Remember that your wedding invitation is your guests’ first sneak peek into what your wedding day would look like so be sure it reflects your style, colour, theme and personality.
You also need to decide if you want to send out `physical cards, e-vites, or a combination of both.
There are numerous templates you can find on pinterest and Instagram:
- It is a good idea to maintain a cohesive look through all your wedding stationery. To achieve this, use the same fonts, hues, theme and colours for your ceremony programs, menus etc
- Ensure to choose fonts and colours which are friendly to the eye and easy to read. Try to avoid light ink on light back grounds or dark ink on dark backgrounds
- Choose your words wisely: traditionally, whoever is hosting is listed first on the invitation. Be sure to include, date, place, time and who is requesting, dress code (optional) and all RSVP information
- Avoid a busy looking card with too much information; move details like directions, registry information and post wedding activities to a wedding website
- Your target should be to send invites at least 6-10weeks ahead but make RSVPs no more than 3-4 weeks before event because the more time you give guests the more they are likely to forget. Remember that your final count will affect seating arrangements, décor elements etc.
- Costs vary from $1 – $100 and all depends on design, ink, typeface, printing paper and quantity
- Where possible, hire a calligrapher to address your envelopes or a budget friendly alternative is to type using MS Word.
- Order the rest of your stationery like thank you notes, menus, program etc at the same time to save printing costs