When it comes to weddings, the devil is in the details. And one important element that you should spend time on is your wedding invitations. It sets the tone for your wedding and gives your guests an idea of what to expect on your big day. You can even say it is the prelude of greater things to come! If you want to make sure that you’ll get it perfectly, follow these creative guidelines from the experts!
Theme – Decide on a design theme or motif and let it shine through your wedding invites. If you prefer boho chic, rustic, or vintage, try and incorporate elements that will remind people, or will make them think, of your chosen theme. For example, rustic wedding invitations are usually made from light brown paper to give a feel of nostalgia. These are usually tied with a white lace or a hemp bow to complete the look. For those who are planning to have a beach wedding, you can include some artificial shells or starfish in your wedding invites.
Colors – The colors should be consistent with your theme. Beach weddings that will be held in the afternoon can have sunset-colored invitations – a mix of light pink, violet, yellow, orange, and red. Or you can simply go for the various colours of the sea and sand – turquoise, sapphire blue, coral, or sandy brown. Antique-themed invitations can have colors of distressed gold, silver and bronze to achieve an “old and worn” look.
Text – The text of the invites helps complete its overall feel and look. Your choice of font can also help signify if the wedding will be formal one, or semi-casual and laid back. When choosing fonts, it won’t hurt to experiment and try different styles so you can see which one looks best with your wedding invites. Just make sure it will be clear and legible. Print a sample first before you finalize and send it for bulk printing. Also: Make sure to proofread everything twice – and more! – so you could be 100 percent sure everything is correct.
Out of the box – Take it up a notch by adding a touch of the extraordinary. Know how to do calligraphy? Why not try and use it to write your names on the envelopes? If you’ve got the time, talent, and patience, you can hand paint some designs on your wedding invites. Not only does this showcase your creativity, but you also get to include a personal touch in your invitations.
Before you send your invites for printing, take the time to ask a quotation from several printing companies. Compare the prices and the quality of their outputs before you settle on one. Remember that affordability should not be the main deciding factor. As they say, you get what you pay for, and cheap doesn’t always equate to quality. Be sure to print some extra invites, in case you lose or damage one and need more.