“Is it almost time to say ‘I do’? Here you can find some top tips you should know before ordering your wedding invitations.”
The first impression of your choice of wedding invitation will determine the below:
What’s the type of style of your wedding?
What colours you will be having?
Your theme, if you have any.
Do you want a simple invite or a dyecut invitation?
Do you want to add decoration?
To make an interconnected impression, your wedding invitations should be as coordinated as the rest of your big day. If you want to make sure you have chosen the perfect invitations for your wedding, consider the following tips when making your decision then contact us for a consultation.
Style and Theme
Are you a modern bride and groom, or a more classic couple? Do you have a particular theme, such as a time period or location, or is it more about a certain feel? Understand how you picture your wedding, and what key features are going to be involved, allows you to make an invitation selection that will complement the overall concept. For example, if you are going to have a vintage feel, consider having a vintage look invitation.
Colours and Shapes
When planning a wedding, choosing colors is often one of the first points of focus. Luckily, most wedding invitation producers have a wide range of colors to choose from for the text, paper, and even envelope. Choose paper stock and font colors that reflect your colors while respecting the overall style of the wedding. And make sure that if you choose a light card stock that you go with a dark font, and pair dark card stock with a light font for suitable contrast. That helps with overall legibility, ensuring your guests can actually read what the invitation says.
The information on a wedding invitation needs to be clear and concise. While certain formalities, such as spelling out everything (including the time of the ceremony), lead to more text, you don’t want to overcrowd the card. Trying to fit in extra details requires the text to be smaller, and can make it harder to read.
Decorating your invitation might be a headache for some of you. This will add an extra small detail to your invite. Add a ribbon or an embellishing to your invitation to make it more personalized and unique.
Double and Triple Check
It’s very easy to make a mistake, but you do not want it to be in your wedding invitation. Remember, you are not the ideal proofreader for your own invitations. Have the proofs checked by a few friends and family members. Make sure the date and time are accurate as well as the spelling of any names and locations.
Printing custom invitations takes time, and all wedding invitations need to be custom made. In some cases, it will take a few days while others may require weeks. Since you want to send out the invitations early enough to provide potential guests with sufficient notice, delaying the purchase isn’t really an option.
Your invitations should be ordered at least four or five months before the wedding to ensure you have enough time to receive them, address them, and mail them to your guests. In some cases, you can acquire your envelopes early, allowing you to get a head start on having them addressed. This is especially helpful if you plan on having them addressed by a professional calligrapher.
You also want your guests to have enough time to RSVP as well as make any necessary arrangements. If you are having a destination wedding, the sooner you can inform your friends and family regarding your upcoming nuptials, the higher the likelihood that they will be able to make arrangements to attend.
There is always a chance that some will be damaged or lost in the mail, so you want to have enough to cover those. Also, you may end up sending out additional invitations if those sent during the first round have a larger than expected number that is unable to attend. That allows you to send invitations to any guests who were not originally invited due to the limitations of your space when it becomes apparent you have room. Additionally, you will want to keep a few as keepsakes. Often, the couple will keep at least one or two, and the parents of the bride and groom may also appreciate an additional copy. Frame it to keep it as a keepsake of your wedding day.