Post # 1
I am planning my wedding and looking for invitation ideas. I realized that on each one that I click on, people always ask for templates. Even if the poster ask for opinions; the response are always, “it’s nice. Send me the template.” Really? It’s annoying to me as a reader, I can’t even imagine how annyoing it is for the poster who will be reading the posts and email templates to everyone who asks. I only saw one poster who actually said no templates are available.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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.