Tips and tricks for creating black tie wedding invitations

by | Stationery Wisdom, Wisdom


Erin of The Rustic At Heart
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A black tie affair should be introduced to your guests with an invitation that epitomises what your wedding day will be. Creating an invitation that is formal and elegant starts with choosing a luxurious material to use as your base and adding a design that is simple yet elegant.

We like to limit font selection to one to two fonts on a formal black tie invitation and highlight the guest names and/or venue in an elegant scripted font. Using capital letters for the main body of information and event details gives a more mature, formal feel to the invitation.

Limit the use of imagery and fine detail or add a simple monogram to the invitation if desired. Black white and gold are popular choices for a black tie stationery suite and set the scene for a formal affair that is to be elegant and refined.

We recommend our clear acrylic stationery range with black or gold text and the addition of some fine gold twine. Using a black or white envelope can dramatically change the look of an invitation and create sophistication.

Ms Zigzag says: I agree that the invitation sets the tone for the event to come. These four examples shared by The Rustic at Heart definitely scream black tie wedding sophistication- stunning! 

About the author The Rustic at Heart: After our wedding and having spent some time experimenting with wooden wedding decorations and etching we decided to continue our new passion and form The Rustic at Heart. We specialise in timber etched wedding and event stationery but the sky is the limit. After the birth of our daughter we expanded into our ‘Nursery Project’, producing special items for little ones.


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