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Wedding Invitations - Make the First Impression the Best

Aug 17, 2007
Are you planning a wedding? If you are, below you will find some great and helpful tips to help you choose the best wedding invitations that your budget will allow you to buy.

First of all, you should realize that wedding invitations could make a huge first impression when it comes to your special day. After all, the very first thing that guests see when they hear about your wedding is the wedding invitation that they are sent. Overall, your wedding invitation should represent the style or theme of your wedding, as well as the personality of you and your fiance.

Times are changing, and the once typical white or ivory wedding invitation cards engraved with dark ink are now being replaced by much more creative invitations with all different kinds of themes. Although traditional invitations are still used for some formal events, this is not always the case.

One of the first ways to determine what the theme of your wedding is should be based on the place where you are going to have it. For instance, if you are getting married on the beach near the ocean, your wedding invitation may be embossed with a seashell or an ocean wave. It could be on pale blue textured paper. The choices are limitless. If you are having a wedding in a garden, your invitations can be brightly embossed with all sorts of colorful flowers. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity and wedding invitations. Keep in mind that you should choose your particular invitations based on the style you want, the formality of your wedding, and the budget that you have to work with.

Once you have put together your guest list, it is a good idea to get in touch with a professional wedding invitation designer. When choosing a designer, it is important to make sure that he or she will not charge you extra money for the first draft (proof) of your invitation. You should also be sure that you know a little bit about invitations before you tell the designer how many you need. For instance, couples can be placed on the same invitation, as well as families with children under sixteen years of age. This will save you from sending out many extra invitations.

While working with a wedding invitation supplier, it is important that you also order envelopes and reply cards to go along with the invitation design. It is actually a wise idea to use the same supplier to purchase your thank you cards, menus, place cards, gift registry cards, and seating plans. This way, everything will match accordingly. It will also save you the time and efforts of trying to find someone else to do it.

The writing on the wedding invitations and other accessories is typically embossed, engraved, or calligraphed in a great variety of lettering, coloring, and styles. However, these three options are typically expensive and can be substituted with something else to fit the budget that you have.
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