Adding some style and pizzazz to a selection of wedding invitations is not beyond the reach of couples.
These items can be produced with a first-class finish even when opting for a budget DIY approach that does not involve expensive investment choices.
For men and women alike who have the resources to invest in an extravagant project, then there are professional outlets who will be able to handle this task off their own accord.
However, for others who are looking to create their own card with their own money and in their own time, it is worthwhile taking stock of some key tips that will still deliver a first-class display.
Keep The Message & Content Simple
To really make the message resonate and to draw the eye to the signature items on the card, it is necessary to follow one key rule when designing wedding invitations: keep it simple. The more content, wording, pictures and symbols that are displayed, the more noise that will be produced. This item is not a brochure or report, it is an invitation for a wedding. From the names of the couple to the time, date and location of the event and a means of making an RSVP, any extra details can be considered unnecessary noise.
Embrace Digital Templates
The good news for couples taking the DIY approach with wedding invitations is that there are thousands upon thousands of digital templates waiting to be utilised. Even if these choices are not embraced, it can help to spark a creative idea that can be used for the interior or exterior of the card, or even the envelope. These designs help with formatting to determine the size of the product, what fonts can be utilised, what artwork can be used in a complimentary fashion and other elements that showcases the character and personal style of the couple.
Invest in Quality Envelopes
To add some real class and elegance to proceedings with wedding invitations, couples are best placed investing a few extra dollars in a set of quality envelopes. This serves a couple of key purposes. Firstly it sets itself apart from standard mail which can be thrown into a collection of bills and junk mail – leading to cases where guests throw out their invitation. The second is to set the tone and showcase a degree of prestige that precedes the opening of the card itself. A collection of lovely beige, white or cream envelopes with a spattering of glitter, a light engraving and a string bow will allow the entire product to pop.
Provide a Unique Signature Style
One of the methods that couples use to turn basic wedding invitations into first-class items is not the money that is invested into the exercise, but the ability of the makers to imprint their own style and character onto the materials. This can feature engravings that allow the item to pop, from natural garden tones and glitter to bright textures and tones, it is worthwhile taking the template and applying a unique signature to the item.
Create Proofs as Draft Copies
To ensure that the wedding invitations indeed meet the ‘first-class’ set of criteria, it is worthwhile creating proofs and draft copies that check the essentials. From the spelling and grammar to ensuring that the right recipients have been listed with RSVP details clearly illustrated, the inclusion of any mistakes will undercut the quality of the product.
Couples who give themselves extra time up their sleeve find that DIY wedding invitations can still produce a first-class product. So long as they have developed a blueprint, understand what needs to be said and what style they want to embrace, there is no need to invest big dollars with deluxe outlets. Stick to these principles, buy materials that look the part and bring aboard any friends or family members who want to help with the project.