Personalizing Your Wedding Invitations
Your wedding invitations should be
a personal reflection of you as a couple. If you feel that
elaborate, engraved invitations aren't exactly "you,"
feel free to experiment with different types of paper, fonts,
colors and designs. Of course, if you've been dreaming of
a white wedding ever since you were a child, you may want
to go with a more traditional design. If money is no object,
you may choose the most gorgeous, custom designed and professionally
printed wedding invitations available to communicate the importance
of your big day.
point to consider when choosing wedding invitations is price.
Invitations can be a huge expense, but they don't have to
be. Think about it: As beautiful and personalized your wedding
invitations are, they will most likely be eventually discarded
by many of the recipients. Why invest an exorbitant amount
of money when you may be able to find discount wedding invitations
that suits your needs just as well? It all comes down to personal
taste and budget.
You have several
options for printing your wedding invitations. The most expensive,
formal and elegant option is to choose an engraved invitation,
wherein the wording is etched onto a steel plate, and then
transferred onto cotton paper, leaving the lettering slightly
raised. Less expensive is thermography, which uses
special ink to produce a similar, raised quality in the lettering.
Another popular option is lithography, a less expensive and
faster printing option. If you are on a strict budget, it
may make sense to reproduce your own wedding invitations on
a laser printer.
wording can get tricky when either of your parents have gotten
remarried, or if the two of you are throwing the wedding and
reception yourselves. In order to cut down on the confusion,
check out our examples of wedding
invitation wording for each type of situation.
personalizing your wedding invitations
baby pictures. Include photos of each of you as a baby, either
printed on an insert or as a background for your wedding invitation
If you plan
to have a great deal of out-of-town guests at your wedding,
include all of the necessary information in your invitation,
either as an insert or printed on the inside. Helpful info
includes directions from the airport and hotel reservation
Send electronic save-the-date announcements
ahead of time so that you can get a rough guest count relatively
early. You may find that several people won't be able to attend,
in which case you can invite some of the people who didn't
make the first cut.