Post # 1
I’m going to print these on a textured ivory cardstock (the red looks a LOT better on it, so I’m not asking for opinions on font color).
I’m looking for opinions on the fonts, font sizes, arangement, wording, and overall look.
ETA the fonts are: Champignon Medium (the script), Trajan Pro (block letters), Fraktur-Schmuck (the swirlies at the top & bottom; it’s a capital i)
Post # 3
Here are the matching RSVP cards I made. Open to opinions as well:
Post # 4
I love the format of this so much! What size paper is it on?
My only tweak is that it appears your names might be a little off-center– a little too far to the left. This might just be because they are your priviacy code names though! I would also remove the comma after Sunday, even if having it is more grammatically accurate. it just looks… lonely.
But I seriously seriously love your invitations. Very classic yet modern.
Post # 5
@dolphindoll: They’re going to be tea length, and I’m printing them on 8×12 cardstock (12×12 square, but I cut off 4″ on one side, and I’m using that 4×12 strip for the rsvp squares). The 12×12 fits 3 invitations and 3 rsvps per page, then I cut them out with a paper trimmer.
Yeah, it’s centered with our real names; I just threw those ones on.
Thank you! I’m going to remove the lonely little comma now. 🙂
Post # 6
I love them! Great job. 😀
Post # 8
I really like it! It looks fantastic!
Post # 9
I think they are beautiful! I love the quote on the invite, the first person really matches well to the invite considering you and your fiance are doing the inviting.
The only thing I am not sure about is the black edging, in the old days they would send black edged cards to indicate tragedy/ funerals (but I don’t know that most people would know that)
Post # 10
I would make the Trajan Pro “This day I will marry” text a size or two smaller because it seems like it’s a little crowded horizontally with the edge of the paper. I might also reword it slightly so that the “on” is on the next line or you don’t really need it at all.
“Please be our guest as we, Honey Oats & Captain Crunch join together,
I would also use “in the afternoon” instead of PM since this is black tie.
On the RSVP, I might consider making the “RSVP, We have reserved __ seats in your honor.” the part highlighted in red or just highlight “RSVP”.
Post # 11
Ok, first of all, these look wonderful, and I’m very impressed you did them on your own. Now, this might be nit-picky, but here goes. I think I remember reading that you don’t need punctuation at the end of most lines on an invitation. The line break serves as the punctuation. So I’m not sure about the quote (marry my best friend…), but for the other main part, you may be able to do:
Please be our guest as we
I also don’t think you need the “on” there, and could consider a different phrase instead of join together. maybe “become husband & wife” “celebrate our marriage”
For what it’s worth, to futher illustrate the punctuation thing I’m talking about our invites read:
Together with their parents
Mom & Dad Ski and Mom Snax
invite you to share in the joy of their wedding
Saturday, the third of Month, two thousand eleven
at four o’clock in the afternoon
food, wine & merriment to follow
Post # 12
@thehoneybear: I think it looks really elegant!
Personally, I like my calligraphy a little bit more italisized than this one is, I like Exmouth. It looks similar, it would be a subtle change.
Post # 13
Thanks everyone! I’m making some of the changes now. 🙂
@kerensa: Huh I’d never heard of that. Was the black directly on the edge? When I cut them out I leave a 1/8″ ivory border outside of the 1/8″ black border.
Post # 15
@Mrs.Mittens: I tried Exmouth on it in one of the first versions, but I really fell in love with the Champignon Medium. It does have an option to italicize, though, and I do like the effect! Let me know what you think when I post the new version. 🙂
Post # 16
@thehoneybear: I think the Champignon will look good italicized!