(Closed) Input on invitations and the calligraphy, Please?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I think it is a fun font. My only suggestion would be to make the swoops less thick. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Haddonfield, NJ

I think this looks really cute. I wish I could have done my own like this! I would be pleased as punch to get at invite that had so much thought and effort put into it. (I’d probably even save the envelope!)

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Cute! One trick I learned when I did the calligraphy on my invites was to only make the lines thick on the downstrokes (the parts of the letter where the pen is moving down). That will make it look more like “classic” calligraphy, if that’s the look you’re going for.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

i think its super cute! just make sure the post office is cool with the address layout – they should be, but it might be a good idea to check.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think it’s cute. I would use a thinner gold gel pen for the address part. It’s a little hard to make out some of the letters.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think they look a bit amateurish. I’m not any good at calligraphy but I wanted to give you my honest opinion. I dig the handwritten script but I think you should practice a bit more.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I am no expert, however I think it looks great. It also depends on what kind of wedding you are having, is it super formal and proper or not? I mean no it doesnt look professional, but I think it looks great. I am doing my own as well. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I agree with PPs, it looks good, fun, and I would be happy to get that in the mail, but if you are going for professional, no it doesn’t look professional. as long as you don’t mind that it doesn’t look professional, go ahead, it looks great! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Free2bme:  Have you tried using a chisel tipped pen? You don’t need to fake the thick and thin lines if your pen has an angled tip. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Calligraphy-Paint-Marker-Chisel-Flat/dp/B0018N98ME

I actually recently tried calligraphy on my own without ever having taking a lesson, and it came out pretty nice so maybe pick up a nib and pot of gold ink and give it go? I wrote everything in pencil first, and went over it with the calligraphy nib and it turned out really well!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by  MsBear.
Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I like the new look with the smaller pen!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The most recent picture you posted looks great!

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