(Closed) Why do people have to ask for templates?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you also find it annoying?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    26 %
    No : (11 votes)
    31 %
    I don't care : (12 votes)
    34 %
    Sometimes : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    1358 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Honestly, I’ve never even noticed people asking for templates before. I think DIYing invitations is proliferating as a popular option since brides have realized that it can save a lot of money. Afterall, it’s not the printing so much as the design that takes a lot of time and effort, so if you can pull that part off on your own, it can result in a lot of cost savings.

    That being said, I don’t think it would bug me if someone asked for a template you found online at someplace offering free printables. Your invitations look nice, people noticed, they want the opportunity to replicate your good choice for themselves.

    But if it was something I put a lot of time and effort into designing myself…that would be a different story. Then it would feel like people are taking the effort that goes into an original design for granted. Like…I spent hours and hours on this, and you just assume I’m going to let you rip off all of my hard work without batting an eyelash?

    Post # 4
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    it drives me bat shit…. As someone who does some graphic design I find it kind of annoying especially since most of the time poeplea re looking for these templates in word or publisher files and don’t understand that these have been made in illustrator, photoshop or indesign and you can’t just “send a template” in word.  Also a lot of times poeple include the templates IN THEIR posts and then everyone is all SEND ME THE TEMPLATE… its right there… 

    Post # 5
    Member
    10571 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    It doesn’t bother me, but I often find it a little odd.  If it’s something complex, I get it.  Usually though, it’s something simple to do.  Why not personalize it slightly by not using everything exactly the same?

    If someone likes a font or little graphic, why not just ask what font it is or for a copy of the graphic?

    Maybe I’m missing something.

    Post # 6
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would consider it a compliment, really… You have created something beautiful and unique that they would like to try and replicate for themselves.

    Doesn’t the old adage go, “Immitation is the highest form of flattery”? They might have your basic template, but each bride will custom tailor it to her own needs.

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