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Wedding Invitations- Contemporary Style

Mar 6, 2008
So you are planning of getting married and it suddenly dawns on you that a really important aspect of your wedding will be the wedding invitations. Not only will they set the tone of the wedding but they will also reveal clues about both of your personalities.

A couple of the things to keep in mind when choosing your wedding invitation. You basically have the choice to stick with the traditional elegant invitation or go for the modern contemporary wedding invitation. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing the contemporary style

First off you have to decide on a shape when it comes to the contemporary style.There is a great variety to choose from. Unlike the traditional wedding invitations the contemporary ones don't stick to the usual square or rectangular shape; you have far more choices.

One of the more popular shapes would be circles, hearts and flowers just to name a few. You can still go with the rectangular design and don't give up the contemporary aspect of your invitation. You still be able to choose from wedding invitation cards that are bi or even tri fold. To top it off some cards will have pockets for the reception orresponse cards.

No limits on Paper and Ink choices. Unlike it's traditional cousin modern invitations for your wedding will set no limits or boundaries to your imagination when it comes to the color of the paper or the ink you are using. Whereas you would limited in the former to white or ivory on the paper and black as pretty much the only choice for your ink; let you imagination run free for the modern wedding invitation style

Rice paper has become more and more popular lately as the number one choice of contemporary invitation paper. Not only does it look elegant and natural it's also considered environmentally friendly. Colors can range from a subdued pastels to really bright colors. You can also choose the appropriate ink color that will make your invitation stand out.

Vary Your Presentation There are different way you can present your contemporary wedding invitations as well. You can choose to have an artist create cartoon like characters for your invitation or some couple will choose to use there actual pictures. One method that has gained popularity is to have a scroll like invitation created and then have it send it in tubes instead of envelopes.

So now you are all set with your creative ideas for modern wedding invitations. One last things to consider might be the added cost compared to a traditional wedding invitation. On average you will spend an extra $4-$5 per invitation. Initially that might not sound a lot but depending on the size of your wedding party it might add up rather fast.
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