Invitations and stationery
While choosing the design and stationery for a wedding
invitation it is important to find products that best
express your feelings about this special day. A wedding
invitation is meant to convey much more than what is
obvious. It is a style statement that conveys the feelings
of the newlyweds for each other, and also provides information
regarding the event. The invitation has to be well drafted
in order for guests to understand this information.
As it helps convey the order and schedule of events
on the special day, a wedding invitation should clearly
state details of time, location, dress code, activities
and other details of the itinerary.
You can choose between traditional and formal styles
or customize it to reflect your distinctive personality.
You can choose to send an electronic invitation with
numerous links that finally prompt the receiver to save
the card to their computer or print it out. Remainder
invitation mails regarding the venue and date can also
be sent out at periodic intervals. One good reason to
spend hours in creating an ideal copy and design for
invitations is to compel guests to preserve them in
memory of your 'special day'.
How to choose invitations and stationery
You can browse the Internet for inspiration for various
styles, designs and ideas. After you have collected
a list of options, you can compare them, assess the
costs involved for each, make a final selection and
then customize the design. It's important to find the
right stationery that to complement the style of the
invitations. It is advisable to choose colors, designs
and tools that reflect your personality and are in tandem
with the overall wedding theme you have selected.
It is important to arrange for 'thank you' cards for
very important guests. Stationery items such as enclosure
cards and letter sheets will also be required. It is
a good idea to choose something on which you can freely
print your monogram or last names.
Invitations need to be mailed 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.
This is all the more important when you plan a destination
wedding or your guest list is comprised of many guests
who live out of town.
Save The Date Cards
These are sent out well in advance via electronic mail
and could closely resemble your actual invitation. This
allows guests to keep your wedding date in mind prior
to finalizing any other commitment at the time of your
wedding. It saves on time and guarantees that the recipient
acknowledges and receives your mail.
Except for non-professional titles, abbreviations should
be left out.
When you invite children who are over 13 years of age,
you could draft a separate invitation for them. If not,
include their names just below their parents' names
in the actual invitation rather than on the envelope.
You can choose between engraving, thermography, Lithography,
Laser printing or handwritten invitations.
Black ink is the customary approach but you can experiment
with colors that match your wedding party theme.
A wedding invitation could include reception cards,
response cards, maps and directions cards and a travel
card in case of destination weddings.
In most cases, people send out invitations in an inner
and outer envelope. The outer one reads the name of
a family whereas the inner one is more specifically
addressed with the actual names of the invitees within