It is always exciting to get a photo shoot, especially from a professional photographer, more so if the photography session is about an event which is very personal and happy, like one’s own wedding. Wedding pictures are now not only meant for the wedding album but can also be included as part of the wedding favors, ‘Thank-You’ cards and even wedding invitation cards. The advancement of technology in photography such as the digital camera and printing simply makes it all possible to use the pictures in whatever way one wishes as part of the design on the invitation cards.
Photo wedding invitation card is definitely a unique way of making the wedding announcement in a personalized way. It unfolds the wedding news of the bride and bridegroom in ways that are special as no one photo wedding invitation card is identical. The people who receive the card would definitely be delighted to be able to have a glimpse of some of the beautiful pictures beforehand and look forward to more pictures in the wedding album. To make it more creative and innovative, besides the wedding pictures, other pictures such as the baby pictures of the newly-wed, can also be included in the card to tell the story of the bride and bridegroom from their younger days to their marriage today. Even pictures of their friends, relatives, work places or their new home can make an interesting description about the newly-weds on a more personal level. Of course, not all pictures can be included and it is up to the couple to pick and choose those that is able to convey their message well in the card.
The designs and themes of photos wedding invitations are just abundant. The bride and bridegroom can choose one that is related to their wedding theme, such as beach-themed or funky-themed as the basis for the design of the card. They can also choose any colors, font type and size, including the wordings to be printed. These personal cards can be customized with any photos, chosen colors, fonts and picture type (color, black and white, antique or sepia). They also come in various sizes but the most common ones are 5”x7” or 4”x6”. They can be created in a glossy or matte finish, depending on their preferences. To make the cards look more outstanding, ribbons, wraps and translucent overlays can create a different impact all together on the final product.
The availability of digital photography and printing makes it possible and easier nowadays for the bride and bridegroom if they wish to handle the cards from the photography to the design and printing of the cards themselves. What they need is a digital camera, a camera man, a few samples of high quality printing paper and a color printer; with some formal and creative wordings, and a few trial and error experiences, the invitation cards can be done without much difficulty. Nevertheless, if they think they are not artistically- and technologically inclined and need some help, there is always the option of engaging a graphic designer to give some advice, recommendation and design the photo and the card.
Besides of being unique in nature, photo wedding invitation is convenient as the photo and invitation are printed on the same piece of photo paper. One only needs to stuff this card into an envelope as compared to the conventional way where the photo and card are two separate pieces. As it only involves the same piece of paper printing, this type of invitation also costs less relatively. The all-in-one printing is also less bulky and does not take up too much weight. This saves further of the postal cost when the invitation needs to be mailed. In addition, this invitation card comes as a great keepsake photo for their guests as it contains all the important information about the happy occasion such as the names of the bride and bridegroom, wedding date and venue that makes it all the more meaningful.