Life today is about being yourself. Decorating your personal space at home or at the office is about personal style. It is about what makes you most comfortable.
So it is with a wedding. Your wedding should be about you and your fiancé. It should reflect the personal styles of you two as a couple. And it starts with the invitation. So make your own wedding invitations.
Of course the alternative is to order the wedding invitation cards. It is fuss-free and you have a huge selection of designs and colors to choose from. Card makers usually already have a database of words to go with the cards. It is an adventure of mixing and matching what is already being offered.
You may not know it, but your invitations do more than just invite your guests. They herald your event’s style or theme, a further stamp of your personal ways and what makes you most comfortable. You see, the invitations lay the foundation for your wedding’s theme whether it be informal, traditional, seasonal, or whatever. Your invitations excite your guests about your affair.
So make the time to visit invitation card makers.
Firstly, customization is in. It is chic. It shouts personality. It speaks of confidence. So regardless of what current fashion dictates, your invitation design ultimately rests on what is meaningful and special to you and your fiancé. So what is your selected colors and style is not considered ‘in’. As long as it has significance to both of you; go for it. It is your wedding.
Today’s trends show that invitation now comes in all shapes and sizes. Among the most popular ensembles are pocket folds and pochettes. Pocket folds are “pockets” that contain all the essentials of your invitation package. You can add in response card, reception card, etc.
Pocket fold invitations are an elegant way to present your invitations to your guests and, depending on the colors you choose, can be quite striking.
Pochettes, meanwhile, differ from pocket folds in that they “wrap” around your invitation. There are various ways Pochettes invites ‘wraps’ but they all create a unique look when opened. For example, one pochette style resembles a blooming flower when opened.
Other designs of wedding invitations include an elegant slim invitation featuring a colored vellum overlay, textured backing card and decorative chiyogami band.
There is also an elegant square invitation featuring a colorful translucent vellum pochette and heavyweight backing card layered with a printable invitation card to choose from.
Another style is of a colorful linen card stock with a bold groove patterns.
Using photographs are also fun and endearing to recipients. Attach a photograph of you and your fiance on the card, embellish with a chiffon self-adhesive bow, and mail in a matching envelope.
When choosing your wedding invitation, remember that these memos have strayed from the typical rectangular shape, giving way to round, square, tri-fold, or tea length cards. Topping this, embellishments are also becoming more creative with grommets and string, silver charms, and pieces of lace along with traditional ribbons being used.
Another ‘in’ thing in wedding invitation is the use of earth-friendly paper. Everyone now is doing their part to protect Mother Earth by using recycled paper or paper made from other materials such as hemp or bamboo.
Because the uniqueness of your invitations applies not only to the invitation package, it is good to consider the card stock and paper selection. The world is your rainbow when it comes to choosing card stock and specialty paper.
Also, it is natural for the current wedding color trends to spill over into your invitations. A new shade emerging as the ‘in’ color for 2008 is yellow. One way to incorporate yellow is by having a monochromatic theme, pairing a soft peach with a light yellow and a darker orange for example.
Ultimately, whatever design you choose for your invitations, it should reflect the mood, style, or theme of your wedding. Most importantly, you and your fiancé should love it. The bonus here is when being at your most creative, you are able to impress those you mean to invite. Yours guests will definitely appreciate the fore-warning of the mood of your wedding just from the card you send them.
Happy wedded bliss.
P.S. Don’t forget to keep one invitation to include in your wedding guest book. Years from now, you will remember the efforts put in making just the perfect invite.