- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
ok, so i need opinions because if i sit here and tried to figure this out on my own, the invites wouldn’t be sent out until a week before the day….haha, ok i’m exaggerating but still, i’m sooooo indecisive so i need help….
i did a mock-up of our invites….that thread is here….i seriously have to plan how to do it though because my schedule is booking up fast for April and I want to send them out by the end of April…i know if i go and buy supplies and then try to figure it out, i’ll end up wasting paper and money….sooo…here are my questions…
1) Envelopes – obviously i need to shop around for these, but i was hoping to find chocolate brown envelopes no bigger than the standard envelope size (i think thats No. 10 size?) … at least 100 of them, probly more like 75 but i want to make sure i have extras…..i figure I could make the rsvp card a post card to save on postage right?? but back to the envelopes, do you think chocolate brown is too dark to write on?? or should i get the addresses pre-printed on them in white font?? or should i pick a different color envelope altogether??
2) Fonts – why oh why does there have to be soooooooo many friggin’ options for font….i dont mean to be lazy, but could i get some recommendations please?? i know i don’t want cursive or script….i know there are a billion, but which fonts did you use? which did you like the best?? i want something nice and uniform, cuz since i’m making all the paper stuff myself (programs, menu, etc) i’d like to use the same font for everything, if possible….or is that a bad idea??
3) Paper – i want it to look as close to professional as possible…i was going to get them printed at staples since i don’t have a printer at home, nor a color printer at my job…..but staples only offers card stock (67lb) and pastel paper (20lb) in color and i wanted to have it printed on pale yellow paper…based on just the type of paper though, which is better?? the base of the invite (nothing getting printed on it) i’m thinking will be cardstock of some sort that i will buy at a arts supply store (micheals or ac moore, etc)…..what do yous think?? think it will look ok??
4) Design/Graphics – i’m indecisive about the look of it all….maybe it will be different when i actually use the color paper instead…..i like that its clean and simple, but then i still feel like it needs some kind of ‘umph’ to it….i’m wondering if i should add some sort of ghosted design/graphic behind the words of the actual invite??? maybe our monogram (which i’d have to design) or something, i don’t know…. i know this is a personal preferrence but i’d love some opinions…. again, click here for my mock up….
thanks for the help ladies!!! 🙂