Looking through a wedding catalog can be kind of intimidating at times. There are so many wedding invitations to choose from. How can you decide which one will be right for you and your wedding? Take it a step at a time. Use the process of elimination. Once you have decided between tri-fold, bi-fold, single panel, white or ivory, next comes the process of making them personal.
Your wedding invitation is your guest’s first look at your wedding. The invitation tells them what kind of wedding to expect; whether it is black tie formal, casual, or even a themed wedding. Whatever the case may be, one thing that you always want to keep in mind is keeping it personal. Remember personal does not mean untraditional. It just means that you have put some of your style and personality into every part of your special day including the invitation.
There are a few ways to make your invitation personal. First and probably the biggest is the color. Your invitation does not have to be a perfect match to the bridesmaid’s dresses, but you want them to at least compliment each other. Try to keep the invitation in the same color palette as the rest of your wedding.
Another way is use your monogram. A monogram is the first letter of your and your fiancé’s first names and the first letter of his last name, which is your new last name. This is a more traditional way to add a personal touch. Not only can the monogram be printed on the invitation, but you can continue the theme and use it through out the decorations for the wedding and the reception.
You can also use a special design or icon. If there is a design or icon that has special meaning to you, then by all means incorporate that into your wedding invitations. There may be an extra set up fee for using your own design, but if it is what you want, then go for it. You can also use special fonts to add a touch of personality to the wedding invitation.
Another good way is use pictures. Most companies now sell photo wedding invitations of some sort. You can pick a favorite picture and have that printed on your invitation or you can use it to make seals for the outside of the envelope.
Whatever you decide to do just remember that these are the invitations to your wedding - your special day. You can make them as personalized as you choose, but do not go overboard. Keep in mind that no matter how casual your event is going to be, it still has some formal undertones and your invitations should reflect that.