Whether you are planning a traditional wedding or a modern ceremony, your invitation will set the tone for your big day. Learn what to include on your invitation and what type of invitation is best for you.
Weddings have become more than ceremonies and receptions. Often, these events are themed and include activities for guests beyond dinner and dancing. Creating the feel of your wedding in invitation form does not have to be a daunting task. Take into account your theme, venue and your personality as a couple to send off a welcome that will excite and prepare guests for your big day.
Choosing a Wedding Invitation Style
Choosing a wedding invitation can be like assembling the perfect outfit: all parts match and work together to create a smashing, finished look. Identifying the style of wedding you’d like to have will help you to build the foundation in announcement form. You can play by the rules or craft your own unique styles. These tips will help you bring that style into view:
- Look for muted colors such as beige, off white or soft pinks.
- Understated designs with monotone floral, flourish or elegant art make for a classic presentation.
- Include a response card and envelope so guests can easily RSVP. Don’t forget to attach postage.
- Be bold and brave with color and style.
- Seek out chalkboard and highly artistic invitations to highlight your personal style.
- Create a custom response card or include a URL directing guests to your wedding website, email or app and easy RSVP instructions.
What to Include on Your Invitation
It is important to note the basics on your wedding invitation, including the hosts, the venue, date and time, as well as gift registry. If you and your groom are paying for the wedding yourselves, there is no need to include a host. When your hosts, such as divorced parents, sets of parents or friends are hosting, unmarried hosts should be listed on stacked as opposed to single lines like so:
Bob and Jean Smith
For formal weddings it is of the utmost importance to include attire advice. This is a helpful hint that prepares your guests for pomp and circumstance. When the wedding has a theme or requires a casual style of dress, you’ll want to note that as well.
Formal Wedding Attire Advice
Black tie and formal dress encouraged.
Casual or Themed Weddings
Come as you are for the casual celebration of our marriage.
Don your best cowboy boots and hat for our country chic celebration.
Dates and addresses are often spelled out rather than presented in numbers. With many of the modern invitations available today, a more artistic combination of text and number is acceptable. Tickled Pink is here to help you create an unforgettable wedding invitations with a variety of invitation styles and our personalization services.