A wedding invitation and the accompanying suite of products are a prelude to one of the most memorable days of your life. It’s something most brides and grooms would not leave up to chance. So, you want to touch and feel the paper products in your hands before you make a purchase. Minted understands this and we want to make sure that you are able to make the most informed decisions about paper, printing techniques, and colors for your big day. This is why we offer free sample kits so brides can see our rich colors and papers in real life. You can actually request up to ten samples for free, which is about double what most competitors offer.
My husband and I will be celebrating our 40th “Ruby” wedding anniversary in January with a blow-out bash, and we’re as excited as soon-to-be newlyweds. We wanted formal invitations that reflect a winter theme and RED (because, you know, “Ruby”). We were fortunate enough to find Elegant Wedding Invites with the perfect glittery, snowflake effect, but it was advertised in blue. No worries! Within 24 hours, Elegant Wedding Invites was back with me assuring us that the invitation card could be in red. It’s everything we’d hoped for. EWI worked closely with me as we tweaked some things (our changes, not anything they’d done incorrectly) and were very prompt with our proofs. The quality of these invitations is very good, the price is more than fair, and EWI’s response time is immediate. We’re thrilled with their end product!
Most wedding event invitation business can supply a selection of design templates where you simply need to fill in the specific names, dates and areas. Many pairs choose to make their very own, to make the invitation less rigid and extra individualized. If so, below are a couple of guidelines:
Very formal invitations include this information on a separate card. Otherwise, it can be printed on the wedding invitation itself if there is room; if the ceremony and reception are held in the same location, you may print "and afterward at the reception" or "reception immediately following." When the reception is elsewhere, the location goes on a different line.
How should I address my invitations? This can get pretty complex pretty quick! Generally, you address the envelopes to an entire family as one entity. You can list out the individual family members on the RSVP card if you feel clarification is needed. The same goes for couples, they receive one invitation addressed to both. Single people are given a nudge to bring a date by simply adding "plus guest" to the end of their name.
It might sound unpleasant, however it can be done. Various other pairs have chosen to just consist of the names of their birth parents, referencing their existing last names. That functions just as well.
Create your own wedding color theme. With the power to change each piece on the design to one of over one hundred and sixty colors you have the power to build a color theme that is truly individual. Don't settle for an online invitation company that restricts you to three or 4 predefined color themes. Demand more and build your own individual wedding color theme with Basic Invite where your color selections are infinite.
Finish: Your paper finish will affect how you’re able to print and how much ink your invitation will take. Glossy papers take a lot more ink and longer to dry. Linen papers and papers with more texture have a much higher tendency to bleed, and so they won’t work with some at-home printers where you can’t change your ink settings. If you’re not interested in researching finishes because you’re not a weird nerd (like myself) who likes to feel on paper, a matte card stock is an easy, relatively foolproof option that will more than likely work for the printer you’re using.
When your wedding is all about elegance, your wedding invitation should reflect that elegant sense of style. Invitations by Dawn knows all about elegant wedding invitations. Share the news of your upcoming wedding through the beauty of sophisticated monograms, vintage patterns, rich embossing and shimmering foils. Since you’ve chosen a more classic wedding invitation route, you’ll want to browse the other pieces that make up your formal wedding invitation ensemble. The two most important pieces you’ll need are response cards, and reception cards.