(Closed) Mockup for invites

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What do you think of my invite mockups?
    Looks good as is : (5 votes)
    50 %
    Looks good, but you could improve them (more below) : (4 votes)
    40 %
    I don't like them : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think they look great!  Definitely simple (I’d assume that’s what you’re going for), but still elegant.

    So the invitation is on the front of the packet and then it opens to show the other stuff? Awesome.  And the ribbon is definitely a good idea in that case, plus it looks nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Tarheelgurl:  Then I think you nailed it! Yay!

    ETA: My only comment as I look at them again is that it seems a bit odd that “formal attire required” is outside the box thing on the invitation… It looks like an afterthought/slightly out of place.


    Post # 7
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Tarheelgurl:  I think blue would be lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Since the pocketfold is black, I don’t think it’s too much color.  Plus, then they stand out in the mail!  I wish I’d spent the money to get nicer envelopes, although I’m sure none of the guests noticed.

    Post # 8
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Tarheelgurl:  I get that you’re going for simple and elegant, but I think it might actually be too simple for your wedding, since you’re “requiring” formal attire.

    Here are a few fixes I would do, if they were my invites:

    Use different fonts. They look like Cambria and Calibri, both standard fonts for common documents. You don’t have to buy anything fancy, but just go down the list in your word processor and find something less common. In MS Word, I like Imprint MT Shadow (heavy text font), Castellar (all caps titling font), and Edwardian Script (script font for names).

    I know this is just a mock-up, but can you do something about the borders? What color is your backing card? Black? Can you do a “border” of bright or dark blue cardstock, and lay your text paper on the blue cardstock?

    Also, it looks like the blue ribbon is a way lighter shade than the blue text on your RSVP. Even if you’re using both shades of blue in your wedding decor, you should just stick to one shade in your invites. I suggest using a darker shade of blue ribbon.

    Also, the ribbon bows remind me of curling ribbon for balloons. I’m not sure if it’s the thinness of the ribbon, or the double bow, or both. Do you like belly bands? That might look a little better, and you can use a dark blue vellum (if you can find some) or dark blue, thick ribbon and close that with a square of cardstock with your monogram on it.

    I think the curved border is also a little awkward on the invite itself, maybe because it’s so close to the text. It would be nice if that motif were repeated on the RSVP also, since you have something similar on the Accommodations enclosure. You can play with the wording and spacing (line breaks) on the invite itself, too, to put some space between the text and the border. I know this is just a mockup of the text, but it’s redundant (“You are cordially invited…Please join us…”) and not formally worded (you shouldn’t use “cordially invited”).

    I intended the above to be helpful, and not judgmental in the slightest. I like the other elements of your invitation a lot, and I think you’ve got a solid foundation for a great ensemble. 

    Post # 10
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    The accommodations page has too much white space.  Can you spread out the info a little more.? And ditto about adding the border to the RSVP page. I’d make the bracket on the top and bottom, opposite of the way it is on accommodations. Overall I like it. Very clean and simple.

    Post # 11
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Tarheelgurl:  They’re very nice. The only things I would change is *drop the “the” on the invite, so “We coridally invite you to share in the celebration of marriage between”  *On the Accommodations card change has to have “A block of rooms have been reserved” *And maybe the RSVP card “Accept with great pleasure, Decline with notable regret” or something instead of using “great” twice. Maybe ample pleasure and great regret… Anyway, the over all style is lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    On the first picture the border doesn’t seem to have printed to the end on the middle right side. I really like the pocket for the RSVP!

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