It is the same for your wedding! Your wedding invitations do not just notify guests about your wedding day, they also offer the first impressions of your wedding. Hence, you must choose them with care.
The variety of options available today allows you to customize your invitations to the last detail and have one that is unique. Best for Bride, the bridal experts from Canada, discuss how you can personalize your wedding invitation and match it to your wedding day.
Wedding invitations have to be sent out months before the wedding. So, designing your invitation is one of the first wedding planning tasks. It is easier to make most wedding design decisions after you finalize a theme. If you are unsure about the finer details of your wedding when planning your invite, focus on capturing the essence of your wedding. Will it be classic or casual? What colors will definitely be in the wedding? If the wedding will be held at a unique venue or if it will have interesting aesthetic elements, consider how you can reflect this factor in your stationery.
This is when you do the research. Everything from the colors, design, wording and font affect the impression the invitation creates. So set aside time to choose the right elements that can capture the mood of your wedding. For instance, soft colors and colors with low contrasts are romantic, while bold colors are dramatic. Your choices should also reflect your personalities and tastes. Look online or turn to wedding magazines for inspiration. Collect all these little details and proceed to the next step.
Once you have a general idea of how your invitation should be, you can plan the rest of the details. Your wedding invitation can be as simple or as sophisticated as you choose. Simple custom invites allow you to add your message to a given template. You may also be able to personalize the colors, font and other details. You will also find templates with an option to add photos or change design motifs according to your preference. Take a look at the available choices and find one that suits you best.
Identify the extent of customization you want in your invitation. Look at the overarching factors in your wedding. This could be the venue, wedding style, theme or even things you love as a couple. Then find out ways to cleverly incorporate these elements in your invitation, and highlight the mood of your wedding. You can reflect the chosen aspects through hand-drawn sketches, smart imagery, simple drawings or photos in custom invitations.
One-of-a-kind, personal invitations create a stamp of their own. If you really want your wedding invitations to stand out, choose a signature style invitation like the message in a bottle option from Invite in a bottle! Such invitations instantly impress and stir up excitement. Your guests will be eager to see how the rest of the wedding unfolds, when the invite is as unique. If you want a personalized invite but aren't sure you can do it yourself, you can contact a professional to assist with the design.
The content in your invitation is just as important as its looks. Choose your wording based on how formal or casual your wedding style is. The message should also reflect the tone of the wedding. All the information your guests need should be available in the invitation, but it shouldn't look too cluttered. Choose a suitable font that is the right size and complements the style of the invitation, to do it right.
It is now time to decide on the final design, either by yourself or with professional help. Create a rough draft with all the elements you wish to include. Then finalize the layout. If there is a monogram or motif in your wedding, incorporate it into the invitation as well. Once all the relevant items are in their place, you will obtain a clear idea of the final look. For alternative invitation ideas, you will have to decide on the print based on the surface shape, color, size and other aesthetic factors.
Whether it is an invitation card or an alternative signature-style invitation, the dimensions decide it's functionality. With paper invitations, you can either pick standard envelope sizes and shapes or custom create one. Standard size invitations are budget-friendly when you have to pay for postage. For invitations like bottles, fans or frames, we recommend that you try to keep it compact and practical.
Make sure you are entirely satisfied with the sample you created, before placing your order for all the invitations. Cross-check and confirm that every detail is correct, as it will impossible to implement changes if you find errors later. Customized orders usually take more time to make. So, place your order early and you will have sufficient time to send it to the intended recipients.