(Closed) Invitations – tacky or just inexpensive

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Opinion on how the invitation looks
    It looks great! : (16 votes)
    47 %
    It looks low budget, but it's just fine. : (15 votes)
    44 %
    Tacky - start over!! : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    What is the weight of the stock you’re using?

    I think the weight of the paper will make the most difference in the look of “quality”.. if you get a nice heavy stock then they’ll look great and probably won’t look “low budget” at all… BUT if you use a regular stock that you’d get at like Hobby Lobby, then they won’t look or feel quite as nice but will still definitley work! =)

    The font and text set up looks great… so yea, it’s up to your paper choice =)

    Post # 4
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I think they look good, agree with the PP, weight of paper would be a major factor.

    There are many things you could do to “spruce” it up very cheaply if you felt like it. Seomthing as simple as making a ribbon band  

    or buying little crystal nail pressons and putting one in the middle of the top scroll work.

    Post # 5
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think I might tweak the fonts a bit so they’re less pixelated (look into antialias) but aside from that they look great!

    I think lefeymw gave some great suggestions on how to spruce them up a bit, too.

    Post # 7
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think I would’ve chosen a different font, maybe have it all in cursive writing? That’s just the way I like it though! They look good! I LOVE the scroll work! My invites will have something similar.

    Post # 8
    7291 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    They look fine! Everythign you need is answered on the invite.

    If you can center some of the text, it may be more aesthetically balanced

    Post # 11
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Some of the centering looks off to me but in general I think they look fine and second (or third) the opinion that the stock of paper will be the difference maker

    Post # 12
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @rubyred605: These are nice! They are actually super-traditional…not cheap looking at all:) I know someone else who got 175 fancy invitations that cost her $1,700 and I thought it was madness! Yours are really nice and much more cost-effective.

    Post # 13
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it’s fine the 2 weddings I attended this month both had a similar invite and I didn’t think it was tacky. I myself went a little over the top with ours but it was still low cost since I made them myself.

    Post # 14
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    if I were you and it wouldn’t be to pricey to reprint I would go back and center the text. But then agian I do a little graphic design on the side so I may be a little more nit picky then most. Besides that they look great, very tradtional, I love the shade of cream you picked as a background color. Hope this helps.

    Post # 15
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that they look really good, well done to you ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree with PP about using the right card stock, but I think if you get that right they’ll look really beautiful 

    well done

    Post # 16
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    They look good to me (since you said they were centered and looked a bit diff because of paint and removing info). I mean really, most people will throw them away shortly after anyways. Lol

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