Post # 1
Ok, so I started working on my first draft of my invitation. I found some hand-painted invitations that I absolutely loved, but I didn’t love the price tag! I thought I would try to imitate them myself…what do you guys think?
I’m also including in my color palette to compare the invitation to.
Original, inspiration invitations:
ANNNND finally my take:
Any thoughts/opinions? Is this a good attempt? Anything that needs to be added/removed? thanks, all!
PS- I’m also working on making a lace inner-envelope, like this:
Post # 3
Seriously? I like yours better! Great job.
Post # 4
Is “Betrothed” your FI’s last name? Or are you saying you guys are betrothed/engaged? If the latter, then that doesn’t make sense with your other wording and I would take it out.
Post # 5
OMG!! I love them! These are so great! Good job.
I love that they have a similar feel but are not exact copies.
Post # 6
Are you a graphic designer because that is UHMAZING! I love it!
Post # 7
@BooRadley: Hahaha thanks! I really appreciate that! And no, I just replaced our last names with other words because I didn’t want them on the internet 🙂
Post # 8
@BooRadley: I think those are just placeholders for the real wording 🙂
ETA: OP responded at the same time:)
Post # 9
Amazing job!! I agree with the pp, that they look better than the originals! I was wondering if you wanted to add a dash between your name and bride or not, other than that they’re amazing!!!
Post # 10
@LizLemon: lol, gotcha. One other thing- the bottom border is thinner than the other 3 sides. But I’m probably the only weirdo that would notice that. Seriously, these are wonderful, you should be very proud.
Post # 11
Love it! I definitely have invite envy 😉 Fantastic job! It’s better than the original.
Post # 12
Truthfully…. I love yours more than the original! Amazing job!!
Post # 13
Wow, amazing job! You hit it out of the park!
Fantastic font choices and lovely colors in the flowers.
Love the envelopes.
If there’s any change I would make personally it would be to make the outside border a cream color. Or maybe overlay the blue with a creamy lace texture (but that might be too busy).
I made my invites too, such a labor of love! Congrats!
Post # 14
Thanks to everyone for the thoughtful commentary! I certainly appreciate all your compliments and critiques.
@Mrs.Mittens: I am, and I was worried that me digitally drawing the flowers would take away from the fact that in the original invitation, they are hand-painted. I guess that’s ok, though!
Post # 15
I love the look. The big thing that stands out to me is the change of posssession in the narrative.
Because you have shared in OUR lives….Bride & Groom, together with THEIR parents request….at THEIR marriage.
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems more cohesive if the OUR is changed to THEIR or, conversely, the THEIR’s changed to OUR.
Also, because the overall feel of the invitation of less formal, you might want to reconsider the use of the more formal “honour” and think about the less formal “honor”.
Looks great, tho!