The style of the wedding invitation you send to your guests sets the tone for the wedding day. As such, you don’t want to make invitations with something that doesn’t represent your style. Finding something unique can be an intimidating affair, especially if your creative juices are not flowing. Luckily, this write-up serves to guide you in the right direction.
If you’re open to surprising your guests with something extraordinary, there are endless ways to do so. The idea here is to come up with an invitation that is more personal than traditional. It’s possible to customize every detail of the invitation package. There’s a lot more than just choosing the printing paper and decorating the envelopes.
Here are some ideas to get you rolling.
CREATIVE EDGING WITH PUNCHES
You can make your invitation cards more appealing by enhancing their design. Consider making fancy corners or edges using a stamp cutter or an impressive punch. These tools come in various sizes and designs, and you can get them from online or local craft stores.
The stamps are easy to use, and if you give yourself enough time, a good table, and steady hands, you’ll be on a roll. Avoid carrying out the project when you’re tired of occupied with other things.
Calligraphy may seem outdated, but since history repeats itself, why not give it a try? However, if you want to impact the quality of your invitations, approach the art with some perfection. You can check out some of the DIY tutorials online to up your game. Use your newly acquired skills to write the invites or the addresses on the envelope.
An easy way to come up with beautiful invitation cards is to recreate those you see on Pinterest. The idea is to create simple wedding invites using watercolor paper to print them. Finish them with a beautiful watercolor for a luxurious and high-end artistic effect. For the best results, avoid overdoing the watercolor lest you spoil the paper.
CONSIDER COLOR BLOCKING
Forget about the traditional white and black invitations. Why not go for a style with a color block? A sunny disposition is a sure way to warm the heart regardless of the wedding theme. Work with a warm color palette with sunshine hues to enhance the block style.
MIX LINEN WITH LEATHER
There’s a great desire for every couple to match their wedding invitations with the wedding party’s theme. Linen and letter-pressed invitations can bring out the elegance in a unique way. Tearing the edges subtly can also bring out some vintage romance.
Has the thought of acrylic art ever crossed your mind? If not, this is the perfect chance to experiment with it. Here, you print your wedding invitation details on a clear piece of acrylic. This is a unique piece of art that your guests won’t forget in a long time to come. They can even display the invitation on their walls before the wedding day comes.
Another creative idea is to send a fully illustrated mini-book. Here, you capture as many details as possible or include graphics to make it more attractive. The idea of the front of the mini-book should be such that it grabs the attention of the recipient and the contents get them excited.
What if you put your invitations on save the date magnets by MagnetStreet? You can have the invitation message printed on paper and enclosed in magnetic cases. Alternatively, if your budget allows, the details can be imprinted directly on the magnetic case. There are so many ways you can experiment with the designs. They can come as standard postcards, rounded cards, bracket cards, or as envelop cases.
Personalization ideas are in plenty. However, if you feel stuck and can’t seem to pick something suitable, use professional wedding invitation designers’ help.
SEAL IT WITH WAX
Nothing spells sophistication more than a wax seal on the wedding invitation envelope. You can pick waxing envelopes from online craft stores like Etsy. Before you pick them, though, ensure it’s what you want. It would help if you also practiced enough before you embark on waxing them. Too much wax will create a mess, and you won’t like the outcome.
TIE WITH TWINE AND TAGS
If you intend to have a rustic wedding theme, this is the perfect idea for your wedding invitation cards. Adding some twine to your invitations will give it some personalized touch. Just like a ribbon, it serves the purpose of holding all the elements in the envelope together.
GET A PERSONALIZED STAMP
Personalized stamps are the in-thing right now. They’re not only ideal for wedding invitation cards but can be used in a variety of other projects. In this case, however, you want to find creative ways to use the stamps on the wedding invite. Alternatively, you can use them to add a returning address at the back of the envelopes.
If you’re a laid back couple, your invitation cards should reflect that. The days of formal wedding cards are long gone, and people can experiment with whatever makes them happy. Consider having a card with a list of the day’s activities, comically listed.
A chinoiserie wedding invitation theme is a European interpretation of Chinese motifs. It comes with a teal and aqua color combination, and soft hints of pink. It illustrates bas relief birds and cherry blossoms. You can toy around with this idea regardless of the colors of your wedding theme.
A fun alternative to the traditional wedding invitation suite is the illustrated fold-out. The fanciful design of this invitation features the couple alongside the beautiful backdrop of the wedding venue. The invitation has four panels that have the wedding’s details, with the fourth one being perforated. Guests can tear off this part and send their RSVP.
USE A RUSTIC PALETTE
For an elegant look of your wedding invites, consider using a violet and copper palette. The combination is rustic and elegant, especially if you combine it with silk ribbons and seals. You can further enhance the outlook and appearance using calligraphy art and decking the edges for an attractive finish. This will make the envelopes stand out from what’s on the market.
CARVE ON WOOD
Are you having a bohemian wedding? You can do better than most people with your wedding invites. Consider going the wooden way and have your details crafted on wood. A simple idea is to have an envelope stamped with a fern print to seal the deal.
Another Boho idea is wedding invites with some desert glam. Here, you’ll incorporate a feather motif, a dream catcher, and a desert landscape for a free-spirited invitation suite. There’s a lot you can do with a combination of some little inspiration and a creative mind.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING WEDDING INVITATIONS
You now have a list of ideas to work with while designing your wedding invitations. One downside is that they can’t all make it to your wedding. You have to settle for one that best suits your situation and style. What factors should you consider when making this essential decision?
Don’t wait until the last minute to pick a unique idea for our wedding invites. The earlier you pick one, the better for you as you’ll have ample to work around it. You can tweak it in many styles until it gives you the desired outcome.
DEFINE YOUR WEDDING STYLE
It’ll be easier to create your wedding invites based on a wedding theme than the other way round. Alongside the guest list, date, and location, you need to be specific about the wedding style. The style of your wedding ranges from classic and elegant to glam and modern and casual and relaxed.
EXPERIMENT WITH SHAPE AND SIZE
The standard size for a wedding card paper is 4.5″ by 6.25,” and the shape is rectangular. You don’t have to stick to this if you’re open to trying out more playful vibes. Square, scalloped, and circular invitations are becoming common, and this means that you can also veer away from the standard envelopes.
This is the most crucial part while choosing unique designs. Your invitations will serve no purpose if they’re decorated with all the calligraphy in the world but aren’t legible. The information on the card is the whole point of sending it, not the pomp and color. As a tip, avoid light ink on light backgrounds or dark on dark.
Yellow and pastels, for example, are tough-to-read colors. You, therefore, must carefully contrast the background to ensure the text pops out.
A lot is involved in preparing a wedding, much of which takes up your time. However, if you forget to invite guests, you might as well not have a wedding. They form an essential component of your day, and it’s only fair that the invitation reflects this. Instead of settling for the traditional wedding cards, go out there and experiment with designs, themes, colors, shapes, and styles.