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Friday, November 13, 2009

How to Choose the Right Invitations

Before guests see your dress and reception space, they see your invitation. So invitations are your chance to give guests a sneak peak of the wedding you are planning.

In addition to increasing your choices, handmade invitations signal the care and thought behind your wedding. Here are some other things to consider as you are deciding on invitations.

Wedding style and colors? One useful thing about handmade invitations is that you can usually customize the design to match your wedding colors. That frees you up to focus on style and other things. Consider the tone and your personal design sense. Are you creating a super modern, vintage or casual and fun wedding day? Choose a wedding invitation style to match. {Handmade by}

Lots of enclosures? Destination weddings and weddings with many out of town guests often have lots of enclosures: response, direction, accommodation and reception cards. Pocketfolders, boxes, ribbon ties and self-contained booklets are great ways to keep everything together. Invitation designs in Etsy can often be customized for the look you want. {Handmade by}

Unified look? You can think of your invitation (and even save the date) as the start of your wedding style. So if a unified look is important to you, consider re-using elements like a monogram or a motif on your reception stationery as well (placecards, table numbers, menus, etc). Or have your invitation designer create the rest of your reception pieces. {Handmade by}

Are you making a statement? There’s so much diversity in invitations these days, that your choice can be a true reflection of you. Do you want an eco-friendly wedding? Luxe? Unique? Un-wedding? Whatever you want your wedding to say about you, look for invitation details, styles or production methods to help you say it. {Handmade by}

Is there a theme? You can develop a theme from something you love, a time period, your cultural heritage or where you are getting married. Whether it be beach, travel, winter wonderland or something else, there’s probably a handmade invitation design to help you celebrate it. {Handmade by}

For more inviting invitations, browse the Etsy Wedding Team designers on the left.


vallejoj said...

Wow! These invites are all beautiful. Great post! I love BG Designs' pocketfold.

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