While the Style of the Invitation Should Reflect the Personalities of the Couple, it should also replicate the formality of the Wedding.
Knowing how to choose a wedding invitation is crucial when planning a wedding. There are so many colours, designs, papers and wording to select from, which makes choosing the invitation seem like a difficult task. However, remembering these 10 things can make the process much simpler.
It is important to put as much thought into your wedding invitations as you would put into the wedding event. While ordering the wedding invites may seem a bit intimidating, it can actually be a very pleasant experience if you prepare and put some thought into the kind of invitation designs you are looking for before you hire a wedding stationer.
1. Prepare a Guest List
Make a list of all the friends and relatives you will be inviting to your wedding so that you will know the amount of invitation cards you will need to order.
2. Collect Guest Addresses
Write down all of the addresses of the Guests you will be inviting so the stationer can address the envelopes.
3. Invitation Styles for Weddings
Do some research on-line and look at the many styles of invitations available. The best wedding invitation designs to choose from are those that reflect the theme and type of wedding that you are planning. Remember, the invitation is the first impression that your guests will receive and a hint of what your big occasion will entail.
4. Wedding Invitation Colours
Decide on the colours you will use. While the traditional colours of wedding invitations are white or off-white, they can also be done in the colours of your wedding theme or the bridesmaid’s dresses.
5. Accessorise Your Wedding Stationery
Think about whether or not you want to upgrade your wedding invites. Adding embellishments such as elegant beading, beautiful ribbon, sparkling charms, pressed flowers or personal photos add an extra special touch to invitations.
6. Save-the-Date Cards
Consider adding save-the-date cards to your wedding stationery. They should be sent out as much as eight months early, especially for family and friends who will be travelling a long distance to attend your wedding.
7. Include Reply Cards
Do you want to include a response card? It is wise to include an RSVP card with each wedding and reception invitation you send out, because they allow you to prepare for the amount of guests that will be attending.
8. Invitation Wording
Think about the words you will include. The wording for wedding invitations is every bit as significant as the invitation designs. An experienced stationer can help you select the proper wording for your wedding invitations.
9. Choose an Experienced Stationer
Select a stationer that specialises in weddings. It is important to choose one that is reputable and will work with you to customise your wedding invitations specifically for your needs.
10. Allow for Plenty of Time
Order your wedding invitations well in advance of your wedding date, because the wedding invites should be sent out at least three to four weeks before the event in Europe but 3 months in the UK.
Samantha Thomsett is the designer at Handmade By me who specialise in wedding invitations and she also writes regularly for a number of blogs