(Closed) Need honest opinions on my invitations pretty please :)

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Your impression of the invitation font??
    looks good - it's supposed to look like that : (35 votes)
    54 %
    ehhh - It kinda looks like a crappy print job : (30 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Mint2Bee:  I love the design! It’s so pretty and fresh! I would agree though, and say that the print job isn’t the greatest. I would honestly take it somewhere to be printed, since they have the ability to print on that kind of paper. The fee shouldn’t be that much, and I think you’d get a much better look. 

    Post # 4
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Mint2Bee:  Oh girl, that looks great, Your fi is right.

    Post # 5
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wouldn’t care if I received it because I don’t think i’d spend more than 3 seconds looking at it, but if you really hate it – try and have them printed at a print shop.

    Just a general heads up, I don’t know how old your pixma is, but there are office pixmas and photo pixmas and if you have the office one it is not meant for all surfaces and not meant for much photo prints. Also, the newer pricier models of pixma photo printers give the option for multiple surfaces. 


    Post # 6
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would go to a professional print shop.

    Post # 7
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @BlondeBee:  +1


    Completely agree.

    As far as fancier fonts go, I think a script would love looooovely with the border design. Do you have a specific theme? (I only ask because we’re doing an Art Nouveau theme, since our venue screams it, and we’re picking fonts that are in step with that.)

    Here are links to some of my favs:

    Second script (Nelly Script Flourish) and 3rd (Angelica)



    Also check this out, 50 Fonts Any Bride Would Love:


    Post # 10
    13 posts
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I love the design! You can even try printing them at Staples or Kinkos. They’re really not that expensive, and it looks like you can get more than one invite on a sheet. If you provide the paper, I think it’s something like 20 cents for a b/w copy. They have laser printers, of course, so it will look crisper. I think this inkjet version looks romantic, though! Very vintagey and feminine. 

    Post # 11
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Make sure your printer settings are set to “Thick Paper” or “Cardstock” or something like that. The first time I printed our michaels invites hte font was way worse than yours until we changed the settings on the printer.

    However, the font on yours isn’t bad. I think your Fiance is right – it looks a bit antique! Very pretty.

    Post # 12
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Also I think the text needs to be brought up more – it doesn’t look quite centered.

    Post # 14
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Mint2Bee:  Have you tried darkening the blue and printing the invite information in white? I feel like the black and white doesn’t look right so close together…

    Post # 15
    3350 posts
    Sugar bee

    My invites were also printed on textured paper, but professionaly, and they have the little lines as well. I don’t know if that means that it’s “normal” or if I was scammed into paying a lot for a bad job, but everyone who I spoke with about my invites told me they were beautiful, and no one questioned the print job so….shrug. I love the lacey design, btw!

    Post # 16
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Mimoza:  I agree. 


    Most print shops will do a sample for free. Check it out and compare.

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