(Closed) My DIY invites…opinions please but be gentle! (pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you’re right about balancing the compass rose πŸ™‚ I’m not sure about the construction equipment, doesn’t fit theme, they’re cute where the nautical stuff is in a more serious style. I don’t know you though so if it totally fits you then why not, just from a design point of view it’s not cohesive.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I agree with you on not doing another compass rose on the left side of RSVP since it would be a little random compared to the other pieces. However, so many matching compass designs is a little overwhelming and it kind of draws your eye over to that row of them instead of to the words. Have you thought about finding other related artwork that can work and giving it a little variety? I know I once downloaded a great vintage map/nautical set from this site a while ago.

I also think you can fade your background on the actual invitation a bit more to look a bit more like the inspiration. The knot at the top is really cute. Will it stay like that through the process of putting them together and mailing them?

On the information cards, I think you can reduce the fonts a bit. Leaving more white space makes it a little easier to read. I suspect if you pulled it down a couple of points, it will still look good while clearing some of the area. For the title sections of the cards, have you thought about using either reduced caps for words instead of all full-size caps? Again, that may make them a little easier to read and you won’t have to push them up quite so close to the compass designs.

I think you did a good job with the inspiration. Good luck on getting these all made and put together!

ETA: I just found the elements pack I downloaded that may work with your theme when you use the pieces individually.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t really get the reference to the construction equipment.  My only other comment is that if you want to write things in all caps, I would probably pick a block lettering style.  A scripted font looks kind of funny in all caps.  Otherwise, I think they look great.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sehrler:  ohhhh ok, I was like classic nautical with whimsical contruction…they are cute πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i love them πŸ™‚ i agree about the white space

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

yeah i think that looks better πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sehrler:  

These are really cute and I love the theme…But my teacher instincts kicked in: The one with the RECEPTION INFO/our band- It should read:

As the band prides iteself on providing their guest with a wonderful experience. Please provide……………..

I hope u are okay with me telling say this. Other than that they really seem to be a teaser/sample of a very fun wedding.

CONGRATS!!!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the font looks better on your revised version.  I guess I don’t really know why there is so much information about the band.  It seems like information that should be on a wedding website.  I’m more traditional and like formal wedding invitations, so designing a playlist via response cards doesn’t make much sense to me. 

So, I guess long story short, they aren’t my style, but if they fit the theme of your event, the stylistic aspects are very attractive!

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