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The wedding invitation is the first thing everyone will notice about
your wedding. The invite is basically a paper depiction of what you
are planning, so choose one that speaks volumes. There is a lot more
that goes into choosing a wedding invitation than just picking out
the prettiest one and then inserting your names and dates on it. You
have to know how to word it and what you want it to say.
Do you want it traditional or are you looking for a theme. What kind
of wedding are you having? You donít want to send a lacy and frilly
card to your invitees if you are having an informal, dress down
wedding. Nor do you want your invitation to look like your guests
have been invited to a birthday party. Take your time, give it some
thought and donít be quick to choose.
Most people either choose to buy or make their own wedding
invitations. What you choose will depend on the look you are going
for and your finances. There are plenty of computer programs out
there that can help anyone make the ideal invitation for their
special day. Also, with the way laser and inkjet printers are these
days, no one will be able to tell they are homemade.
You can also buy your wedding invitations through any of the
numerous companies that sell them. They can be found on the
internet, at your local print shop, floral shop and many formal wear
If you choose to order them, make sure that you proofread them
extremely carefully for errors, then let your relative or friend
read it. You wonít be able to fix it after they have been printed.
Make sure you have made your guest list before ordering so you donít
get stuck with too many or too few invitations.
Your invitations will set the tone of your wedding. You want to send
an invitation that is going to represent the event. Don't send a
traditional invitation if you are not having a traditional wedding.
Add some zest to it in good taste, of course, so people can get a
feel for what to expect. If you are having a theme wedding, go with
invitations set around that. This is your wedding and you can make
the invitations look anyway you like.
Choose a font that screams you. Go with a style that you just love.
Many people have favorite fonts they like to use. Make sure that it
represents you. The font you choose will pull the whole card
together for you and make the look complete.
Next, choose a card style that fits the wedding style. There are
many styles of cards. You can choose from an accordion style,
tri-fold, bi-fold, or a single page, which might look like a fancy
business card. If your wedding is simple, then go with a more simple
design. Elaborate weddings need a more elaborate style. For theme
weddings, you can use the style that was used during the time period
or from the culture you have chosen.
What type of paper should you use and where can you find it? There
are several types of paper with varying thickness and there are
hundreds of styles to choose from. If you are buying your
invitations, the vendor will display an album with dozens of styles
to choose from and will recommend a specific thickness for your
If you are making your own, you will be able to have more freedom.
You can go to a large craft shop or a shop that specifically sells
different paper types. You will be able to pick out whatever makes
you happy. If you want to be able to fold your cards, donít choose a
stock that's too thick. Use a medium weight paper that will crease
and fold easily and not crack. You can go thicker if you only have a
single page and wonít be folding. You can also get scroll paper and
other paper types for theme weddings as well.
RSVP cards and the stamped return envelope are your next
considerations. This is a must and will only require a single small
page. If you are buying your invitations, you will get these with
your order and the will match your invitation. If you are making
these, you will need to make sure you add this to your to-do list or
you wonít know how many people are coming.
You can purchase envelopes in a card store. Use the same paper or
similar design for these. It should fundamentally acknowledge if
your guest is coming and if they will bring a guest. You will put
the card and envelope in with the invitation and send it. Remember
to always pre-stamp your RSVP card, it would be very rude if you