Your wedding invitations provide your guests with the first glimpse into your special day.
As such, it’s important that your invites are in keeping with your overall wedding theme, reflecting the style, colours and formality of the occasion.
Traditional wording can be used, or you can use inspirational wording or write your own.
If you’re at a loss as to where to start, follow Bride Tasmania’s simple tips.
Look for inspiration
Visit stationery stores and trawl websites for ideas and to identify what colours and styles you like.
Here are some of Bride Tasmania’s top stationery picks – click here.
Create a list
Make a list of friends and family to send invitations to. Remember to count each couple or family as one invitation so that you don’t over order.
Choose your font
Remember, a simple font allows you to put more wording on your invitation. The calligraphy-type fonts really only look good in larger type-sizes. If you have your heart set on a particular font, consider using a combination of fonts, with your names in a larger, more elaborate font and the rest of the text in a simpler, smaller font.
Factor in printing time
Remember that it takes time to print the invitations (sometimes as little as two to three weeks, although it may take up to six weeks) and it will take you an additional week or two to address the envelopes.
Have at least two other people read the proofs from the designer or printer. Don’t count on yourself to be the only proofreader, as you probably have memorised some of the information and may skip over a typo.
Thank you notes
Buy your thank you notes at the same time as your invitations. It’s likely you will receive a discount on buying in a larger quantity (invites plus thank you notes) and ensures that there is no variation in the paper stock or font colours.