Save-the-Date cards typically express the personality of the bride and groom. They can be fun, whimsical and unique. However, when it comes to the wedding invitations, the invitation will be the first taste for guests to get an idea of the wedding theme and style. Will the wedding be rustic, modern, classy or casual? Wedding invitations should express the overall theme of the upcoming event.
The Formal Bride
A formal event is capped with an elegant gown and black & white tuxedos. If you want to express the same feel into the wedding invitation, don’t hold back and spend freely.
- Die Cutting
- Super thick cotton paper
- Calligraphy (hire a calligrapher or purchase a calligraphic font)
- Engraving or metallic foil stamping
The Rustic Bride
Give guests the impression in the desired degree of country and western style of wedding.
- Hand-drawn illustrations
- Consider a mixed font style like an old west poster
The Outdoorsy Bride
A wedding that encompasses the outdoors, like at a mouton lake, should also be ported in the wedding invitations.
- Think letterpress (inked raised surface)
- Faux bois paper (adds texture to the invitation)
- Bring the outdoors inside the invitation like a feather, pressed dried flower, and recycled paper.
The Offbeat Bride
Many brides fight status quo and take the road less traveled when planning their weddings. If this is yo, we have a few suggestions.
- Use unusual envelopes. Envelopes can vary in shape and color. (We used painted tubes).
- Use envelope wrappers such as twine, cord or specialty ribbon.
- Consider modern hand-lettering
- Create a custom stamp for the backside
- High-tech RSVP through specifically event created email, text, wedding website or social site.
Wedding Invitation Trends
- A romantic feel with floral
- Hand-writtern fonts
- Vintage inspired themes
- Personal graphics that include the bridal couple’s caricatures.
- Line art illustrations
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