Aside from the pressure of finding the right dress, finding the perfect wedding invitations will also give you headaches and panic attacks. First impression last, wedding invitations set the tone and theme of the affair. Now relax, remember you will be celebrating love and it’s supposed to be fun. Find out everything you need to know to get them ordered, sealed and delivered.
Consider the following invitation details to guide yourself through the process:
Theme and Colors. Know your theme and your colour combination first before ordering wedding invitations. You should have an idea of the type of event you’re throwing—classic and elegant, casual and relaxed, or glam and modern. You may want to incorporate your hues and a motif into your wedding invitations—and then carry them throughout the rest of your wedding paper for a cohesive look.
Size and Shape. Play with shape and sizes. Modern couples are now considering different type, size, shape, and style of wedding invites. Some even consider interactive wedding invites like puzzles, game cards, and the like.
Price. Invitations can get pricey. It’s also difficult to weigh a fair price against the level of quality and detail required. I recommend that brides compare the prices of many vendors on e-marketplaces to ensure they’re receiving reasonable deals.
Design. The perfect design is subjective. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What one bride loves, another bride hates. You just take note to avoid, bold-colored ribbons or colored rhinestone embellishments on wedding invitations. These aspects can make invites appear “Sweet 16-ish,” and no bride wants that look.
I would also recommend that brides stay away from adding photos of the couple to the wedding invitations. Photos of the couple, or of a landscape, are more appropriate for an engagement party or a save-the-date announcement. If you have your heart set on incorporating a favorite photo, use it on your wedding program, table menu or wedding favor.
Vendor. Shopping for invitations online can save brides a lot of time, money and stress. Brides can also easily search for reviews of vendors online. Past brides often offer the most reliable feedback.
Legible. Make sure the invites are legible. Don’t forget about the text as you consider design and colors. As general rule of thumb is avoid light ink on light backgrounds and dark ink on dark backgrounds.
Choose your words. Usually, whoever is hosting is listed first on the invitation. Customarily, you should spell everything out, including the time of the ceremony. The wording can change as the hosting situation does, so make sure to double-check you’ve added everyone who should be included. You can checkout some wording samples here.
Triple check the proof. Don’t crowd the words. List only the key points on your invitation: ceremony time and location, the hosts, your and your spouse names, the dress code (optional) and RSVP information. Trying to squeeze too much onto the invitation card can make it harder to read and it won’t look as elegant. Ask your English-major friend or a grammar-savvy bridesmaid to check the proof before you okay it. You’d be surprised at the things you may miss. Pay special attention to details like date and time and spelling.
My final recommendation when it comes to ordering invitations is to always purchase a sample before placing a full order. This allows you to physically see the quality of the invitation before placing a large order. Remember that actually viewing a product can make all the difference.
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