3 Things To Consider When Creating Your Wedding Invitations

If you’re currently planning your wedding, one of the first things you need to get organised is your invitations. This is an essential step that should not be taken lightly. They are an initial insight into what your wedding day will be like and provide your guests with vital information. If they are incorrect or sent out too late they could cause serious repercussions and ruin your wedding day. So regardless of what kind of wedding you are having, the success of  the day relies on your invitations being perfect. So to make them as flawless as possible, here are a couple of things you need to consider.

Start sooner rather than later

The earlier you start thinking about your invitations, the better as they can take longer than you think to organise. Once you have arranged a venue and chosen a suitable date, you should start looking at stationers and designs for your invitations. It might take some time to find exactly what you want at a price that is suitable. Also, consider how long it can take to have bespoke wedding invites made and how much time you have to write the cards and envelopes. Sending your invites out early will allow your guest to organised child care and time off work so they can attend. It will also provide them with sufficient time to send their RSVPs back to you. Leaving your invitations to the last minute could cause you to make mistakes and could also mean some of your guests are unable to attend.

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Image source: flickr.com

Function over design

You need to think carefully about the design and layout of your invitations. But it’s equally as important to make them as functional as possible. The main role of your invitations is to provide your guests with vital information, which can be difficult if they cannot read it. This makes the invitations virtually useless. Always order samples of your invitation to check how readable it is, so you can make necessary changes if you need to. Think carefully about colours and font styles to ensure it looks amazing and can be read easily.  Light backgrounds with clear dark fonts work well and vice versa. Remember not to cram too much into the space. This may cause you to have a smaller font size which again can be difficult to read. Try to spread out your text as much as possible and go for a double sided design or add an extra card if you need to.

Image source: flickr.com
Image source: flickr.com

Check your guest list

Before you go out and buy your invitations, you need to know exactly how many you need. If you don’t do this, you could order too many or too few invitations to your big day. Carefully go through your guest list and work out how many different households are coming. You don’t need to send an invitation to every single person and can just send one invite to each household instead. This will keep your costs down and make it easier when chasing up RSVPs.

These considerations will ensure that you have the best wedding invitations possible and help you save money. Ask for help from stationers with design ideas and don’t forget to proofread before sending them out.

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