- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I think its really cute! I love the combination of grey and yellow
Super cute! Are you personalizing each invitation?
Wow i hope you are printing these yourself. Otherwise it seems to be a really expensive, long and drawn out procedure, especially if they happen to spell a name wrong and it has to be handled by mail. Very pretty though! Good job.
@SaltedCaramel: +1 This is my question too.
@beeconomist: I don’t really understand why you would put the guests’ name on the invite. Even if you print a new one for each guest, it just seems really weird to me.
I also think it’s a little odd how you’ve spelled out the date and time. If you’re going for the more formal look, it should be “Saturday, the Nineteenth of July, Two Thousand and Fourteen, at Half After Four O’Clock.” But I think the formal wording clashes with the informal/casual “Meant to bee, Bee our guest, etc.” I’d choose a formal or informal style and then follow through with that same style throughout.
Your bee theme is so cute! Second a PP’s change to how you did the date. I would take out the “such as directions and accommodations” part of the line directing people to your wedding website. It seems unnecessary. The bride’s name should go first, unless you’re a same-sex couple and then it doesn’t matter. Sorry if you’re the groom and I misinterpreted!
Cute! I would update the script font to something a little more up-to-date though.
@lollygagon: Thank you! yellow is my favorite color 🙂
@SaltedCaramel: Thanks! Yes, I was planning on personalizing each invitation by doing a mail merge from Excel to Word. I like how it makes it more special and personalized, and also cuts down on confusion regarding who is invited and who is not.
@MrsWinTraining2014: Haha yes I am printing them myself! Thanks for your comments 🙂
@Christy42213: Thanks for your input! I agree about the clashing between formal and informal styles! How do you write an informal date? Would it just be:
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
@TGold: Thanks so much! Yeah I agree about taking out the “such as directions…” part. I didn’t know the brides name should go first! Do you know if the same applies for guests–should the woman guest’s name go before the males guest’s name?
@MoonlitMagnolia: I know!! I hate the font. But I don’t know how to use fonts that aren’t already available in Microsoft Word… I’m behind the times 😉 If you know how I can get cooler fonts, I’d really appreciate your guidance!
To change a font, I was use dafont.com. You download the font and it goes into your downloads folder, you double click on it and hit “Install” and then whaBAM, it appears in Microsoft word. I would also suggest updating your font to something a little more…ummm…don’t take this the wrong way, but “sophisticated” though I mean no harm. I just fear everyone will think what I thought when I looked at this which is that the script font you have is very common and makes your invitations look a little less formal, as everyone has seen and used that font before. I would definitely suggest a new script font.
@beeconomist: I wouldn’t expect it to cut down on any confusion regarding who is invited and who is not. That’s what the envelope is for. If someone wants to be rude and invite a +1 when they weren’t given one, they’ll do so anyway regardless of whose name is on the invite.
As for the informal date, yes I believe you would type it out with numbers instead of spelling it out.
Thanks so much for your comments and help!! I think the look is really starting to come together now 😉 I tried to make it look a bit more neat and formal… Let me know if you think this is an improvement:
ETA I know someone mentioned changing the time to “half past four” but none of my friends or family speak that way and I was afraid they might get confused… I know that sounds dumb! Hopefully “four thirty in the afternoon” is not too gauche :/
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