Your wedding is meant to be one of, if not the most, special days in your life. It is a chance for you and your significant other to declare your undying love for one another in front of all your family and friends and celebrate the start of a new chapter in your life. With that said, you want everything to be just perfect as far as the wedding goes. You will actually get a chance to set the tone and feel for your wedding well before the actual wedding date thanks to the invitations.
Wedding invitations are a wonderful opportunity to share a sneak peek with your guests of what they can expect on the day. Your invitations can reflect your personality as a couple, how formal or casual the event will be, and even the theme if there is one. If you plan on designing your own wedding invitations, then there are some tips and tricks worth keeping in mind to ensure that they are exactly how you envisioned. Let’s take a closer look.
This is Your Chance to Show Your Style
As mentioned, the wedding invitation will be your first opportunity to show your guests what your wedding style will be. If you plan on having an elegant and traditional wedding, then you can pick a design that reflects this tone. Maybe you’re more of the modern-day bride and groom who want to break away from tradition. If that’s the case, why not pick a more contemporary styled invitation that doesn’t feel quite so traditional?
Don’t forget that you can show off your style on more than just the actual wedding invitation. Even the envelope you send the invite in gives you an opportunity. You can have customized return address labels made that reflect the same style as the invitation, creating flow from start to finish.
Include All the Key Pieces of Information
While this may sound like a simple tip that shouldn’t have to be said, it’s amazing how many times a key detail can be forgotten about. Not only do you need to include the basics like the date, time, and venue, but this is also your chance to share special instructions. Sometimes the couple may have a dress code in mind, which can be conveyed in the wedding invitation, maybe you have a special request for them to bring an item or be prepared with something, etc.
Provide Guests with a Self-Addressed Envelope
You also want to make it easy on your guests to respond to your invite, which is why it’s a good idea to include a self-addressed envelope complete with a stamp that they can send their RSVP in. Your RSVP due date should also be prominent on the invitation so they know the deadline.
Have Fresh Eyes Take a Look Before Sending It Out
Even though you may have looked at the invitation half a dozen times and deemed it “perfect”, it is amazing what a fresh set of eyes may see. In other words, have a family member or friend take a look and ensure all the important details are there, that everything is spelled correctly, and that it is indeed “perfect”.
All of these tips will ensure that your perfect wedding starts out on the right foot with memorable and beautiful wedding invitations.