glumpy wrote in post #15464338
Not trying to be funny but the logo is that significant to you that you would possibly dismiss the rest of the work because of that?
I find this really interesting as it's not something I would give a 2nd glance.
It's not offensive to me so it's a non consideration. I saw other comments about it but when I look at the site, I barely notice it and I don't think I actually really looked at it outside my peripheral Vision.
Id be interested for you to elaborate on your thoughts about this. It's not something I would have thought really mattered but clearly my thinking was wrong in that respect.
Perhaps the OP should be getting all the females he knows to look at his site and really encouraging them to tell him what is wrong with it, and only what is wrong so they have to tell him rather than give him the platitudes human nature would normally encourage.
I don't post pics on sites beause I don't care what other shooters think, I care what the clients think. Perhaps this also translates to the OP should not care too much what blokes think about his site and really get feedback off females especially in the target market age.
There is no doubt women and guys look at a site to do with weddings very differently and only one of them has about 95% of the influence and decision making.
That's definitely the one who's feedback you want and to keep happy!
Honestly yes i wouldnt look further due to it. I dont mean to be critical only to help, but yes.
1. It looks manly.... and I am probably not the most feminine girl to be commenting on it, running 2 mma gyms and doing all sorts of martial arts competitions my whole life, but yes I find it manly to the point that it's a turnoff for weddings. I didn't even have that elegant of a wedding and am not usually turned off by "manly things"... so I'm not sure what my deal is with the logo. The lines of the text are very hard, and after looking again that might be the problem. To me hard lines signify masculine and soft curvy lines are more in tune to women. might wanna get other opinions on that.
2. It speaks nothing of weddings, so at first glance I think the following: beach, sun, The state of Maine, My grandfather (who collects lighthouse figurines). None of those make me think wedding, highclass, elegance, love. Now if it's specializing in weddings on a beach or something maybe putting a silhouette of a couple in front of the sun or something where you can see the girl has a dress or something that might work...
3. I thought about it after the post and I have looked at those "heat maps" of websites before and if I recall correctly the top left is the first point of entry to where folks look on a site. This means they are seeing the logo first. This logo will give the first impression of what his business is about. Since it's not just a text logo, the picture will mean something to the person who sees it, subconsciously. What thoughts does it evoke if you looked at the picture alone? If weddings or elegance doesnt come to mind... it might be a problem...
4. I do not like the colors of the logo so I looked up what they mean (It's the bright colors in contrast with other muted tones that draw my eyes to it and if I recall correctly women buy on color, men on performance, at least largely in part). According to my recent search: Blue signifies cleanliness and several of the top searches said orange signifies distrust. Maybe it's striking a nerve with me due to that. ON THE OTHER HAND... I've also been told that in internet marketing a blue and orange opt in button on your site has the HIGHEST RATE OF OPT IN over other colors (hint hint if you have opt ins on your site). I asked my husband why this might be... if orange signifies distrust that folks would opt in more... he didnt have a speculation. I may research this more, but I do know that I made all our opt in buttons blue and orange due to this statistic!
I think OP's site has improved over the initial for sure!