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While browsing, personalising and ordering your wedding invitations & other wedding stationery may seem like a daunting task, planning ahead and setting out a clear timeline and budget will help you breeze through the process with minimum hassle. With such a range of colours, themes and paper types to choose from, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all the wedding invitation designs available. Keep things simple with this quick guide highlighting key points to  keep in mind when choosing and personalising your wedding invitations.

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Choosing a Theme for Your Wedding Invitations

Before you get down to ordering your wedding invitations, it’s best to sit down with your fiancee and decide on an overall theme or colour palette for your wedding. This can be anything from subtle wedding styles such as classic vintage to more unusual offbeat wedding themes inspired by your favorite cartoon characters or your other interests as a couple such as Rock n’ Roll music or a Gothic wedding theme.Once you have decided on a suitable theme. you can then easily  translate this onto your invitation design for instance by using geometric shapes, lavish brooches and metallic gold to create opulent Great Gatsby wedding  invitations for a wedding theme based on the classic novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald.

Experiment with Different Shapes and Sizes

While traditional wedding invitations are usually square or rectangular shaped, couples after something different are now channeling their creativity into experimenting with unusual shapes such as circular wedding invites, star shaped wedding stationery or even scalloped invitation designs. It’s important to keep in mind that while it may be fun to try out different shapes, you will need to choose a shape that will fit into standard envelope sizes and unusual shaped wedding invites may result in a higher postage charge too.

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Are Your Wedding Invitations Easy to Read?

Whether you’re  just adding a few personal touches to generic wedding invitations or working with a wedding stationery company to create a customized wedding invitation, it’s important to follow the simple rule of keeping things simple for the wedding invitation design.

Avoid overcrowding your card by  including only key details such as the date, time, location and dress code, while reserving other information like directions, gift registry details etc for separate enclosure cards.Following this simple strategy will ensure the wording on your wedding invitations is easy to read, while also adding an overall look of elegance to your invitation card.

The general rule of thumb to ensure good readability is to avoid using light inks on light backgrounds and ensure the background used for your wedding invitation is a contrasting color that clearly highlights the wording. Avoid using hard-to-read fonts too like complex scripted fonts and use proper font spacing to make it easy on the eye.

Proof Your Wedding Invitations

This is an important part of purchasing your wedding invitations and you should ideally triple-check the proof your stationer sends you and then ask your partner, grammar-savy bridesmaids, friends and others to take a  look too- you’d be surprised at what a fresh set of eyes can spot! Don’t be in a hurry to approve the invitation proof, instead leisurely glance through it several times to look for any new errors.

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Nicole Williams is a passionate blogger who loves digging into the nitty gritty details of wedding planning and simplifying it for brides. Intrigued by unique wedding stationery, she regularly blogs on this topic for DreamDay Wedding Invitations

Untitled-1There is no doubt that Internet has literally affected almost every aspect of human life. In case of wedding, it has totally changed the way the big event is planned. As a result, the classic wedding announcements are now taking up a modern look, as the couples are keen to research online about the latest designs and wordings on the invitation cards. The hype and craze for Internet is such that many have set up their own blogs to share their progress on wedding plans, and that several of them have a site along with their e-mail addresses for upcoming weddings in their families. Therefore, it is not surprising to have couples sending electronic invitations instead of printed cards. However, the question is whether this modern means of sending invitations can be effective for you or not. Let’s find this out by going through the pros and cons of sending electronic invitations.

Pros of Electronic Invitations

One of the biggest advantages of using an electronic medium for sending a wedding invitation is reduced cost. It is known to all that formal invitations been printed in a professional way is usually expensive. In addition, you also pay for posting them. However, in case of an electronic medium, this is not the case. You just have to choose a design online that you can just send by an e-mail. This means there is no design, printing, or posting cost involved. Therefore, if you are looking for affordable ideas as per your wedding budget, electronic invitations are ideal for you.

Another benefit that you tend to enjoy is multimedia. With electronic invitations, there is no limit to the different ways you can include to convey what you desire. You have text, images, animation, sounds, or a recorded video message to be included in the invitation for your guests. Instead of e-mailing the invitation, you can simply post it on a social networking site for your guest group.

Electronic means no paper, which means you will be saving trees for the well being of your environment. Therefore, electronic version is an eco-friendly one. There is no doubt that going green is now becoming a trend in today’s weddings.

Cons of Wedding Invitations

With an electronic version, the biggest con is the least chance of a reply. Although most people check their mails on regular basis due to which it may seem easier to get an electronic reply, it has been found that more replies are sent through posts. This is surprising to know despite of single-click reply. It may be because guests may perceive an electronic invitation as less formal or because the invitation is viewed once and easily forgotten.

The other limitation is that there is a considerable risk to lose the invitation. It may happen that an e-mail address may be out of date, Inbox may be full, the e-mail may be treated as SPAM, and the e-mail can get directed to the junk folder. Therefore, just like posts, e-mails are also not 100% reliable, especially if your e-mail address is not known by that of the guest.

Bio:  Michelle Arnott is a student of event management course. She wishes to be a wedding planner in near future. This is the reason why she has already started with an in-depth research about wedding-related topics. Right now, she is concentrating more on modern versus classic wedding announcements so that she can incorporate the latest means of invitations. Michelle also plans to offer affordable planning services to couples of low and medium budgets. Apart from a student, Michelle is also a blogger who loves to write on different topics related to health, education, travel, and beauty. She loves to travel and find out different unique venues for wedding.