Post # 1
After lurking for a bit I know you all have great taste so I was wondering if you could please give me some feedback on my invites. Do they look okay? My theme is vintage/garden and fairly informal.
The invites are going to be a top fold card, so in order, it’s the front, inside top and inside bottom, back, Rsvp card front and rsvp card back. The weird blue bit in the middle of the front is a placeholder for our wax seal monogram which will be black, Also, some help with the wording before our names would be much appreciated.
Thanks all! 🙂
Post # 3
I like them – not a fan of the monogram on the front centre though – it kind of feels out of place – can you go with a font that matches the rest of your invites a little better?
Just a small thing though – they are pretty 🙂
Post # 4
I get that you are going for informal, but I would probably use another phrase besides “fussy eater.” I haven’t eaten meat since I was 14, but eat literally everything else. My knee-jerk reaction to that suggestion was a bit putt off. That my very intentional, yet manageable to work around, diet was “fussy” is a little annoying. I also don’t think people with allergies or dietary restrictions, or vegetarians, would really enjoy describing themselves as “fussy eaters.”
Just a personal note. If you don’t think it’s a big deal then go for it 🙂
Post # 5
I like the style and design of the invitations. They seem a little fuzzy, but I assume that’s because it’s a sample/tester?
I don’t like the RSVP card wording, at all, nor do I like the “awkward dancing” line in the invitation…but if it fits with your theme or personalities, then go for it! The decline part of the RSVP seems a little pretentious to me, and I guess the acceptance line is supposed to be a joke, but it just looks weird to me. In my opinion, weddings are very formal occasions and this doesn’t fit that for me. But again, it’s all about your theme/style/personalities, this is just my opinion!
Post # 6
I don’t like the font. It’s very hard to read. I would also take out the “fussy eater” part. I’m a very picky eater, but can always make do. I think you should put something about it being a wedding on the invitation. I know people will know what it is, but it seems kind of vague? I do like the overall design though.
Post # 7
@Novella: totally in agreement. The monogram seems out of place.
Post # 8
I think the font is a bit busy, something cleaner and easier to read would work better.
About your names, how about something like (insert name) please join us for the ceremony and celebration of the wedding of..
Also, the info about the event flows better if you say date, time, then address and details.
I would also swap the order of the replies on the RSVP card so the yes option is first, and change ‘fussy eater’ to something like ‘vegetarian? Allergies? Let us know!’ otherwise everyone and their dog will write silly requests.
I’m designing my own invites too, and I spent a lot of time online looking for inspiration and seeing what wording I liked best. Have a look at the range on etsy.com and find some wording you think flows well. 🙂
Post # 9
Also, I totally have ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton in my head now. Great name!
Post # 10
I’m going to disagree and say I love your wording, makes it more personal and unique as you can feel (what I assume is) your voice coming through which is a nice touch 🙂
Fussy eater is fine I think, it doesn’t always mean vegetarian or allergies. Some people have intense dislikes to food or even food phobias. I think “fussy eater” is also light hearted and I like that.
Post # 11
@mwitter80: The monogram is actually a wax seal. What you are seeing is just a placeholder.
Post # 12
I’m in favor of the RSVP wording. I like the rhythm of the words which is what I thought you were going for. The whole invite is my kind of humor. I would agree with PPs about the “fussy eaters” though.
Post # 13
I liked the ‘mission, quest, thing…’ part…………..is that from The Lord of the Rings by any chance?
Post # 14
They are nice, but I wouldn’t use fussy eater, either. If people have allergies etc. they would have to write something on that line, and that doesn’t make them a fussy eater. To me it’s kind of a critique of the person who would write something. It’s not a huge deal, but you shouldn’t take the chance of insulting your guests.
Post # 15
I love the humour 🙂 I think ‘fussy eater’ is great.. the RSVP card cracks me up-love it! The writing before your names sounds awkward.. maybe include something a little more informal to match the rest….
INSERT NAME HERE
Please join us to celebrate our special day,
Whether it is out of love, friendship, or obligation…..
I don’t know.. I tried lol
Post # 16
@kfiorita: I agree, the wording is awkward. What you suggestes is great and seems like it might fit in with the free-spirited, fun vibe the OP is going for!
I was trying to think of something else instead of “fussy eater” which I think a PP explained well as a “crique” on guests who would write something down.
Maybe something like… “Love cows too much to eat ’em? Peanuts get you down? Share any dietary restrictions you may have here!”
I don’t know, just a thought. A little less loaded a phrase than “fussy eater.” But again, you may not have a problem with it and don’t think your guests will either 🙂