Post # 1
Hey Bees! I’m going to take the plunge and order my invites tomorrow. I am knee deep in samples from both Wedding Paper Divas and Minted, and I keep coming back to this one in particular.
I am pretty obsessed with it. I love how romantic it is, and how it’s traditional but still with a bit of unique character. This may sound crazy, but it actually reminds me of my dress!
My only issue is, I’m a little worried about the smudgy effect on the corners. It turned out to be a little more faint in person than it looked on the website, which is fine, but I worry that it looks unintentional, or like I spilled something on my invites!
I’m about 90% sure I’m going to overlook this one detail and order them anyway. My mind is pretty much made up – I just love the rest of the invite so much. But I would love your opinions!
Would you think the smudge effect was a printing mistake if you received these invitations?
Post # 3
Looks fine to me… it doesn’t look strange because its in all 4 corners, if it was just in 1 corner, it would be a differant story!
Post # 4
@jenilynevette: Good point! Thanks for the input! 🙂
Post # 5
I would assume something had happened in the mail. They’re pretty though! I wouldn’t worry about it too much!
Post # 6
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They’re really pretty, I love the font though I would think someone had a bit of ink on their fingers when mailing them.
Post # 8
By the way, I should mention that I did ask the company if it would be possible to print just the text design on the plain white paper without the corner effect, and they said they couldn’t, but that they could darken the effect or change its color. Not sure if that would be a great idea considering I probably won’t have time to wait on a new sample before ordering (if they could even make me a sample with the altered corners).
So, followup question – do you think it would look better/more intentional if the smudge effect was darker? Or would that just make it worse?
Post # 9
I would stick to the original design as much as possible. A professional designer used their skill to make beautiful designs. And that invite is gorgeous the way it is! That being said, it is totally up to u how u personalize, so if u want the look altered, by all means do what makes u happy because it would be awful to order invites and not be 100% in love with them. I had my design moved over and down on the flat card and the floral design on it also shrunk down to preserve the overall design ratio and balance and beauty, so that I could custom cut them to fit into a pocketfold enclosure better. so there’s nothing wrong with changing the design but I just think u risk the beauty of the design itself when u do that. And the ones u have pictured r already so beautiful.
Post # 10
I think they really just look old or dirty, and I’d probably wonder about it. What’s the point of the smudges? To look… what?
Post # 11
I think it gives it a cool vintagey look. Like old paper. I love it!
Post # 12
I think they’re beautiful and the effect looks intentional — a bit like parchment. As a prior poster noted, if the effect were random and only in one corner, that would look odd. However, it’s clearly shown in all corners of the invitation. I would be hesitant to increase or decrease the level of intensity.
Post # 13
All helpful advice. Thanks!
Post # 14
I think they look great. Like a vintage effect. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with them!
Post # 15
Update – I ordered them! I’m 100% happy with the decision, even with the questionable smudgy corners 🙂 plus, it was a STEAL! i can’t believe what a good deal we got!