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Wedding Invitations - How Do You Want Yours?

Oct 22, 2007
Wedding Invitations are personal and set the tone of ones wedding. Invitations can be simple on inexpensive store brought paper or very elaborate etched pieces of gold. It all depends for the most part on your budget and your personal style and taste.

Wedding Invitations are very personal and intimate. No one publishes a public invitation card for a wedding. One creates a guest list and personally invites the guests to the wedding by means of a wedding invitation. A lot of thought and care is given to carve that list so as not to miss anybody important in our lives to attend our memorable event.

The wedding invitations reflect the tone of the wedding event. The invitation cards can be very expensive or very simple. It all depends on what kind of budget one has and how creative one is. A Wedding invitation unlike other invitations may have several pieces inside one main container for instance it could contain an invitation for a wedding, an invitation for a reception, a response card, details of the ceremony, venues, location maps and sometimes even a dress code.

The most modern form of Wedding Invitation is an Email invitation which is gaining popularity every day, but the basic concept of the invitation, content and design element remain the same. Similar effort is put into email invitations as is put into printed invitations, the electronic version of invitations can be more entertaining, attractive and interactive at the same time. Some innovative minds invite their guests by launching private websites which are only for their guests to see by invitation through email with a password for the private website. The reasoning behind this electronic medium usage is that it has a distinct advantage of a wider reach, in time response online, multiple invites and reminders to the guests which is all very attractive as the guests are not likely to forget even if they want to.

Traditional Wedding Invitations are generally in cotton or linen paper in white engraved in black or pastel ink colors. Many people prefer to have their invitations customized in non standard sizes and variety of materials with elaborate or simple classic tasteful designs. The response cards or RSVP cards are usually enclosed inside the wedding invitations to let the host know if the person will be attending the event or not which makes it easier for the host to manage the ceremony seating and reception menu etc and how best to take care of all attendees at the wedding.

As indicated the Wedding invitations are very personal and the wording plays a major role in the invitation. While the supplier or the publisher of the wedding invitation cards offer literally thousands of designs and a variety of standard content, it is always better to have a customized content that reflects your own personal style although the information presented in all the wedding invitations is pretty standard, it is the manner and the style of the presentation that reflects your personality and style.

Even though the Wedding invitations are printed separately by the bride and the groom in different styles and designs, the content and meaning reflected must be the same. The bride and the groom may choose a theme for their wedding which is indicated in the invitation cards to the guests so that they can participate in accordance with the theme.

Both Bride and the grooms full names are printed on the wedding invitations. Certain rules are followed for instance if you want to send some wedding gifts or wedding favors with the invitations to the prospective guests, it is perfectly acceptable but it is not acceptable but it is not acceptable to indicate your gifts or wedding registry details on the invitations.

Some interesting celebrity wedding invitations included Britney Spears wedding invitations which was reported to be delivered in a bag with a special note to the guests and one of the wedding invitation later appeared on Ebay Auction and reportedly sold for $2150.

Another interesting Wedding invitation was that of an Indian Businessman's daughter in U.K attended by many celebrities from various fields with a 20 page gold edged wedding invitations with hand printed images and details of various functions and venues and the invitation itself was accompanied by an intricately carved silver container weighing almost 5KG.

Wedding invitation is after all a matter of personal taste.
About the Author
Gigi Mill is an online retailer of wedding gifts and gives practical advice on Wedding Favors to brides and couples.
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