Wedding invitations have evolved into something so personal and unique that you can actually get a feel for the wedding itself just by seeing (and touching) the invitation. Whether you choose parchment, custom engraving or print the invitations yourself, there are dozens of things you can do to spice up your invitations without breaking the bank.
Photos – Consider incorporating your engagement photo into the invitation or save the date to make an impact.
Words – Using your own words, maybe some sort of prose, will add an artistic flair.
Be Creative – Use touches of your culture with color and font.
Sparkle – A little sparkle never hurt anyone, right? A touch of glitter, a rhinestone or iridescent ink is very exciting.
DO NOT add confetti – no one likes opening an envelope with confetti in it.
Consider calligraphy instead of printed address labels, it really makes an impact.
Postage – Using a stamp with a specific theme is a nice idea. Take it a step further by using custom photo stamps for all of your wedding postage. Also making sure you have the correct postage will save a ton of headaches. Can you imagine having 150 invitations returned?
The most important thing to keep in mind when selecting your wedding invitations is that you don’t forget your personal style. Keep the event and location in mind and let that dictate the style of the paper, ink, font and wording. With literally hundreds of choices, it can get very confusing but, don’t despair – there is a style out there just right for you.
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago