Tips on invitations
If you are planning to design your own invitations, consider the
following advice from the staff at art stores:
- Have some sense of what your wedding theme and colors are before
you go to a store. Upon entering you'll be inundated with choices,
so knowing what you are looking for will ward off confusion. If
possible, bring in swatches of your wedding colors.
- Consider how involved you want to be in the invitation's creation.
Do you want to use a picture you've painted? Do you want to hand-glue
special ornaments to each invitation? Does your budget require that
you laser print your invitations, or will you bring them to printing
press? Tell this to the salesperson, who might give you ideas for
colors and papers, or printing techniques that might work best for
- Think about the amount of time and patience you have to devote
to making your invitations. Those couples with eight months until
the special day have more flexibility, and less presure, than those
marrying in three. If you have no experience with crafts, factor
in time for the learning curve.
- If you are using a calligrapher, have an idea of the wording
you want to use. Does your invitation need to be in two languages?
Do you have a favorite poem or quotation you wish to include? The
text will affect the design.
- If you are working with a calligrapher, allow for at least one
month to get the job done, especially in the peak wedding seasons
of spring and summer.