Post # 1
Hi Bees –
I already printed my invitations… this is what it looks like. Does it look ok? Basically, I just don’t want people to think, “Ew, printed on a copy machine – tacky!” The envelopes are matching ivory with the address hand written in dark gold, and a stamp of a flower in gold on the front flap.
Ignore any white spots – the cardstock is ivory, but I made the background in paint ivory so you could get the whole effect.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@Aure: I think they got pixilated in the conversion to Paint – they don’t print like that. 🙂
The paper is a bit heavier than normal cardstock, but I can’t remember the weight.
Thanks so much, bees. 🙂 I was just freaking out because I know this girl from college, and she got 900 engraved invitations from Crane & Co, and I’m like – eep! We printed mine! I feel a little silly, but much better!
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
@Eva Peron: It is centered – I just took off identifying information. 🙂 Thanks so much. 🙂
Post # 10
@rachel3212: I got the template off of weddingclipart.com. It’s a $34 membership for 1 year – and they had tons of templates. I just chose that one since we can print black and white copies for free.
Post # 11
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
@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
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
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
I think that they look really good, well done to you 🙂
I agree with PP about using the right card stock, but I think if you get that right they’ll look really beautiful
Post # 16
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