The invitation is one of the most important elements of a wedding. The invitation clearly defines the wedding and all that it will encompass. Is your wedding casual or extremely formal? Will your wedding take place in a quiet and serene garden overlooking a beautiful fountain, or will it be hosted in a grand ballroom with imposing chandeliers and damask walls? The type of invitation you choose will allow your guests to take a glimpse into your wedding. Your guests will be able to see your defined wedding colors as well as your theme.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CHOOSE YOUR INVITATIONS?
Most people have trouble selecting an invitation. This is understandable. There are many options to choose from in these modern times. It is quite easy to get flustered and confused when it comes to selecting your perfect invitation for your wedding.
The first thing to consider is the budget. Before you can decide what invite you want, there must be a defined budget. This will tell you what type of invitation you can afford and what details you can splurge on.
In order to decide what design you want, some research will need to be done for images. Look online, print images, tear through magazines, etc. Compile these images to get a feel of what you are truly looking for. These images should relate to your wedding theme or style.
The next thing to consider is the design. Choose a design that best fits your wedding style or theme. At this point do not worry about the extras, such as embellishments. Simply look for the basic design of your invite. Is it more casual or formal? Are you a minimalist or do you prefer intricate work? These are questions to consider when selecting your design.
After you have considered your design, look into color and printing options. Usually the more colors used, the higher the cost. If you are trying to keep the cost down select only one to two colors. The cost also depends on printing techniques. Factor in these options when deciding on what invitations you want for your special day.
If there is room in the budget consider the extras. Details can change the overall look of the invite. Extras such as ribbon details, Letterpress printing, jewels or charms, hand calligraphy and sashes will enhance the look of your invite. Consult your designer for additional enhancements they may provide.
Finally, with all the information and preferences you have gathered take it to your invitation designer of choice. The design process will be a great deal easier if you know exactly what you want. Be sure to ask questions on anything that you are unsure of in order to get the end result that you need.
Choosing the perfect invitation is a very time-consuming and drawn out process. The decision process takes a great deal of research and communication with your designer. However if you are truly dedicated to expressing your vision, the end result will be beautiful invitations that guests will appreciate.