About Wedding Invitations

wedding invitations

Wedding Invitations are such an important part of your wedding accessory theme. They can set the “mood” that you want for your ceremony. After all, if the reason for sending wedding invitations were to solely tell your guests all the particulars of your wedding, you could just send a note or better yet, a simple postcard. But that’s not their purpose. Your wedding invitations also serve as a keep-sake for this special occasion, and should also reflect a declaration of a couple’s love. Like the wedding ceremony itself, your wedding invitations should reflect you and also be personal. CLICK HERE if you need help getting personalized invites and are looking for some great deals. Here are a few more tips you can check out:

Selecting the Wedding Invitation’s Design

There are thousands of ready-made wedding invitations to choose from; simply select a design, send the details, and the printer can have it ready within weeks. With such a wide selection, it may be difficult to pick which one is best. Here are the things to consider:

* Formal or casual. You want a wedding invitation to complement the overall theme and mood of the wedding. Is your wedding formal or casual? A formal wedding may need classic script fonts, formal wording, and the traditional double envelope. A more casual invitation may use more modern fonts and more natural wording (i.e., instead of “we cordially invite you”, say “please join us…”), but care must be taken to retain the solemnity of the occasion. Let’s say you want to enclose a photo of you and your fiancé—not typically done for traditional invitations. Wear appropriate clothes to the photo shoot: shorts and tank tops simply don’t work.

* Color. You should always choose a subdued color. If you are using a rather bright color for your motif, like turquoise, opt for a delicate ribbon trim or small accents at the sides or corners rather than applying it to the whole invitation. This makes the invitation look classier, and again, is in keeping with the nature of the event. It’s a wedding, not a night dancing at a trendy club.

* Personal Touches. You can add a short poem, a photo of the couple, or a song lyric from the wedding ceremony.


Wedding Invitation Inserts

Most wedding invitation companies can provide a selection of wonderful templates. These templates are simple and show you where you have to fill in the specific names, places and dates. However, many couples favor making their own wedding invitations. This will allow the couple to personalize their invitations; here are a just a few guidelines:

* It is not necessary to put all the names of the entire wedding party on the invitation. However, you can have a separate piece of paper listing the participants that can be inserted in select invitations—especially to those who are part of the wedding party and also to the more immediate family and friends who may want this information. They may appreciate this as a memento; plus, it is a way of thanking them for their participation.

* You’d never overlook putting the date and the venue on an invitation, but some couples forget to add a map to the church and/or reception area. A map can be very useful, and can save many of your guests huge difficulty especially if many of your guests are from “out of town” or the wedding is located in a place they are unfamiliar with.

* If you are trying to manage the number of guests, a great idea is to also insert a small card that says, “We have reserved __ seats for you.” This is a subtle and polite way of minimizing the headcount.

* One last idea, if you will be moving to a new home right after the wedding, you might also include another small insert letting your friends know your new address.

So get started and HAVE FUN! This is YOUR wedding!

Till next time,

Kay Kach Weddings On A Budget

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