Invitations for a wedding – we make the right choice
Recently, not all couples in love bind themselves by marriage with all pomposity and grandiosity, as it was before: they went to the registrar’s office, got a marriage certificate and at this the whole celebration ends.
But, nevertheless, in most newlyweds they still try to celebrate the constellation, as expected, with a magnificent holiday and a myriad of compulsory traditions, one of which is the production and sending of invitations.
You choose the decoration yourself
If you still decided to celebrate the wedding according to all the rules, then such an important moment can not be ignored, because, in fact, with this, the entire preparation should begin, not only the newlyweds themselves, but also the guests!
Beautiful, and tremblingly executed, invitations, in fact, are the “face” of your future celebrations, the original and colorful specimens will surely be kept by your guests for many years, as a reminder of the bright day of your marriage.
If you want the invited guests to appreciate your special attitude towards them and respect, it is necessary to make sure that your wedding invitations look unusual, stylish and unique.
Of course, for such copies, you can go straight to the wedding salon or the printing house, where you will be offered a variety of options, but there is another way – to make an invitation to the wedding with your own hands. Of course, you have to spend time, energy and energy, but it’s worth it! It is especially fascinating to deal with such a thing together with the groom or girlfriends – and faster and more fun!
What are the invitation and what to choose for yourself?
Today, there is a huge variety of very diverse and unusual ideas, how to arrange invitations to a wedding, not surprisingly and get lost in such a sea of beauty and celebration.
The very first and foremost thing you should pay attention to when choosing cards is their color and style, which will fully correspond to the theme and decor of your future wedding, in fact, they will become a kind of eloquent “prelude” to your celebration.
If you plan to hold a themed wedding, for example, in the style of the Hawaiian party, in the style of the 60’s or in the rustic style, then the invitation cards should be decorated in their style.
There are a lot of options
Now the most unusual and very original celebrations are in fashion: wedding on bicycles, a wedding in the style of a medieval ball, or in the national traditions of other countries, do not forget that your invitations should fit into the concept invented by you, and it’s easier and cheaper to make them yourself.
So, the possible types of wedding invitations
- Classic – you can buy them in any specialty store or make by yourself. Usually they are made of colored or white cardboard, on which decorative elements, for example, tapes, laces, pebbles and beads, color images, in general, everything that comes to mind for the newlyweds themselves, are glued on. The cardboard is folded in two, and inside it is pasted the printed text or written the text of the invitation by hand, which, in the age of computerization, very touching and original. As a matter of fact, it is difficult nothing, it is necessary to recollect lessons of works where we were forced diligently to glue various elements to the general sheet of a paper.
- Invitations in the envelope. Here there are two possible options: in the first case, you buy individual blank envelopes, inside of which is put a sheet with the text of the invitation. The envelope itself can be decorated again, with the help of tapes, appliqués or any other decorative elements. Another option: the text of the invitation is printed directly on the envelope, for reading it opens into a whole sheet of paper. This method is harder to do on your own, but if you have a color printer and little skills for folding paper into figures, you can try and get out of here on your own.
- Invitation scrolls. Another, very creative and even, we can say, fabulous way to invite your guests to a wedding. By the way, this option is great for thematic weddings in medieval or fairy-tale style, the main thing is to follow the basic stylistics everywhere. The most difficult will be to buy a suitable paper, because, it is desirable that it had the effect of antiquity or, on the contrary, it was decorated with intricate monograms, unusual laces. When creating such invitations, there are also two options: print or write in a beautiful font the text of the invitation on a sheet of paper, roll it up into a tube and secure with an original ribbon or special ring. There is another way: the scroll with the text is embedded in the wedding tube. In truth, these tubes are difficult to make by their own hands, so it is better to buy them in salons or make to order.
- There is another, very modern way, to invite your guests to a wedding. For this you will not need anything except a computer and the Internet: on the expanses of the network there is a huge number of possible wedding invitation templates, there are even special websites where you can create interesting electronic invitations in few clicks. Inexpensive and interesting, it is true, it should be remembered that such a method is more suitable for young people, but people of age still need to send traditional invitations, they will understand and appreciate it much more.
- Invitations in the form of souvenirs. There is another original way to invite your friends to a celebration – send them invitations, combined with a small presentation. Usually for this purpose, buy small gift boxes, inside the lid or directly on it write the text of the invitation, and inside put a surprise – sweets, live soap, a small souvenir or a small flower. Such invitations are more reminiscent of wedding bonbonniere, but, be sure, your guests will appreciate your diligence and originality.
- Use your sense of humor! Funny and original cards are not always curlicues, if you are not afraid to laugh and be ridiculous, you can decorate your congratulations with your cartoons or non-standard photos with your images. Do not forget to revive the text, instead of standard phrases add something of your own, sweet and unique.
- Video invitation. There is also this method: remove a small pre-wedding clip, it can contain the history of your acquaintance, pieces of preparation for the wedding or some romantic moments. The wedding is usually invited to the videographer, so you can and will assess its abilities in advance. This video, you yourself will, with great pleasure, review after the wedding and show your children.
What to write and when to hand over?
It is necessary to present wedding invitations in advance, preferably for a month and a half, so that your guests can prepare for the holiday, arrange work on a weekend or buy tickets if someone lives in another city.
Masterpieces with your own hands
The text of the invitation should not be too extensive, it is not a poem, but only an easy reminder of the date of a significant day for you: indicate to whom you are addressing, what event you are describing, the date and place of the event, and separately for painting and separately for the celebration of the banquet .