Wedding Invitations for Charlene & Kenny’s wedding – Image Courtesy: Salicia
If you are getting married and are in the middle of the planning stages then sooner rather than later, your mind needs to turn to the wedding invitations. The sooner these are posted out the better so that people have loads of notice to get it in their diaries. The wedding invitation should be a card to cherish and display in your guests’ homes, so making it stylish and different is really important!
Think about how you are planning your wedding – is there a color scheme or a theme involved? If so, this should be reflected in the wedding invites so that you have a common theme across all of your stationery. Here are some great ideas for wedding invitations with a twist – what appeals to you?
Festival Guest Pass Invites
If your wedding is going to involve loads of live music, then how about issuing an ‘Access All Areas’ festival-style invitation? It’s a really lovely idea to do something a little different, so if you are both into your live music then consider this as a great choice. Have several cards printed – one with the main invite, another with details of how to get there and what the accommodation options etc. are, and another for details of the wedding list and any other information. Tie all the cards together onto a neck strap for an extra-authentic feel!
Harsha & Seema’s Wedding Invitation Card in Bangalore, India – Photo Courtesy: Harsha K R
If you have set a large budget aside for your wedding stationery, then go all out and get your wedding stationery all custom-made. Made sure the invites, the ‘save the date’ cards, the table plan and the thank you cards are all made in the same style. Choose a stylish design and consider having them foil-embossed for a really special look. The foil will really catch people’s eyes as it glints in the sun!
Facebook Wedding Invitation – Invitation to Mark & Angelica’s wedding on Facebook! Image Courtesy: Mark Hillary
Some people that are on a lower budget choose to issue electronic invitations. While this is a little less personal, it is also a very cheap (sometimes even free) option. Choose a design that looks good on screen and personalize it as much as possible so that you are still able to put your stamp on it. If you’d still rather send out hard copies of invitations then you could still consider the e-invitations as a way of letting people know the date of the wedding while you wait for the invites to be printed.
Wedding invitations are a wonderful thing to send out – it helps everyone out by giving them all of the information. Whatever format you choose, it is really essential that you check and double-check all of the information before you send them out. It is not unheard of for the wrong date to appear on the invites – and what a nightmare that would be! Ask a friend to check it for you too just so you have another pair of eyes over it. Check every single last detail is correct such as telephone numbers and email addresses for RSVPs before the invitation is sent off to print – when there will be no going back!
Alfred Taylor is an employee at Masterwork USA, a company dealing in foil stamping equipment. He enjoys travelling and exploring new places when he isn’t busy working.