9 Things You Should Know for the Perfect Wedding Invitation
The invitation to reception is the first sight of your visitors into your wedding day, so you want it to shine.
Not sure where to start with your wedding invitation card?
Right here, we have all the wedding invitation tips and wedding invitation ideas you need to know about this vital piece of your stationery.
1. Remember customize and personalize
Custom invites are the way to go— and NO, they are NOT as pricey as you imagine!
I believe that just because the term ‘style’ is synonymous with it, sometimes people automatically think that it is out of their price range.
Look at it this way, would you rather have a wedding invitation that a million other brides used for their wedding?
Or would you choose something personalized to suit your wedding with all your tastes, details, and needs?
2. Define your wedding style with your invitation
Along with mentioning the location, day, and time, the wedding invitation design must precisely allude to your wedding formalities
You should have an idea of the type of event you’re throwing— classic and formal, informal and comfortable, or trendy and modern— before you start shopping for the documents, so you can choose a kind of wedding card that hits the same tone.
So, visit the websites of stationers or browse wedding invitations from other couples to collect ideas so that you can give your stationer an idea of what you want.
3. Keep the colors calm and not loud
You might want to add your hues and a theme (if you have one) into your wedding invitations— and then hold them for a seamless feel throughout the majority of your wedding paper (such as the escort tokens, menus, and ceremony programs).
Although cream, ivory or white card stock paired with gold or black font is the classic choice for formal wedding invitations, decorative or metallic wedding invitation fonts, paper stock, envelopes, and liners can also be used to brighten up the invites.
When picking the shades, please keep in mind readability (more on that later).
4. Make sure it’s legible
Do not think about the letter; when you find the right colors and patterns— the detail you placed on the email is the whole point of sending it out in the first place.
Your stationery can help you resist bright inks on light backgrounds and dark inks on dark backgrounds in general.
Yellow and pastels are hard to read colors, so if you’re going with them, make sure that the backdrop varies enough to lift the terms, or incorporate specific colors into the logo rather than the text.
Even, be vigilant with hard-to-read fonts like an unnecessarily formal typeface— you don’t want to lose readability to gorgeous documents.
5. Play with words
Learn the rules to get your invitation posted.
Traditionally, the first thing the wedding invitation text includes is the name of the host. You will usually spell out everything, including the date of the service.
There is always a question which is lined after the host’s name on traditional wedding invitations. The questions like “so and so inquire for the privilege of your participation.” are lined up.
The language will alter as the hosting circumstance changes, so make sure to double-check that you’ve invited anyone that should be included.
6. Do not overburden the card
There would be a lot of critical information on your invitation: the date and place of the wedding, the guests, the names of your fiancé, the dress code (optional), and information regarding RSVP.
Trying to squeeze too much on the invitation card will make it more challenging to interpret and will not appear as beautiful.
Leave things like directions to your wedding venue and descriptions of post-wedding celebrations for your wedding website or print them on different enclosure sheets.
The only appropriate way to mention additional details about the wedding is on the wedding website.
7. Your card must speak the date loud and clear
Include the RSVP details in the bottom right corner of your email, or on a different envelope, and allow the time of no more than three to four weeks after the invites have been sent.
Next, consult with your caterer to find out when the final headcount will be expected.
Remember: The more time you give visitors to respond, the more often they will forget — but you’ll need time to put together a seating chart.
Additionally, your final count may affect the number of centerpieces and other elements of decoration that your vendors will need to finalize a few weeks before the wedding.
8. Be clear of what you want
The wedding invitations are meant to educate the guests, so of course, you want to make sure that you do just that!
Include the names of you and your friend, the hostnames, the venue, and the suggested outfit. If you want, you can include the URL, but if you have a card for directions, you don’t need it.
In that sense, it is always a good idea to include in your invitation an identification card. It will do the job of delivering even more detail to your visitors than the real one could have.
And probably add the wedding page as well!
9. Order sufficient quantity
Remember, you do not have to order one invitation on your guest list for EVERY user. Many of the people you are hosting are going to be families, and I’m pretty sure most of those people are living in the same place.
So when you worry about how many invites to send, just cut in half the number of guests, and you’ll get a reasonable estimate.
You always want to make sure you do a final count, and still order additional wedding invitations just in case!
Even if you have split the guest list into an A and B list, make sure you have enough extra invites to submit to some B list if you have an RSVP list of guests with a’ no’!
Keep these things in mind, and enjoy the biggest day of your life without any hassles and frowns on the face of your guests.
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