Choosing your wedding invitation is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your wedding. It’s not just a vehicle for telling guests where and when the wedding will be. It sets your wedding theme in motion and lets guests know what to expect at your celebration.
When creating your invitation ensemble, keep in mind that the design, colors, envelopes and enclosure cards will carry through your theme and create a personal expression of your wedding style. And we’re here to help! We’ll walk you through everything you need to create an invitation ensemble that’s just right for introducing your wedding and letting guests know the information they’ll need to celebrate with you. Today’s installment…All about the invitation!
Of course, the main job of your invitation is to inform guests about he date, time, place and hosts of the ceremony. The wording, lettering style and ink or imprint color you choose are also important when establishing and carrying through your wedding theme.
• Choose traditional wording to set a formal tone for your event, or come up with fun, original wording to add a personal touch to your invitation.
• There’s a big difference between block and script lettering styles – choose the one that enhances the design of your invitation and matches the formality of your wedding. You can choose up to two lettering styles for an artistic look.
• Ink and imprint colors for printing your wording should also enhance the design of your invitation and give guests an idea about the style of your wedding to come. Black is traditional, but printing your wording in bright red sets an entirely different tone!
Envelopes are included with your invitations. Traditional wedding etiquette calls for using inner and outer envelopes for your invitations.
• Inner envelopes are addressed with the names of the guests invited, including children if you choose to invite them. They’re also available with colorful liners or patterns to add a touch of flair to your ensemble.
• The outer envelope is addressed with the names and address of the guests invited and it holds your entire ensemble.
• We can even address your envelopes for you! Check out our Custom Envelope Addressing service here.
General tips for wedding invitations:
• Be sure to take a completely assembled ensemble to the post office to determine proper postage before you buy stamps for your invitations.
• Mail your invitations at least six to eight weeks before your wedding date to allow plenty of time for guests to plan and respond to your invitation.
Stay tuned for our next post – and find out everything you need to know about your enclosure cards!