Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year and rounds up what’s known as the proposal season (November-February). Not only that but a recent survey by jeweller James Allen revealed that 43% of 1,000 recently married couples think Valentine’s Day is the best time of the year to get engaged. So if you’re a wedding planner or designer (or if you’ve proposed or accepted a proposal yourself) you could be looking at some busy months ahead. And one of the most important tasks is the design and print of those wedding invitations!
How to design wedding invitations
There’s no rule on how to make wedding invitations. It’s completely up to the couple themselves. Some people go for something formal and elegant. Some couples might go retro with art deco styles while others prefer a light-hearted feel. There really are no rules to how to design wedding invitations although the chosen theme should remain consistent across other wedding stationery such as thank you cards, RSVP cards, table plans, menus and the order of service.
What size are wedding invitations?
There’s no standard size for wedding invitations although most people don’t go bigger than A5 (210mm x 148mm) or 1/3 A4 (99mm x 210mm). It depends on how much you want to say and on whether you want to include pics or graphic elements.
What to include on wedding invitations
What to include depends on the chosen theme. Traditional themed wedding invitations might include scripted or serif fonts with a tasteful border or floral design. Some couples might want to include an illustration or even a pic of themselves (which might be romantic or humorous). Others prefer a type-only or minimal design. While there are standard or popular elements there are no hard and fast rules about what to include on wedding invitations.
What to write on wedding invitations?
There a few things you need to include including:
- The names of the happy couple
- The wedding venue (and reception venue if different)
- The date and times of the ceremony, reception and post-reception celebrations
- An RSVP date with contact details
- A space for the name of the person or people being invited
- Dress code
After that, it’s once again up to the couple themselves.
When to send out wedding invitations
Most people send out invitations six to eight weeks before the big day. That gives guests time to arrange their schedules but isn’t so long that something else is likely to come up after they accept.
Need help with your wedding invites?
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