From timing and etiquette to trends and obscure terms (whats exactly hot stamping anyway?), we answer all your questions about your wedding invites.
Before you order your invitations read our practical sum up with tips, trends and terms about your invitations. From the most modern designs till whats exactly on your invitation, we details everything you need to include for your guest to know when, where and what about your special day.
Anatomy of your wedding invitations
This is what goes inside that beautiful envelope that carry your invitation suite.
• Envelope: A fancy scripts addressing your guest shows how much you care.
• Invitation: With the important information about your wedding.
• RSVP Card: So your guest can confirm their assistance, choose their preferred meal or even suggest some songs 😉
• Details Card: Here is where you add all the additional information, like a detailed map, dress code, extra events, or even a QR linking to your wedding website.
• Save the Date: Make sure your favorite people hold their day in their calendar for your event. These cards are sent before your wedding invitations, as soon as you confirm your date and while you work out all the additional details.
Basic Tips about your Invitations
Define the style of your special day
Your Save the Date and invitations are usually the first impression your guests will have about your celebration, so make sure the design tells the vibe. Think about your whole idea for the day and work with us to incorporate those details, colors and fonts, even language tone, that will let your guests know that they will party like never before or have the fanciest night of their lives.
Be mindful of time frames
Timing is everything when dealing with your wedding invites. You want to give your guest enough time so they mark your special day in their calendars, but not so much that it can escape their attention. As a guideline, your Save the Date should be sent like 6 to 8 months before the celebration. Meanwhile, your invitations can be sent 8 to 12 weeks before your special day, and RSVP a couple of weeks before the wedding.
Trends to look for
Lined Envelopes: Be it bold flower decorations or the lyrics of your favorite song the inner lining of your envelopes can the exclamation point of your wedding invitations.
Local Map: For a personalized touch you can work with us to create an illustrated map of the wedding location and how to get there. Tip: More than the direction to the venue or ceremony you can aslo include your favorite points of interest, like your favorite pub or the best sightseeing locations.
Bold Type: Capture the attention of your guests with a good script, ensuring a total AWW moments as soon as your guests open the invitation.
Vellum: Translucent paper works as a great accent to your invitation set. Like a nice wrap to keep everything together or the central material of your wedding invitation, it’s sure to wow your guests.
Hot-Stamping: Hot-Stamping is the process of applying a metallic layer to your invitations by pressing them with heat in order to highlight words or figures. There are a great variety of colors and all of them are amazing. The most modern invitations can use geometric accents to highlight the shapes while the most romantic ones can use golden names for a super delicate touch.
Wax Seals: A personalized wax seal applied directly over the invitation or closing the envelope adds prestige and vintage and elegant tone to any wedding suite.
Interactive Invitations: A personalized interactive invitation is a great way to ensure your guest treasure them forever.
Think Beyond Invitations
Paper obsessed? Fun doesn’t end when you send your invitations. There is a lot more to your wedding day that can be enhanced with an extra AWW touch. Start the day with a super delicate timing. The table numbers, menu, and names of each guest are details that can also give a personal touch to captivate each of your guests. And finally, close that special day with some cute souvenirs or your favorite candy in a customized box with a wholesome or fun little note.