Post # 1
So, these need to go out probably near the end of next week, which means I have a lot of work to do!
I have three tentative, rough designs but I do want some feedback on them. 🙂 We’re going for a nostalgic, vintage feel.
#2 is hella busy (I realize this), so that one’s probably out but I do love the fonts (Debonair and Lagniappe). On the third one, the bottom line is bolded to show how the font can be filled in (I can make the entire body of the invitation bold so it’s not so hard on the eyes).
Forgive my crappy alignment–I made these in MS Paint, but will be using Word to do the actual invitations. I’m leaning toward #3 right now, but what does the Hive think?
Post # 3
Personally #3 is my favorite.
Post # 4
I think you need some kind of graphic/watermark in the background or maybe a vintage style frame around it? What kind of paper are you using?
Post # 5
The second or third would work well if you used a basic font as some of the filler info and just used the fun fonts for your names.
Post # 6
#3 but even it is a little hard to read
Post # 7
I chose the 3rd because it is easiest to read. I also liked the 1st.
Post # 8
Right now I like #3 the best. I think it looks best when two different fonts are used, it helps separate the info. There was a great post a long time ago called like fonts, fonts, fonts or something that detailed which ones were good to mix and match. I think maybe play around with it a bit more and figure out what vibe your going for. But I like the set up of #3 the best.
Post # 9
We’re using these invites:
Post # 10
from a design perspective, they do seem “home-made”. I’ve been cruising invitation websites (like weddingpaperdivas) and searching for ones that are along the same lines of what I’m looking for. If you have a friend who is Photoshop savvy, you can ask them to recreate it. One thing that would take away from the “home-made” look is not using “stock-fonts”. There are tons of websites where you can download fonts that aren’t common to the naked eye, and would make your wording stand out. If you’re going for a vintage theme, using the filter at weddingpaperdivas.com to see what fonts they use. Hope that helps!
Post # 11
@bunnyfoofoo: I’m okay with them seeming home-made because they are–people will get that we had to throw things together in a hurry, so it’s not really a big deal. I just want it to look reasonably nice and be easy to read. 🙂 I can’t afford to actually purchase fonts or anything, so I’m going with freebies.
Post # 12
@kate169: Good thought–I’ll play with that a bit more. 🙂
Post # 13
The font for #2 is hard to read – at least it is on the screen. But I love the first font in #3 and the one used for #1 but it seems a little too “wordy”, so I chose “keep lookin”! 🙂
Post # 14
I think #2 is kind of hard to read and #1 is a little less interesting because it is all the same font. I like #3 best
Post # 15
Personally I think each one has at least one font that is difficult to read (on screen, anyway).
Post # 16
There are some great free fonts on dafont if you are looking to change it up a bit, but don’t want to purchase fonts.
I find #2 difficult to read, but I like how you mixed up the fonts on #3. Good luck!