A wedding invitation is simply a letter requesting the recipient to attending a wedding. It’s commonly written in third person and often mailed at least five weeks before the proposed wedding date. The wedding invitations are very simple and one can even create them on their own. It’s important to know how to make your own wedding invitations since this is the first notification that your guests will get about the upcoming wedding.
When you decide to make your own wedding invitations, there are some things you need to consider. The first thing you need to do is to prepare all the necessary materials such as wedding stationery, envelopes, writing pads, templates, glue sticks, and stamps. At this point it would be advisable for you to call your friends and family to help you make the cards. It would be best if you could prepare the cards at home then have your friends or family members deliver the cards to the guests at the destination wedding. If you cannot afford to do both, I suggest you to purchase a package of pre-printed wedding invitations from a stationer. These pre-printed cards will serve as an example for the guests who are planning to get married.
After you have received the approval from the wedding stationery shop, it’s time to design the cards. In designing the wedding invitations, try to keep the lines and font simple. Try to stick with the classic style that is usually designed by the bride. Try not to add too much color to the cards because the reception venue is usually lively. You should be able to keep your reception venue’s mood lighthearted and fun.
Next thing you have to consider is what you’re going to do with the inner envelope. Most couples use inner envelopes for the thank you notes they send to their guests after the ceremony. Some couples also use inner envelopes to insert the gift that they want to give to the couples’ sponsors. There are a lot of things you can do with the inner envelope to customize it.
Most couples prefer to place the wedding invitations inside the outer envelope. This means they can easily insert them without having to worry about inserting the thank you note and the wedding invitations inside the card. However, this is not a good idea if the venue has a formal dress code. It would be very tacky if your invitation says “John Doe and Mary Smith request your presence” but you’ve placed your card inside an envelope with a Formal Invitation written on it. It would look tacky and rude. Also, it will not look professional if your guests are waiting for the bride and are expected to find formal invitations inside the card.
The last step is to place the wedding invitations on the table. After the guests have been informed, it is time to let guests know where they are going. You can also announce the location through your wedding invitation etiquette. It is always a good idea to let guests know about the location because it will make the guests have a sense of participation.