Top tips for wedding invitations

April 25, 2016 · Print This Article

Sending out wedding invitations; choosing bridesmaids, tasting cakes – the run-up to a wedding can be euphoric. Any bride will tell you that planning and pruning for her wedding day is one of the most momentous phases of her life; but it is also one of the most stressful. Taking the stress out of at least one aspect of the frenzied planning and ordering can make this special pre-wedding time that much better. The invitations are one aspect of a wedding where you can really let your hair down without much backlash. Be bold, be daring. Play with size, shape and texture.

The wedding invitations should be the least of your problems. These top-five tips should help.

  1. Decide on a style/theme

Whether you’re into vintage lace, retro chic or modern simplicity, your invitations need to match the overall theme of your wedding.

  1. Get inspired

Create a mood board of fabric swatches, paper samples, colours, prints and images that appeal to you, and that co-ordinate with your theme. This way you can give your invitation designer an idea into the inner workings of your dream wedding – and your mind. Explaining something verbally is not always as effective as giving someone a visual image.

  1. Hand write the address

Using a black and white printed (arial font) sticker to address your envelopes might confuse your guests into thinking you’re sending them a bill; rather take the time to address the envelopes by hand.

  1. Printing costs can vary greatly and are determined by many factors, including paper type; design techniques, for example, embossing; the type of ink you use and extras like printing out a map or adding an envelope liner.
  2. Make sure it’s readable

Don’t get too fancy with the fonts. Your guests need to able to read where and when they have to show up.

A great wedding invitation is hard to find. At Minuteman Press Sandton, we can help you create something magical for your special day.