(Closed) Our DIY Invitations – Opinions Please!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@DTF1983: I like the first one better with some modifications. I think the names would look better if they both were in the same format. Both with all letters capitilized or both names with upper and lower case. The “at the celebration of their marriage” font seems out of place with the rest of the invite. I would use the same font. I would also make the city, state line smaller than the venue name (like you did on the second example).

Post # 4
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with JamaicaBride. I like the first one better, but you have too much going on – way too many fonts.

Post # 5
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like the 2nd better, because it’s easier to read and easier to look at for me. Maybe it’s because of what PPs have said about too much going on in the first, but I prefer 2.

Post # 7
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the second one is better for a ‘clean and modern’ feel.

I do like the first one, but it feels squished and then with the lines on the left its pretty busy.  I think maybe one less font, and maybe fewer lines on the left?  Also I think the bride and grooms name should match, right now Joseph is all caps, but Linda is not.  Was that on purpose?  Joseph stands out a little more and makes it seem like his name is more important almost.


Post # 8
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Agree with Shea Butter!  #2 has a cleaner more modern and formal look.  

Post # 10
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I prefer the first one, it just seems a bit more interesting and not your standard wedding invitation. I do agree with the previous posters about fonts (both names should be capitalized or lowercase, whatever your preference and also that “at the celebration of their marriage” should probably be the same font as the previous line.) I’ll also add that traditionally, the bride’s name comes first, but again, it’s up to personal preference. 🙂

Post # 11
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yay, date twin!

Love your colors 🙂  #1 feels more modern, but #2 feels more clean. I’d simplify the wording if you are leaning toward #1.

We used the ‘Together with their parents’ and had the line on top of our names…that might unclutter the lines a bit in #1. Also, I usually see the bride’s name listed first. Any reason his is before yours?

In the date/time section, I might suggest omitting ‘2011’ and replacing it with ‘Sept 3’. That way ‘Saturday’ has space to breathe on it’s own line.

You could also replace “cocktail hour and reception immediately to follow” with “simply drinks and dinner to follow.”

Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I like the template for #2 more, but I think the font needs a bit more “oomph” to it.

Post # 13
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I find the layout of the first one to be a bit more interesting and who doesn’t love a good ampersand? 🙂 But I would definitely use fewer fonts.

Putting the “Together with their parents” before your names is a great idea.  And that should probably be in the same font as “request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their marriage”.  I would keep all the date/time/place information in one font and just vary the height/width and colors as you have done and just clean up the spacing a bit and that should give you more of the “clean and modern” vibe you’re going for.

Post # 14
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like the format of #1 but with some tweaking of the fonts.

#2 is easier to read at this point in time.

Have you made adjustments? What have you come up with now?

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