Proofreading Checklist for Wedding Invitations

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Congratulations! You’re almost there … finish strong by full-proofing your wedding invitation. Below are 6 crucial proofing areas to help you set the tone–error free. Since no one knows the details of your big day like you do, be sure to embrace the idea of proofing your suite items with care and consideration!

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Proofreading Your Wedding Invitations & Suite Items

6 Crucial Areas

 

1. First, get a printed proof!
It’s so much easier to proof a printed piece than one on your monitor. And, holding your invitation and suite items in hand will help you to be confident in your colors, design, and paper choice.

Did you know: MagnetStreet offers the ability to get Just One® of your invitation and suite items–fully personalized and printed.

 

2. Proof punctuation & grammar  
Double check:

  • all spellings–including your names!
  • ceremony & reception
  • street addresses
  • city & state
  • web addresses
  • dates & times
  • singular vs. plural {correct: a block of rooms has been reserved {singular}}

Most common mistakes we see: misspells & misuse of punctuation, not adding a space after a comma i.e. July 12,2014, adding extra spaces, wedding day and date aren’t the same, wrong-facing quotation marks on wedding programs {See invitation wording examples}

 

3. Proof for consistency!

  • color consistency between suite items
  • type size consistency
  • font types & size consistencies
  • wording consistencies i.e. honour/honor and favour/favor

 Most common mistakes we seecolor inconsistency between backgrounds {esp. white and/or ivory},  font and wording inconsistencies {See wedding program wording ideas}

 

4. Proof for Readability!

  • Is your text easily read?
  • Is your type size big enough? Too big?
  • script fonts in all caps are difficult to read

Most common mistakes we seelight text on light background, dark text on dark background, script fonts in all caps

 

5. Proof Photo Quality!

  • use only hi-quality/hi-res photos!
  • check for blurriness
  • Does your photo fit the frame?

Most common mistakes we see: pixelated/poor quality photos, photos not properly fitting the allotted frame/space {Read about: using digital images for print}

 

6. Proof styling & graphic elements!

  • text and design elements are properly aligned
  • centering
  • proper spacing between lines/words
  • proper line breaks
  • type is too close to designs elements or the edge
  • opening or ending word{s}/lines of text that appear by themselves because they got separated from their paragraphs

Most common mistakes we see: improper centering and spacing between lines

 

Check. Check. Recheck! One of the best proofing tips we have–is to enlist the help of trusted family and friends to assist you with proofing your wedding invitation and suite items!

What would you add to this proofing checklist?

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Choose Your Sale on Any Wedding Stationery

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Sale*

MagnetStreet is having a Choose Your Sale on any Wedding Stationery thru 6/12/14. Grab your code below.
Happy Shopping!

  • Save $150 when you spend $500. Code: WJNES150. 
  • Save $75 when you spend $300. Code: WJNES75.
  • Save $40 when you spend $200. Code: WJNS40.
  • Save $15 when you spend $100. Code: WJNS15.

 

Choose Your Sale at MagnetStreet Weddings

*Choose Your Sale codes are valid on any Wedding Stationery. Order must reach qualifying amount before tax and shipping. Codes cannot be combined and are not valid with other offers or toward past orders. Codes expire 6/12/14.

 

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Giveaway Alert: 200 Personalized Wedding Programs

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How would you like to win your wedding programs?

Of course you would! Today is the last day to enter MagnetStreet’s Facebook giveaway to win 200 personalized Wedding Programs. Any design. Any style…in your colors! 

Enter to win.

Wedding Program Giveaway from MagnetStreet

 

After You Win Your Programs…
You just might need some help with wording them! 

We’ve got you covered.

Wedding Program Wording Ideas and Templates

Click to visit MagnetStreet’s
Wedding Program Wording Ideas & Templates for:

*Traditional
*Contemporary-Traditional
*Casual

plus, additional wording ideas i.e.

*special thanks
*memorials & dedications
*traditions & rituals
*Quotes & Poems
*unplugged ceremony
*love story timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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List of Father Daughter Dance Songs

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Did you know that MagnetStreet has a ton of free wedding inspiration resources? From wording and etiquette to a wedding planning checklist and photo booth printables … it’s a veritable playground of planning and ideas! Have a visit.

father daughter dance songs-get all 25 at MagnetStreet

 Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

Are you planning on a father-daughter dance? From classic to rock to alternative to country, here are 5 of 25 father daughter dance songs. What song will you and your dad be dancing to?

See the list of Father-Daughter Dance Songs

I Loved Her First
Heartland

Butterfly Kisses
Bob Carlisle

Always Be Your Baby
Natalie Grant

In My Life
The Beatles

The Best Day
Taylor Swift

 

 

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