Guidelines for Choosing Your Wedding Invitations

The invitations that you send out give your guests a prelude to what your wedding will be like. For this reason it is important that you plan your invitations carefully to ensure that they properly send the message that you intended to convey. Finding the right invitations to do this, however, can be a very difficult task. With so many options to choose from it is easy to get lost in all that is available in term of invitations. You are likely to find that there are invitations available in all colors, shapes, styles and textures.

The main purpose of a wedding invitation is to give your guests the details about your wedding. Your wedding invitation should contain the who, what, when and where but not necessarily the why. While it is acceptable to be somewhat creative with your wedding invitations, it is not a good idea to make the invitation so cryptic that the recipient isn’t sure that it is even a wedding invitation. Your invitation should clearly state that you and your significant other are getting married and should give the details of when and where the ceremony and reception will take place. Since this is the intended purpose of the invitation it is imperative that you double check the details for accuracy, have someone else check and double check them and then triple check them yourself. This is so important because if the pertinent information is not correct your guests may miss part or all of your wedding as a result of the confusion.

When choosing your invitations you will have the option of invitations that are very formal and invitations that are more casual. It is important to remember that your invitation is the first indication to your guests of what type of wedding you plan to have. For this reason, it is important that the formality of your wedding invitation reflect the degree of formality that you expect at your wedding. You may like the look of a very casual invitation but if you are planning to have a very formal wedding, this invitation can give your guests the wrong impression and they may not dress appropriately for the wedding. This situation could result in your guests feeling embarrassed so to avoid this potential problem it is a good idea to ensure that the formality of the invitation is an adequate representation of the formality of the wedding.

If you are planning a theme for your wedding, the invitation is one of the first chances you have to convey the theme that you are planning. Those who are planning a Renaissance wedding might choose to select an invitation that is reminiscent of that time period and to use period language on the invitation. You may also wish to include a note that explicitly states the theme so that the guests will be positive that you are planning a theme wedding and didn’t just pick unusual invitation.

Your wedding invitation is your first chance to make a good impression about your wedding. Your guests may begin to make assumptions about your wedding based on the invitation. Perhaps the most important aspect of a wedding invitation is that all of the details be accurate. It is recommended that the wording be checked several times to ensure that all of the details are correct. Next you should take care to ensure that your invitations match the degree of formality that you are planning for your wedding. This will help guests to dress appropriately for the event. Finally, if you are planning a theme wedding your invitations should match this theme and should make your guests aware of the theme as well.


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