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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Creating the Perfect Invitation Card for Your Wedding


Depending on the wedding type, wedding invitations may require huge expenses. A recent study reported showed that couples spent an average of over $400 for wedding invitations of a typical wedding scale, while an average of over $1000 for a big wedding scale.

Regardless of whether the cards are created from online retailers or local printing stores, couples need to put in serious effort and thought to ensure that every detail and design of the wedding invitation cards are worth every penny, considering the costly expenditure in making them. To make the most beautiful “first impression” invitation card, here are five things you need to consider.

The wedding theme or style

Wedding invitations are most likely the initial communication and information that couples release to their guests. Whatever design portrayed on the wedding invitation, will give the guests a prediction or an idea of the wedding tone and style.

Whether they have a floral theme, rustic touch, or a formal banquet, invitations are considered an extension of the wedding concept itself. It is essential for couples to first decide on their wedding theme before proceeding to create wedding invitations. The chosen style will be carried out throughout the entire wedding.

Selection of papers

Several types of paper styles are available in the market. The papers selected for the wedding invitation will reflect the couple’s style.

Amongst the many paper selections, three of the most common choices include:
  • Heavy card stock
  • Vellum
  • Cotton

Traditionally, the heavy card stock type of paper is the most popular due to its durability and ability to withstand mail delivery. It can even be used as a keepsake that stands the test of time. Typically, it comes in white or cream color, among many other excellent wedding color selections.

Vellum, on the other hand, is translucent and usually used as a covering for a thicker type of paper. The third popular paper option, cotton, is known for its beauty and elegance that can last for several years in a frame or album. However, this type of paper costs rather expensive.

Details and design

While the design of the overall wedding invitation is essential, more straightforward, and clear wedding invitations with less line and easy-to-read fonts will be more appealing. The wedding invitation should also include only the crucial details of the wedding without putting in too many wordy sentences.

Some examples of vital information to include in the cards are the couple’s name, the host’s name, wedding date, time, venue, and conditional rules to follow.

Envelope art and etiquette

Couples can add a personal touch on the wedding invitation by personally writing the guest’s complete name and address on the envelope. For a more excellent first impression, couples may consider hiring a professional calligrapher to write on the envelopes. Couples with a tight budget can consider choosing a more affordable option with digital calligraphy.

Invitation suite

Couples can also include other relevant things along with the invitation to save money and time, such as an RSVP (response) card, a reception card, a thank you note, the wedding program, and other additional instructions. All of these extra cards should also be created with the same theme as that of the invitation card.

From designing to printing, creating a wedding invitation may seem like a lengthy process and might be too overwhelming for first-timers. Fortunately, armed with these simple guidelines, couples can make the perfect invitation cards for the most memorable day of their lifetime.

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