A wedding invitation or a card is a simple letter asking the recipient to attend the wedding. These invitations are generally mailed out six to eight weeks before the finalized wedding date. So once you are engaged and the dates are planned for the various occasions, the next big step that follows is to decide upon the wedding invitations.
Everything has to be the perfect, including your wedding cards. They are an important part in setting your mood right for your special day.
From invitations that are handcrafted, to the formal ones, cards with raised letters on it, or the ones having engraved styles, there are numerous beautiful wedding invitations available to match the style and theme of your wedding. From the traditional to the contemporary, there are wedding cards to compliment the taste of everyone.
Choosing the right wedding invitation for your guests is not an easy task and can get a run for your money. So if you do not want to work harder on making a choice on that and want to make it simple, you can go for the ready to use wedding invitation that are available in the card stores that are local to you. But this is not the only option. Your wedding cards can be designed to coordinate your wedding theme. So, if you are planning to have a vintage-style wedding, you can definitely have an invitation suiting the mood of the whole celebration.
And if you are bored of seeing those traditionally made cards, do not worry; there are options to give you that funky and modern look that you always desired. Under this category of wedding invitations, you can create your own art by putting the favorite photographs of you and your beloved. This gives a more personal touch to the whole celebration. And if you really want to put some good efforts, you can even purchase some blank cards and then decorate them yourself.
There are many wedding invitations that come with matching envelopes to give them a complete and impeccable look. Invitation cards also include thank you notes. This is necessary to give the wedding card a personal touch.
You can sometimes find calligraphy on the wedding invitations, but this is not the only option. There are also other types of printing that can be beautifully displayed on them. Thermography, engraving, letterpress printing, and, sometimes, blind embossing. Generally double envelopes are used to mail them. The inner envelope has a lining of a matching color to the card and is not gummed. On the other hand, the outer envelope is used as a sealer.
There are numerous parts of a wedding invitation. Besides the invite, you may also find an ensemble of various cards that are for the different occasions to be held on different days. Adding a location map or a direction card is also common.
Now once the layout of your wedding card is prepared, the last thing that follows is to decide upon their numbers, the date, and the mode of their dispatch.