No one except for the wedding
specialist and the production companies actually realize how important and difficult to make are the wedding
invitations until they decide to get married and face this problem. There are so many things to consider
after saying “I do” and all the details must be flawless.
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Although this is one of the
reasons why wedding specialists exist and manage to make a living out of this, their job is only to present
you the variety of offers and sometimes also giving you a professional advice and maybe a friendly tip.
However, the decision remains on the bridal couple’s shoulders and even if they could get help from the maids
of honour for example or from the parents most of they choose not to.
The wedding invitations are considered a private matter and for
that no other persons except for the bride and groom is more appropriate to choose the right wedding invitation.
Things can get a little less complicated if you decide for a themed wedding as far as the invitations are
concerned but even so, you will have plenty of choices and the decision will be a tough one.
A wedding invitation is so much more than a regular piece of
paper. It is your way of letting everyone know about the happy event that is going on in your life. You must
announce your wedding to your family, friends, relatives, colleagues and even more official people like your
bosses and other important figures in your life.
This is the main reason why a
wedding invitation is so complex; you have to be careful with the format and the text so that it won’t seem
to familiar to the officials invited but also it should not seem to impersonal to the family and
Since the wedding invitations
are the same for all the wedding guests you need to make sure that it will be on everyone’s tastes and even
more important that it also represents you as a couple, because this is mainly what wedding invitations are
In order to simplify things we
decided to present some of the main criteria you need to take into consideration when choosing the perfect
wedding invitation. First thing you need to consider is the type of wedding you are going to have and the
reason you decided over that type of wedding.
If your wedding is a small one
with limited budget you can write your own invitations by hand. This is a more personal approach but it works
perfectly for smaller wedding since all the guests are closed to the bridal couple and it is also the
cheapest one of all.
The only thing you need to buy
is some quality paper and the right ink pen. Still you will have plenty of choices with the papers so you
will have some decisions to make.
In case you are not worried
about the budget than even if the wedding is smaller you can create a big impression on the guests with some
fancy and classy invitations. It will make them realize that you chose them to be there in your big day
because you care more about quality and that few ones that are invited deserve only the
Another cheap method for your
wedding invitations is using your own personal computer. This is appropriate even for big weddings as long as
you have enough paper and ink.
You can either design yourself
the wedding invitation (if you are talented this is by far the cheapest way) or you can pay someone for the
design only and you just write the text and print it at your house; this is also a cheap variant as you only
pay it once and you get to print it for as many times as you need, and you don’t risk to ruin everything by
testing your talents directly at your own wedding.
Another considerable option
would be laser printing your wedding invitation’s pattern. Although the quality is not the best, you can hide
that with the appropriate type of paper and it will still be accessible to any budget limits. The ink will be
flat printed on the paper and there will not be any special effects but the process is very fast no matter
how many invitations you may need.
Engraving your wedding
invitations is probably the best procedure as it is formal, classy and it looks beautiful; unfortunately it
is also expensive and it does not match any budget. The engraving process is based on cutting the text into a
copper surface and then filling that metal surface with ink. Afterwards the paper is pressed with the metal
pattern and the effect is that of raised letters. This is a complicated process and although it is the most
official one that can be used, it is also the most expensive of all. Do not let yourself impressed so easily
by the looks of the wedding invitations and try to think rationally if you can really afford
A similar look like the
engraving can be obtained by using the thermograph procedure. It is less expensive and the results are almost
the same. The only difference is that compared to the engraving you will not be able to feel the letters from
behind of the invitation. In order to have the thermograph effect they mix wet ink with resin powder and the
effect consists in raising shiny letters. This is probably the best option for a wedding invitation from all
points of view.
The last option we are going
to present is the embossing of text or art borders or any other designs you desire. This is not a budget
friendly option either as it is also based on a press but in case you are convinced this is what you are
looking for you can save some money by choosing only one simple design. The results are
Now that we have settled the
ground rules as far as printing the wedding invitations you need to make sure you found the right invitations
provider. The wedding invitations must be ready if possible three months before the wedding. This will give
you plenty of time to verify them all, check the name spelling and see if you have everybody included. In
case you have forgotten someone, this amount of time will allow you to order extra wedding invitations and
deliver them all so that the wedding guests receive them in time (six weeks at least before the
The first question you need to
ask your wedding invitations provider is regarding the price and whether you get any discounts in case of a
larger order. It is also advisable to do a field research on the market before choosing the provider and make
sure you get the best offer possible. Do not forget to ask them about the price in case your order is smaller
if this is the case otherwise you risk having unpleasant surprises at the end. Some companies charge bigger
prices when it comes to smaller amounts of wedding invitation and they don’t always mention it in their
thing you need to take into consideration when choosing your wedding invitation provider is the time they
take to send you the products. This is also a proof of their commitment to their clients. In case you did not
ask for a special wedding invitation that takes more time to be prepared, the regular amount of time should
be around three or four working days; however it should not exceed ten working days.
Ask your providers about their
special offers. Most of these companies also take care of other wedding arrangements not just wedding
invitations and you might receive a package offer if you also decide for other of their products. Some of the
providers have a 24-7 client service program that is there for you at any time to answer your questions and
guide you through the entire process.
As far as the patterns are
concerned your options are infinite. Depending on your wedding style or wedding theme you can choose between
modern and futuristic wedding invitations, traditional wedding invitation, destination wedding invitations
designed with special locations, floral wedding invitations or even more spectacular ones with real or fake
pearls or Swarovski crystals wedding invitations. The appropriate colour is again up to you and your wedding
theme, the most frequent colours are light blue, pink, beige, ivory and white.
If you are having a themed
wedding, the wedding invitations should be completely adjusted to that theme and are also meant to let your
wedding guests know about it and be prepared. If we are talking about a medieval theme or a historical theme
than the wedding guest should be informed about the outfits and other practices. If you are having a flower
theme wedding, the wedding invitation is going to have the flower/s you chose on the background or maybe even
a natural flower attached to the invitation or in the envelope.
A summer theme or a tropical
theme can come with a spectacular exotic landscape pattern of the wedding invitations or even a picture of
the place the ceremony is going to take part at. The winter wedding themes go well with fabulous winter
landscapes wedding invitations. The wedding invitations for a theme wedding must keep the dominant colours of
the theme and must say everything about the wedding in a simple picture or image.
As you can see there
is nothing common or easy about the wedding invitations, they take a lot of time, and some important decisions to
be made. The options are endless from the most classical patterns and up to the most modern and inventive ones.
Take a deep breath and start thinking considering your options.