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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.


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.


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.


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

Everybody wants a wedding that is unique and stands out. Your wedding invitations will help with this. There are many options to create your own wedding invitations and they do not have to take up a lot of time or money. Here are some ideas to help you with making the run up to your big day special.

Create Photo Invitations

Photo wedding invites have become popular over recent years. They offer the benefit of showing friends and family clearly who is getting married. You may have people who have never met your partner and vice versa, and this gives your guests a sneak peak at who to look out for on the big day.

There are many ways to add photos to your invitations. You could opt for one photo on the front of a booklet style invite or on the front page of a card invitation. It is possible to hire someone to draw a caricature of the two of you instead of using a photograph or use something from an engagement shot.



Create a Storyboard Invite

People will want to know how you met and if there are any funny stories between you. A storyboard invite is a great way to do this and you can add as much or as little information as you would like. You can do this with pictures or just with writing and it will instantly make your invitation stand out from all the rest.

It offers a great starting point for the guests at your wedding; especially those who do not know you personally. It will also give them an understanding of your relationship and any details that you include on the big day, such as your wedding theme or color scheme.

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Offer a Magnet Invitation

Magnets stick on the fridge and are practical. Very few people are using these for their wedding invitations, which makes them unique and personal. It is possible to include a photo on one side with the details on the other or just have the details, depending how much money you have to spend. There is also the benefit of your guests seeing the invite on a regular basis so there is no fear that they will forget the date.

The problem is that these can be relatively expensive. You will need to think about your budget carefully and shop around for quotes. They often need to be professionally made. The other option you have is to buy a range of photo magnets and include the information yourself but they will still be more than other forms of wedding invitations.

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Create Your Own with Arts and Crafts

How about making your own handmade wedding invitations? These instantly add the personal touch since they are made by you and they are one-of-a-kind. If you have children, you could ask them to help you with creating the invitations to help get them involved in your big day. This can get messy but you will have fun at the same time.

The benefit of making your own is that you can add anything that you want. You choose the color of the paper, the style of invitation and whether you add a photo or not. You can add your theme to your invitation if you want or make them professional and traditional. You have completely creative control.

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There are many ideas for unique wedding invitations to make yours stand out. This is the best way to make sure your guest remember about your big day.

Author bio:This guest post was written by Kevin, a wedding consultant. He helps many clients with creating their personalized big day, including making wedding announcements and personalized Wedding Invitations stand out from the crowd.