If you have only recently become engaged, then you’re probably in the best mood of your life. And you should be; your marriage ceremony should be one of the best, if not the best of your life. However, to pull off the perfect day, you need great and effective planning. This begins with having the best wedding invitations you can afford! Your cards should be like this wedding invitations that reflect you and your partner’s personality, along with the planned theme or aesthetic of your special day. So, let’s check out how to get the best wedding invitations for your special day.
When it comes to wedding invitations, there are a wide variety of paper options available. Glossy cover? Textured? Matte? Let’s discuss some of the more popular choices.
A glossy cover is a sturdier option (and slightly heavier) and is great for colours. So, if you’re planning on designing wedding invitations full of colours, the glossy cover is your best bet because they will accentuate the vibrancy of the colours. Likewise, if you plan on featuring a lot of imagery, the glossy cover will certainly display those colours in the most effective way. Naturally, the glossy cover might set you back a few extra dollars, however, if you have the budget for it then there’s no problem.
Textured matte stock
Alternatively, if your wedding invitations won’t feature a whole lot of colour, then the textured matte option is your best bet. If you want to focus on more subtle details, like matte patterns engrained into the paper, then go for the textured.
The invitation envelope
The envelope is just as important as the physical card. You don’t just want a boring old white envelope (unless of course it matches your colour scheme). Basically, you want your envelope to complement your wedding invitations, meaning you want the envelope to feature similar colours to your card. If it’s too hard to find a matching envelope, you can always go for a white envelope and print a matching design on it. Obviously, this is a bit more expensive, however, you’re at least getting a complementing envelope.
Announcement and baronial styles
When it comes to wedding invitations, there are two main types of enclosing envelope styles. The first one is the announcement style, which has a square-shaped flap. On the other hand, the baronial style envelope features a pointy shaped flap. There is no real difference between the two (in terms of quality or prestige), it’s simply a matter of preference.
Reply cards and envelopes
The reply card is the way your guests can communicate with you about whether they can come or not. The reply card can be double-sided; however, this is completely up to you. Typically, the reply cards are smaller than your wedding invitations, because the reply card is designed to sit inside your marriage card.
The colour scheme for your reply cards and envelopes doesn’t have to be over the top. In fact, most couples opt for a simple colour scheme (like black and white). You could even go for a solid colour that matches your design, however, this is not essential.
The special insert
The special insert is included with your marriage cards in case you need to include any additional information. Dietary information should be included on the regular card, so this shouldn’t be included on the special insert. For example, you might want to include a special insert to list additional events located near the main event. If you have chosen a destination marriage, then your guests will want to be planning the weekend and may want to know what else is going on around that time.