I knew from the get-go that I wanted a soft, whimsical looking invite. I wanted balloons like in Up and nothing too overtly Disney. I was digging pastels and ended up using purple and yellow just because I like those colors so much. I added a light blue so it didn't took too much like wedding-color overload. And finally, we decided on the phrase, "Be our guest" to clue people in on what we were planning:
|Attempt 1 [personal photo]|
I made a few changes, came up with a different layout, and added in the free Waltograph font I ended up using on the envelopes:
|Final version [personal photo]|
The other errors were less important, but still annoying:
1) I'd really meant to have round balloons like the first draft, but somewhere along the line they got stretched into oval. Not a big deal, but I wish I'd noticed earlier so I could have fixed it.
2) The map on the back is really hard to read where parking/our house is. If I'd thought it through more, I would have made it bigger. Luckily most of our guests have been to our house and dealt with the unusual parking situation before.
I'd run the draft by M and my mom, but none of us found these errors until it was too late. Another lesson learned for invites: show a draft to an uninterested party and triple, quadruple, quintuple check it!
|Our final, printed invite [personal photo]|