Wedding invitations allow guests to have their first overview of the upcoming celebration. These special letters not only contain all the necessary information but also make a statement, showing the bride and groom’s creative side. So you want your invitations to leave a wonderful first impression, don’t you? However, with an array of options, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed and confused. Well, we are ready to help you. Find our top wedding invitation tips and inspiring examples below.
The first question that immediately comes to mind is: “When should the invitations be sent?” The perfect timing is six to eight weeks before the wedding. By doing so, you will give your guests leeway to clear or rearrange their busy schedules. Plus, the invitees will have more time to send their RSVP replies. Nowadays, it’s also common among couples to send out so-called “save-the-date” cards that allow the guests to hold the date in their calendars beforehand. Such letters are typically sent out six to eight months prior to the celebration.
It’s important to put all the necessary information on the card. Use proper wording and get your points straight, so as to help your guests not get confused later. When it comes to writing invitations, try to not overcrowd it — the conciseness is the key. Your invitation should list ceremony time and location, your and your future spouse’s full names, the dress code and RSVP information. Such cards will be easy to read and, moreover, look elegant. Remember to be specific about who is invited — this will help you avoid awkward conversations later. If you need to put more details, use additional enclosures.
The invitation serves as a starting point for your wedding theme and will give your guests a hint of what they should expect from the event. So it’s important to have an idea of the type of event you are throwing. Will it be a fairytale-style celebration, a glamorous and chic one, or something simple yet elegant? Once you are sure about the theme, the creative process starts. Choose an invitation style that sets the same tone. Then, decide on paper and colors that will be reflective of your style. Try to carry that concept throughout the rest of the wedding. When choosing colors, be mindful of text — avoid light ink on a light background or dark on a dark one. Keep everything legible.
We picked out 12 stylish wedding invitation options to get you inspired. Here they are.