Post # 1
I’ve obviously blurred our names, though our photo totally gives us away to anyone who would know us (doubt it!)
We got a professional shoot done between FI proposing and me getting my ring (won the free hair/makeup, shoot and $100) And they came back today! I love so many of our photos, it was so hard to choose! I think this one is sweet enough without any kissing (nixed that photo quick!) but serious enough to not come off sorta “flirty”. We are very young, but I want a photo that reflects how serious we really are about eachother and marriage (ugh, don’t get me started on the young comments…)
Anywho, what do you think of these? (they are 13.9 x 10.7cm, so definitely big enough to read!)
Post # 3
@FutureMrsHallam: I don’t like magnets – I won’t put up pictures of “random” people on my fridge. I would also prefer a picture where I could see your faces rather than an about to kiss face. I do love the saying and the layout but I think you should use a simpler and easier to read font. The date should be the key piece, so maybe it could be in a different colour or at least in bold? I feel like the picture is huge and the information I actually need is small.
That sounded very critical but I do like it overall! Just giving some tips from my own perspective even though I am not invited.
Post # 4
I like it but nix the saying. It sounds… grammatically incorrect? Awkward working maybe. But I really like the picture of you guys 🙂
Post # 5
There is a big white space between your noses where I assume you didn’t remove the background of the photo (along with the area in your your FIs hair). I don’t know why that white spot bothers me so much, but it does (I think it’s because it makes your faces look weirdly merged together).
Post # 6
If you are keeping the saying, I would put a ‘…’ between married & and – it seems like it’s missing punctuation and I feel like things are more dramatic with a ‘dot dot dot’. Haha. Also I would change the font of the saying to reflect the nicer scripty font above. The photo is lovely though. And I love magnets!
Post # 7
I’m going to be honest with you, because I have a design background, and I want you to love your STDs.
You really should redesign the entire piece.
I would choose a different photograph, one that shows both of your faces. It should be the dominant element on the page.
I would choose a much less fussy typeface (no script, no italics) for the body of the text. If you choose a nice, sans-serif font, you can choose a beautiful script for your names to provide some contrast.
Right now, all of the elements on the page are competing with each other. A clean, cohesive design will be much better.
Also, did you wear different outfits for your photoshoot? If so, I would choose a photo where you’re both not wearing a bold pattern.
I hope this helps!
Post # 8
@FutureMrsHallam: The saying is a bit schmaltzy and nearly cheesy for my taste. I’m not feeling ooey-gooey today. I voted to nix the saying.
Post # 9
@Isabelle663: Good point! I didn’t even read all of the text. However, unless this is a direct quotation that she is citing, what she is missing is a verb, ” … rest of your life being glad that you did.”
Post # 10
@FutureMrsHallam: I don’t hang photographs of people I know in my house, and do not hang anything on my fridge. I’m sure other people are the same, and the magnet might end up getting tossed. Which is something to consider if you’re spending extra on them as opposed to paper..
Overall they’re not my particular tastes, too much going on and as @MrsPanda99: said the information you actually need is not featured prominently enough.
I would do less black, a neater more contemporary looking font, and a pic of your faces.
Post # 11
@Brielle: Agreed with all of this.
Post # 12
@FionnaCake: Haha that’s not a photoshopped photo of us onto a black background, it’s actually a light shining from behind us 😛
@Isabelle663: You guys both picked up something I did too, I was thinking it needs either an ellipsis or a comma!
@Brielle: It is a direct quote, but I also can’t get past the missing bits, like whoever wrote it in the first place didn’t think it through haha.
“True love is spending one day getting married, and the rest of your life being glad that you did.”
@MrsPanda99: Thanks! Bigger info, easier to read font, Im getting the picture and Im gunna go make some changes and see what it looks like!
@KC-2722: That’s fine, I get that some people will toss them but they’re so cheap I really don’t mind, and I know most of our family will keep them (FI’s family almost all have, wait for it, a full on kissing photo of FSIL/FBIL. Yuck.)
Thanks for the input bees, and away I go!!