Choosing your wedding invitations can be a difficult task because your wedding day is a day you have been dreaming about since forever. It’s exciting and organising your wedding invitations can be a little overwhelming if you haven’t organised a wedding or anything as big as a wedding before. Taking steps to making your wedding invites beautiful needs structure so in this article we’ve put together some helpful tips for you to do the best for your day.
- The wedding invitation is usually the first peak your guests will have of your style as a couple and the style of the wedding hints to the formality – or lack thereof – of your wedding day. Obviously before you’ve gone online and chosen the right pocketfold invitation for sale you would have an idea of the type of event you are throwing whether that is elegant and classic or modern and glamourous. Browsing wedding stationery websites is your best beginning as you can get a good idea of what it is you want to project.
- Colours of your wedding have probably been planned out since you were a child and watched Ariel get married to Eric on The Little Mermaid. Most couples choose to intertwine their colours into their invitations and reflect the colours as much as possible on the day as well through table decorations, chair covers and balloons. You can change something as little as the colour of the font to make your invites really pop out and look fantastic.
- There is no fixed size and shape that you have to stick to when it comes to an invitation. There is a tradition of a rectangular card but some wedding invitations are more of a wedding booklet now because the event is more than just a ceremony for most. The wedding invite can sometimes include more than just the venue, date and time it can include everything down to the details of the flower fairies with lace skirts.
- When you’re considering what information you include in the wedding invitation and choose your colours, make sure you can actually read the invite. You won’t be able to read white writing on a bright yellow invitation, for example. Make sure the text style is also legible as loopy script might look wonderful on a Disney DVD but older relatives don’t need the fancy writing to try and stare through. Neither do your younger guests. Making it easy to read will be better for you in the long run.
- You may have already sent out save the date cards but if you haven’t, the wedding invite needs to go out around four to six months before the big day. Of course, most of the family and friends who matter will be long aware of the date and the proceedings but the rest of the wedding guests you plan to invite will need ample time to plan their lives around your day. Having a look at stationers a year before the wedding will mean that your invites are made perfectly and go out in good time for the event itself.
Choosing a wedding invitation style isn’t always the easiest thing to do but if you have clear ideas, take critiques and suggestions but stick to what you want. Don’t forget to order a little more than you need by two or three; your invitation will make an excellent framed gift! It’s your wedding and you’ll remember it forever.