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Wedding Planning Wednesday: Invitations

Wedding Planning Wednesday: Invitations

I like many brides-to-be believed that selecting my wedding card would be one of the easier things to complete on my list of things to do in preparation for the wedding of my dreams.  Unfortunately I quickly learned that this was not the case.  As I began to browse the numerous vendors and websites I realized just how important the perfect invitation is and how difficult it is to actually select.

Your wedding invitation will set the tone for your entire wedding.  It will tell your guests how formal or casual your wedding will be, really giving them a sneak peek into your big day. It is customary in a formal wedding invitation to spell out everything, including the date and time of the wedding. For example, the invite should read Five o’clock in the evening not 5:00 p.m. You invite can be worded and arranged in countless ways to reflect the style of the occasion and the changing times.

Also be sure that your wedding invitations provide your guests with the information they will need. Include names of wedding hosts, names of bride and groom, day of the week, date, time, address of the ceremony and/or reception, and RSVP information.

There are thousands of different styles, colors, paper types and ink that you can select for your invitations. All insert cards should match the colors and themes of your primary card. It’s also fun to match your menu and thank you cards. You can have your envelopes addressed to match your invitation ink color and font style.  When you make your guest list, enter it alphabetically and number each entry.  Place a number on the back of the response card that corresponds with the same number on the guest list. This way if your guest forgets to write their name on the response card you can just refer to your guest list and see who that card belongs to!

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The last 5 images are from an amazing local design company called Zoya Couture!

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