Sending out your wedding invitations or save-the-dates is the first look many of your invited guests will have into your “big day,” so you want to do everything to make them sparkle like your engagement ring. Not certain where to start? Here are a few small things to consider that will make a huge impact on your wedding stationary.
Your pre-invitation notice, also known as “save-the-dates,” ought to go out 8 to 10 months before the wedding date to give your guests adequate time to block out their time on their calendars. Depending on how extravagant you would like to make them, the turnaround time can vary from a couple of days to half a month to print them. Requesting all of your printing needs from one supplier can save you time, money, and make the whole process a lot simpler for you. A good rule to follow will be to start exploring design ideas and sourcing companies to design your exclusive wedding cards around 9 to 11 months before the wedding. Arrange to send your invitations with the final details of time and location around 8 to 10 weeks before the wedding.
Work With Your Colors
When picking a design for your wedding invitations, it is important to consider your wedding colors as well. You might need to incorporate your theme into your design, and after your invitations are sent out, repeat the main aspects of the design all through the remainder of your wedding stationery (like the name cards, menus, and service programs) for a strong, uniform look. While a lighter, neutral color such as ivory, cream, or white card stock combined with a dark or gold text style is a mainstay for formal wedding invitations, you can choose to illuminate your design with metallic textual styles, paper stock, and envelopes.
Choose Invitations That Reflect Your Wedding Style
Alongside posting the venue location, date, and time of day, the style of your greeting gives clues to the convention of your wedding. Give a good amount of thought to the kind of occasion you are hosting — exquisitely formal, easygoing and casual, or extravagant and decadent — before you start looking for stationery. You definitely want to pick a greeting style that hits a similar note to your wedding theme and decor. If you need inspiration, consider perusing wedding magazines and even other couples’ wedding websites to get ideas for your exclusive wedding cards and pass them along to your designer.
Your wedding invitations and other stationery should reflect the love and style that will be on display during your special day. For elegant and alluring designs that stand the test of time, contact Regal Cards at www.regalcards.com for the perfect start to your wedding celebration.