Post # 47
You’ve come a long way from your original! Looks great.
I’m a graphic designer – here’s what I would recommend to make it a bit cleaner:
Adjust the spacing of everything so it’s all even. Right now your right alignment is kind of messy, and for “Together…” the spacing on the left and the spacing on the top are very different. Imagine there is another invisible border that is smaller (the red line in my pic) and line everything up with that.
I also moved up your names to be more evenly spaced between the two smaller texts.
Finally, I would make all the all-caps text the same size – when the sizes are different but too similar, it kind of creates a weird tension.
Hope that helps – feel free to disregard my advice 🙂
Post # 48
I definitely think you should stick with the cursive fancy-looking ampersand. And I think @killergiraffe
‘s advice about equalizing the font size for the all-caps text is a really good idea. I also think you should maybe re-work the line spacing on the bottom right… it seems odd that the blank space above the address lines is bigger than the blank space below the address lines (but maybe that will fix itself once you equalize the font sizes!).
The “blush” color is showing up REALLY light on my computer… I would’ve thought ivory if you hadn’t said otherwise. Just make sure you do a few sample prints when the time comes so you get the color you’re after.
Post # 49
The blush background is so much nicer than the green / emerald background; i also like all caps not italics (#34) best.
Post # 50
Thanks so much! I will definitely make changes!! Appreciate it!
Thanks so much!! I am definitely going to work on spacing like killergiraffe mentioned!
Post # 51
I kinda like the chunky ampersand (#43). Maybe a different cursive ampersand would work better too?
Post # 53
Okay, a few ideas from me…
(designing stationery was probably my favorite part of wedding planning)
Your design somewhat reminds me of this, which I actually modeled my save the date after because it looks so effin classy.
The things that jump out at me are: I don’t like your block font. I think it might look better with one that is either sans serif or that is more of a square than rectangle. Or even using all lowercase with only capitalizations on proper nouns (and not at the beginning of new lines).
I really liked your inspiration invitations, too! I think they are very graphically dramatic, including how they bleed over the edge a bit. There is something luxe about how “unfussy” they are.
What size is this invtitation? 4×6 or 5×7? If you are planning on having them printed by someone like next day flyers (who I highly recommend, they really are “next day” and came through for me with a menu change on Thursday before my Saturday wedding), you can even do a bigger size, which would allow for more spacing and a relatively smaller font for the information. You could also then include your middle names, which I think is a classy touch. Check out envelopes.com to see how large you can do envelopes (over a certain size you need extra postage, but can look fab)
Post # 54
I agree with @killergiraffe:
‘s take on it.
It’s come a long way since the beginning. The straight text is definitely an easier read. I didn’t mind the version with the lower case – but I’m not a big fan of all caps for large amounts of text, so that’s personal preference really.
I also like the fancy ampersand better than the heavy one.
Make sure everything lines up and is inside the border 🙂
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Post # 56
Wow thanks for the ideas! Any ideas about fonts? I have a hard time with that part!
Thanks! I’ll keep looking into fonts
Post # 57
My colors are emerald/forest green, gold, and ivory! How funny. 🙂 I like the blush one better, and I think I liked the regular ampersand better than the cursive looking one. It flows nicely with your invite. I would just make it a little smaller.
Post # 58
Nice!! Thanks for your input!