With so many wedding stationery inspirations around, it’s sometimes hard to stay focused on what will best suit your style and personality. When selecting your invitations, consider these six questions..
1. What is your wedding invitation budget?
This is important, there are so many options for your invitations and this will help you stay focused. There is no point falling in love with a gorgeous foil press laser cut invitation when your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far.
Consider how much you would like to spend on your invitations and let your supplier know. Often your stationer will be able to offer you a similar style or an alternative way of creating your invitations that achieves a similar look to a design that is just out of your budget’s reach. Don’t be afraid to ask.
2. What are your wedding colours?
Set the mood for your upcoming celebration by reflecting your wedding colours in your invitations. Continue with your chosen colour/s throughout your wedding day stationery to keep a consistent look to your celebration.
3. What is your wedding style?
In other words, decide on the look are you wanting to achieve for your wedding day and follow this through your wedding invitations. Are you looking for elegance? A classical touch? Traditional? Maybe you prefer a minimal look. Consider the location of your celebration and follow your chosen style throughout your wedding stationery and lettering selection.
4. What is your wedding theme?
A few simple touches on your wedding invitations can give a hint of what guests can expect on your special day. A little burlap and lace could suggest a rustic theme, seeded paper might suggest a garden wedding and a little glitter and diamantés lead you to a more of a glitz or glam celebration. Think about your chosen theme and accent accordingly.
5. Do you want ‘special effects’?
Creating your wedding invitations out of more unique materials or using special techniques can take your invitations to the next level. Laser cutting, seeded paper, even printing on leather or velvet can really take your invitations up a notch.
When considering taking your invitations to this level, don’t forget your budget and your theme. Even though you love the idea of a luxurious velvet wedding invitation, it won’t really suit your beach wedding!
6. What information do you need to include?
Do you need to include a map? Or a list of hotels for your guests? Do you have a wedding website you would like to include in your invitations? Consider the amount of information you have as this can affect the size and design of your invitations. You may want a pocket invitation if you have a lot of additional information or just a single card if you only have a small amount of wording detail.
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Following the style of your wedding is an important consideration for stationery; your invitation is the first glimpse your guests will see of your big day, so make a strong statement!
About Little Flamingo Stationery: When your guests receive their invitation, we want them to be as excited about your wedding day as you are! With this philosophy and a crazy love for paper and all things wedding, the Little Flamingo team are continually creating and updating our collection of unique, classic and on-trend invitation designs.