comma after Friday. “Friday, the twenty-eighth of December”

I’d also shrink the chandelier a little, it’s bumping too close to the text. 

Also something bugs me about the ampersand but I can’t decide how to fix it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think that looks really good.

And I prefer the pic of the chandelier that you already have.  =)

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