I love to get mail (seriously- who doesn’t?)!! When I get a wedding invitation, I put it up on my fridge so I can see it everyday. Odds are, your guests will too! The wedding invitation is your guest’s first impression of your upcoming nuptials. It tells them more than just the date. It tells them the formality, the colors, and also the style. I like to think of the invitation as setting the tone for the day. It will be something your photographer photographs along with the rest of your details, so it carries over into your wedding day too.
I want to share a couple of easy tips for choosing your wedding invites! Sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose with all the options out there so I hope this will help narrow down your search!
Define your style or theme
You can see in the first photo above that each invitation suite is very different in style. Consider your venue, the time of day, the season, and how formal it will be. Does your wedding have a theme? A great example of this is the black art deco wedding invite below. The fonts you choose, and even the shape of the invite will contribute to communicating the overall style of your day. There are so many fun ways to show your wedding’s style. Letterpress and metallic foil are some fun options!
Remember, all your details (including your flowers) will likely be photographed together so be sure to have a clear vision of your wedding colors as you design and pick your invite. If your wedding has an accent color, a fun way to include that can be a colored envelope, or a colored wax seal.
Don’t forget about your day-of paper goods! If you have ideas in mind for your menu, place cards, program, or signs, those should match and compliment your formal invitation. Lots of times, companies make it super easy by including the wedding day program and menu in the style suite. Here’s an example of a design that has a matching table number card in the same style.
When you have your wedding style, colors and vision for your day in mind, choosing your invitation suite isn’t quite as hard! I hope this helps!
Photography // Joy Michelle Photography
Invitation suites pictured // Minted