(Closed) Proofread my STD's

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I like it!! But I can barely see the Brittany and Michael tying the knot part, is that just from the computer?

Post # 4
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23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love it! I agree that the wording is really difficult to see – could you do it as bolded lettering instead?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Although I personally wouldn’t include registry info on a STD – If you are I would let the people know the name you’re registred under if they can’t scan that code. (Eg. Birtney Smith and Michael Fox)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As previously mentioned, it’s very difficult to read the text. Can you increase the font size, especially for your names, or the width of the strokes?

Also agrees with @Elky: I would not include the registry information. Do you have a webpage where you can direct people instead? Then they can read about you as a couple, find out more about the logistics and read the registry info if they want to.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Pretty! Agreed as above on font and registry listing so if someone can’t scan the QR they can find it.

Also, there needs to be an apostrophe on “Please check out Brittany and Michaels” (Michael’s) to make it possessive. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

  • The font is impossible to read
  • Can you add your last names somewhere?  Brittany and Michael are very common names and people might not know who you are, especially when the photo doesn’t show your faces.
  • Do you have a location picked out?  A city or at least a state?  STD’s are typically used to notify people that they need to make travel plans.
  • I’m not a fan of telling people to visit your registry so directly.  Provide a link to your webpage.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s a little hard to read… But you said it’s just the computer, so that’s fine.

I would put where the location is going to be ( “To be held in Quincy, Massachusetts”) on the back and get rid of the registry info!

Post # 11
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196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

  • I don’t think you should put your registry on the STD, save that for your wedding website or if they directly ask you or your parents, then have the link as the answer.

 

  • You should put the location of the wedding. People don’t know if they need to just save the 1 day off work, or a whole weekend to travel? STD are generally so people know if they need to travel

 

  • Also, you can’t just say ‘brittany and michael at walmart.com”, you need to put the exact name (note: I see the extremely LOONG website address below and I wouldn’t type that in if I received your STD) they would look up online. Not everyone uses QR scanners. I would suggest instead of the long asdjasd6253432 kind of website, you put “registry at http://www.walmart.com, city name, under michael ****” or just put the registry id with the other font.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@xbrittfacee:  Alot of the people we are inviting are older and do not use computers. But they have been asking for our registries for months so why not?

I would not include registry information on my invites, and definitely not on the Save-The-Date Cards, as people might perceive it as greedy. As for your argument saying that you can’t put this information on your website due to guests not being computer savvy… But it’s not as if you provide a phone number or an address to a physical small town store! You give them a link and a QR code – if they can’t visit your wedding webpage, how do you expect them to access this info?

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think they are super cute! Here are my proof reading opinions:

1. I agree with others about the font but since you say its the computer, hopefully that’ll look great.

2. Personally, I don’t agree with adding registry info to your Save-The-Date Cards. People are asking because word of mouth is the preferred way of finding out. That being said, you get to call the shots on this so if you’re going to include it then you should include last names. That’s a super long web address. Older people especially may have trouble with it. Give them the option of looking it up by name.

3. As PPs have said, Save-The-Date Cards typically include the location even if its just the city and state. That gives people the opportunity to start thinking about travel arrangements and budgeting.

Post # 14
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@xbrittfacee:  ok that’s what I figured was the computer messing it up! I didon’t put my registery info on my stds, only a wedding website and it worked out just fine, most everyone ended up calling or texting to find out or asked our parents, but if you want to put it on there then do it! Who cares, it’s your wedding. If I saw a registery on a std I wouldn’t be horrified, but most likely people will still call and ask where you’re registered lol

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Font needs to be bolder. It’s hard to read as-is. And yes, please add an apostrophe to “Michaels.”

No registry info anywhere. Save the dates are to tell people WHEN and WHERE you are getting married. You need to add the city and state. Not only is that giant URL obnoxious to read, but if people want to know where you’re registered, they can ask (which is likely what the older generation will do), or they can hit up your website. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

– do you have a wedding website?  I’d add that url.

– definitely put WHERE the wedding will be held.

– “Michael’s” wedding registry – apostrophe since it’s possessive

– since you asked for proofreading… the “STD’s” in your post title is incorrect.  The apostrophe-S is only used in cases where it’s possessive (“The STD’s font is hard to read”) or if it’s a contraction of STD-is (“The STD’s in the mail”).  Acronyms like STD (as well as years – 1990s, etc) do not need apostrophes when they are just pluralized. Like all other nouns, you just write “the STDs”, similarly to how you would just write “the postcards”.

Besides that: super cute!

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