(Closed) Honest opinions on my tea length invitations

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you like it? {Scroll down to reply #16 for updated version}
    I like it : (18 votes)
    75 %
    I don't like it (please explain) : (3 votes)
    13 %
    I would like it if you tweaked it (please explain) : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 4
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    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 # 6
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love them! Great job. πŸ˜€

    Post # 8
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I really like it! It looks fantastic!

    Post # 9
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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,
    on Sunday,”

    I would also use in the afternooninstead 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
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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

    you

    &

    him

    join together

    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

    Me

    & 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

    location name

    address

    food, wine & merriment to follow

     

    HTH!

    Post # 12
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    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @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 # 14
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Beautiful!

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