The time has finally come to spread the word about your upcoming nuptials. Though you’ve likely already had an engagement party, made an announcement, or sent out save the dates, it’s time to get more specific as you invite those closest to you to celebrate this special occasion. The only problem is, you have no idea where to start.
Wedding invitations give your guests a glimpse at what the day will be like. Other than having essential details like the date, time, venue, and menu options, the wedding invites will also provide insight on the color scheme or theme for the day, and the overall vibe (formal, casual, etc.).
With so many details to iron out and so many options to choose from, designing the perfect invitation is much easier when completed online. Below are some tips to help you out.
Choose The Right Site
Several websites are available for couples interested in designing their wedding invitations online. Each service provider, however, has different options. Some sites have predesigned templates; you can add the wording to, order, and have shipped to your home. Other wedding invitation sites enable couples to select the paper type, design, color scheme, and font and upload photographs for a more personal invitation. You may even be able to find sites that will mail the invitations for you. The best site will have a variety of options, save you the most money, and provide the most convenience.
Gather All The Details
Mailing an invitation with missing information creates a lot more work for you while causing confusion for your guests. Though accidents happen, keep a list of all the details right in front of you, so you don’t overlook anything important. You must know things like the venue location, wedding date, ceremony and reception times, menu and bar options, and the date you need a response. You also want to write down any other instructions or rules you need your guests to know (i.e., directions to the venue, dress code, adult only reception, etc.).
Be Mindful of Space, Font, and Wording
Chances are you already have some idea what colors and images you’d like to appear on your wedding invitation. These ideas may be significant in your mind, but the combination laid out on paper may not be to your satisfaction. It also may not read well to your guests. So, as you design your wedding invitations online, pay attention to spacing, the font, and wording.
When deciding the placement of images and wedding details on the invitation, you don’t want to overdo it. Crowding too much on a page makes it hard to read and takes away from the aesthetic appeal. The idea that less is more should apply. Fonts should be legible to a general audience. Also, things of importance should be more prominent than others.
Order Samples In Advance
Viewing things online is a lot different than seeing them in-person. From determining the type, color, and texture of the paper to analyzing a final draft, items can appear different on a screen. The best way to ensure you’ve designed an invitation that you’re proud of is that you order or request samples in advance. Some brands are more than happy to satisfy their customers and mail you some examples of paper types and a few copies of the final draft for your approval. Then, you can make changes as you see fit.
There’s a fair amount of effort that goes into designing the perfect invitations. Completing this task online makes the process simpler. You can select hundreds of sites, gain access to a ton of ideas for inspiration, and, ultimately, put together a fantastic invitation. Just be sure to use the above-discussed suggestions to ensure it turns out just the way you’d hoped.