Are you getting married and are confused when it comes to wedding invitation? Relax! Trust me, you’re definitely not alone. Adam Barley has same great tips for you lovely couples getting married.
Take it away Adam…..
Planning a wedding is, in most instances, a rather long process. One of the first glimpses that friends and family get into the wedding is when they receive their invitation. The invitations are essential parts of the wedding process, and they are so much more than mere pieces of paper bearing information on where and when the wedding will take place. Invites are also symbols of your wedding, giving guests a taster of what they can expect on the day.
For close friends and family, they are also keepsakes that they treasure – so it is important that you put a lot of thought into the design and content of the invitation. Here are some of the most important things to consider when planning your wedding invitations.
Choosing an appropriate design
As stated, the invitations are representative of the rest of the wedding. The key word to remember here is cohesion. You want your invitations to be in keeping with the theme and design of the rest of the wedding. For example, if you are having a formal, traditional wedding then you could choose a classic design. Elaborate fonts, fine wording and crisp, thick paper will give your guests an indication of what to expect on the day. If you know the colour scheme for your wedding, then it is a good idea to use these colors for the invites – it is little details such as these that people remember and give your wedding added charm.
Who should design and create your invitations?
Having wedding invitations professionally designed and made is a popular choice, as people want to ensure that they are of the highest standard. However, it can also be a very expensive option, and finding alternative designers can be a good way to cut some of the costs of the wedding. Do you perhaps have any friends or family members who are good at crafts? Many people would jump at the chance to help with your wedding in this way, and would happily do it as a gift to you. Handmade invitations can also carry a particular charm, and look nicer than mass-produced printer versions.
Alternatively, you may be able to find someone who is very skilled with graphic design and printing but who will be able to do the job cheaply. Art and design students, for example, will be able to do a very adequate job for a fraction of the cost of a full company. Ask around locally to see if you can find anyone appropriate.
Sending them out at the right time
People can be unsure of what time to send out the invitations. Generally, you should send them out much earlier if you are getting married during what may be a busy time, such as the summer months. It’s also worth giving people plenty of notice if you know they will be travelling from far away. For instance, if guests are coming to wedding venues in London from their homes in Scotland, then they will need to make travel and accommodation arrangements and so will need to know well in advance.
Once you have considered these points, you can begin sending out your invitations!
Thanks so much Adam for this awesome post! And a special thanks to my readers! Happy Planning!