Wedding invitations set the theme and tone for your special day. Your wedding invite is your guests first look into your big day. It should represent your personal style. Not sure where to begin? Find out everything you need to know about this important part of your stationary here.
Looking For The One
Searching for ‘the one’ is almost as tricky as choosing ‘the one’ you marry! The search for ‘the dress’, ‘the shoes’ and… ‘the stationary’ makes any bride want to sigh in dismay! With so many different styles of wedding invites available on the internet, it becomes very hard to narrow it down to your personal style. Choosing your stationary especially your invites is supposed to be fun, take a deep breath and consider the following information before deciding on your final design.
First Impressions Last Forever
People will remember the way you appear when you first meet them, so it’s important to look and act your best when you meet someone for the first time. The same rule applies to your wedding invitation, not to mention the fact that they’ll last forever in your mother-in-laws album.
Whether your planning a classic al fresco wedding or a rustic affair in the countryside, your invitations should reflect that. White, cream and ivory paper are seen as the traditional options, a pop of colour will reflect your personal style. We wanted our invites to reflect our sophisticated al fresco wedding with the breath taking views of Santorini. For our wedding stationary I came across Sherrine at Gorgeous Creations through my search on the internet.
A little bit about Sherrine, she worked as a freelance graphic designer and design consultant, you can check out her website here. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sherrine. Throughout the whole process she was highly professional and patient. She’s very talented and genuine that I will recommend her to friends and family.
We chose an Ivory lace effect, embossed with a laser cut pocket design, hand embellished with a beautiful crystal embellishment for our invites and table numbers.
Come Fly With Me
For those brides marrying abroad I’ve noticed the popularity of the ticket style passport invite with an rsvp tear off. We considered this style invite but decided to go with a more traditional formal design. For a beach themed wedding there are so many styles to choose from with shells and foot prints in the sand. For a romantic whimsical wedding why not opt for a water colour design. If your going for a statement wedding you could opt for a splash of gold foil, the choice of styles are endless. Papier are fab for creating personalised destination wedding stationary, check them out here.
Time Is Of The Essence
We sent out our save the date via social media to our friends and family 16months before our wedding to allow guests to book time off work. Our guests were happy to use our wedding as an excuse for a family holiday. This brings me on to timings. Send your save the dates to all your guests as soon as you’ve paid your deposit for your venue. For a destination wedding send your invites out at least 10 months before your wedding day.
We spent a few days playing around with the wording of our invites before passing on to Sherrine for our layouts and proofs. When wording your invites be sure to include vital information: date, time and location of your wedding. Don’t overcrowd your invite, include separate sheets with links to your website and other useful information. Avoid putting your gift list on the main invite. This should be included on a separate sheet or your website.
On a final note, your wedding is something worth celebrating, do make sure that your stationary reflects your excitement and happiness.