Top Wedding Invitation Tips

Are you just getting started with your wedding invitation prep? Here, you can find out everything you need to know about getting your invitations ordered, sealed and delivered.

Your wedding invitation will be the first peek your guests get into what to expect from your big day, so you’ll definitely want to make it shine. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to your wedding invitations, we’ve pulled together all our top tips about this important piece of stationery right here.

Choose Your Wedding Style

As well as listing your wedding location and the time of day your ceremony will begin, the invitation will provide hints to the formality of your wedding. Before choosing your invitations, you should have an idea of the type of event you are going to be throwing. Will your big day be casual, elegant, relaxed, classy, modern or glam? Before you start looking for your ideal stationery, you should have a specific theme in mind. This will ensure that your invitation style matches the theme of the whole event. You can then start to browse stationer’s websites for wedding invitation ideas, as well as looking at other couples’ wedding invitations for some inspiration. Once you have a better idea of what you are looking for, you’ll easily be able to get something together.

Know Your Wedding Colors

It’s also important that you consider what your wedding colors are going to be as well. It may be a good idea to incorporate different hues or a motif (if you have chosen one) into the design of your invitations. You can then carry this colour palette throughout the rest of your stationery, as this will help to create a cohesive look.

While the classic colour choice for many invitations is white, cream or ivory card stock paired with a simple gold or black font, you can always choose to brighten up your design with colourful fonts, envelopes or paper stock.

Play with Size and Shape

Whilst the traditional size for a wedding invitation is a 4.5 inch by 6.25 inch card, some couples are opting for a more playful and modern size and shape. Nowadays, you can choose a circular, scalloped or square invitation instead. It is worth remembering that opting for a design that does not fit into a standard envelope size can automatically increase your postage costs and bulky invitations may cost a lot more to send out to friends and family.

Choose Your Words Wisely

It’s important that you are aware of the different rules surrounding the wording of your invitation. Typically, an invitation will spell everything out, including the time of your wedding ceremony. A traditional wedding invitation will include a request line after the host’s name.

Start Early The save-the-dates for your wedding should go out at least six to eight months before the big day. Depending on the design of your wedding stationery, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to print them. While your save-the-date cards don’t have to match your invitations, ordering everything from one stationery site can help you to save money.

Thanks to Zoe Price

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