Diy debut invitation ideas
A inch-byinch rectangular card is the traditional size and shape for wedding invitations. But couples are channeling more playful or modern vibes with circular, scalloped and square invitations.
Don’t forget to consider that veering away from the standard envelope size can increase the postage—bulky or extra-large invites may cost more to send.
Make Certain They’re Legible
As you consider colors and patterns, don’t forget about the text—the information you put on the invitation is the whole point of sending it out in the first put. Your stationer can assist, but, in general, avoid light ink on light backgrounds and dark ink on dark backgrounds.
Yellow and pastels are tough colors to read, so if you’re going with those, make certain the background contrasts enough for the words to pop, or work those colors into the design rather than the text. Also, be wary of hard-to-read fonts love an overly scripted typeface—you don’t desire to sacrifice readability for beautiful letters.
Know Your Colors
Think about your wedding colors too. You may desire to incorporate your hues and a motif (if you own one) into your wedding invitations—and then carry them throughout the relax of your wedding paper (like the escort cards, menus and ceremony programs) for a cohesive glance.
While ivory, cream or white card stock paired with a black or gold font is the classic choice for formal wedding invitations, you can also brighten your invites with colorful or metallic fonts, paper stock, envelopes and liners. Just hold readability in mind when choosing your colors (more on that later).
Define Your Wedding Style
Along with listing the location and time of day, the invitation—and, more specifically, its style—hints to the formality of your wedding.
You should own an thought of the type of event you’re throwing—classic and elegant, casual and relaxed, or glam and modern—before you start shopping for stationery, so you can select an invitation style that hits the same note. Then browse stationers’ websites and others couples’ wedding invitations to gather inspiration so you can give your stationer an thought of what you like.
Choose Your Words Wisely
Learn the rules to wording your invitation.
Traditionally, whoever is hosting is listed first on the invitation. Customarily, you should spell everything out, including the time of the ceremony. On classic wedding invitations, there’s always a request line after the host’s name—something love «so and so request the honor of your presence.» The wording can change as the hosting situation does, so make certain to double-check you’ve added everyone who should be included.
Don’t Crowd the Card
List only the key points on your invitation: ceremony time and location, the hosts, your and your fiancé’s names, the dress code (optional) and RSVP information. Trying to squeeze too much onto the invitation card can make it harder to read and it won’t glance as elegant.
Leave things love directions to your wedding venue and details about postwedding activities for your wedding website and/or print them on separate enclosure cards. One piece of information that doesn’t belong anywhere on your suite: where you’re registered. The only acceptable put to list registry information is on your wedding website.