Wedding Invitations are an expression of your personality! Design an invitation that represents your personal style. This is the first time your guests will know the theme and tone of your wedding, make it a great first impression.
There are a variety of styles to choose from, such as: traditional, casual, themed and custom made. Get creative by mixing up different textures, fonts, colors, inks and calligraphy to create a look that is all your own.
Are you thinking about doing your own invitations? DIY projects usually seem simple and less expensive at first! Consider all your options before taking on such a huge project! There are many talented invitation specialists who can create a one of a kind invitation for you. They also have the ability to coordinate your invitation with other stationary items like, save the dates, ceremony programs, placement cards, thank you notes and wedding announcements.
In addressing your wedding invitations, the outer envelope is usually the more formal and should use the title and full name of the invitee, where the inside is just the first name of the guests. If the couple is not married but are living together, use both full names on the outside envelope. For an individual you put their formal name & guest on the outside of the envelope.
If you are planning and adult only reception or inviting children of a certain age make sure you indicate that clearly on the invitation.
Budget & Timeline
Invitations & Favors are about 3-4% of your overall budget. It is best to begin select Invitations 6-9 months prior to your wedding and Favors 3-6 months prior.
Helpful questions to ask:
- How long do invitations take to print?
- Is postage included?
- What are custom invitations?
- What other services to you offer?
- What type of deposit do you require?
- When is my guest list due?
- What is your cancelation policy?
If you have ever been a guest at a wedding, a gift was probably left on the table for you, these gifts are known as Favors. The couple leaves them there for guest to take as a thank you for attending the wedding. There are many unique favor ideas out there, choose favors that will create a lasting memory of your wedding for your guests!
Photo Booths and Instant Photography offer a unique way for guest to have their photo taken for a keepsake of your wedding.
Candy Buffets offer a little something special thru-out the celebration for your guests to nibble on and usually come with little take home bags; so your guests can leave with a tasty treat!
Gifts for your Wedding Party
Wedding Party Gifts are a way to express your gratitude and appreciation to those closely involved with your special day! Gifts are often given to bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, ring bearer, mothers & fathers of the bride and groom. These gifts are personal, so get as sappy or as crazy as you want!