Gorgeous invitations are the perfect introduction to a fabulous event. They set the tone and formality of the event, create excitement for your guests, and give them an idea of what they can expect.
One of the biggest trends in invitations is customization. Custom designed invitations allow for limitless opportunities to be creative and truly reflect your own personal style. A custom invitation designer can help you create the perfect invitation for your event.
When working with a custom invitation designer, the first step is to discuss themes, colors and motifs. Issues to address include: What kind of look and feel do you want to convey? Do you want your wedding to be romantic, modern or whimsical? You may want to use the season, location or colors of the bridal party’s attire for inspiration. Is there something special you share as a couple that you want to reflect through your event like a love of the outdoors or a meaningful song or movie? You also want to be sure that the look of the invitations will match the formality of your event.
Next you will need to consider the materials that will go into the invitation. What size and shape would you like the invitations to be? Are you interested in a layered invitation or embellishments? Ribbons, charms and crystals can be added to give your invitations a little extra "wow." Textured papers and fabric panels are also perfect for creating truly one-of-a-kind invitations. Pocket invitations continue to be a popular choice since they allow for creative design, while providing your guests with a neat package to hold the enclosure cards. For the ultimate presentation, choose a gorgeous silk box invitation that will not only make a big impression on your guests, but will also serve as a beautiful gift they can use in the future.
You will also need to consider what information needs to be communicated. How would you like the wording to appear on the invitation? Would you like it to be very formal or a little more casual? What types of enclosure cards should be included? Reception, response, directions and accommodations cards are all important to consider so your guests have the information they need.
Consider how many invitations you need to order. Remember that you will need one invitation per couple or single guest. Also be sure to order extras in case of any last minute invitees, and to save some as keepsakes.
Most important, you will need to consider your budget. Be sure to allocate a proper amount of money for invitations. Since they are your guests’ first impression of your wedding, you want to be sure that they reflect the fantastic wedding you are planning, and that you do not skimp on them. If your budget is limited, be sure to discuss with your custom invitation designer options to achieve the look you are going for in a more cost effective way. This can be achieved by changing the printing method, subtracting layers, or limiting the amount of enclosure cards.
Your custom invitation designer will help you navigate through all these decisions and help you to create a truly unique invitation suite that will reflect your personal style and vision for your wedding.
The Finishing Touch Event Design is a custom invitation, stationery and décor studio based in West Orange, N.J. that creates unique details for stylish events.