Wedding Planning

5 tips for picking out wedding invites

Choosing wedding invites and stationery can feel overwhelming. Not sure where to start looking, where to order from, you’re wondering how the invitations will look in person? What if you spell something wrong after you’ve had 150 invites printed? STOP!

Here are 5 tips for picking out and designing your wedding invitations and stationery. Keep in mind, at the end of the day, you’re still going to get married no matter what your wedding invitations or stationery look like!

Tip #1: Keep it simple

People just want to know when and where the wedding is. Keep the wedding invitations straightforward, easy to read, and easy to understand. If you put too many details on the wedding invitation, people will be confused and you’ll have your Great Aunt Majorie calling your mother, and then your mother will be calling you to ask you a question that has a simple answer…and the question could have been avoided altogether if you just keep it simple.

Tip #2: Keep it classic

When it comes to picking out design elements for your wedding invitations, keep it classic. When you look back on your day, the invitations will be part of this monumental event, and you don’t want to look back and think, “What was I thinking?”. Stick with classic, timeless designs for wedding invitations and stationery.

Tip #3: Add some personal touches

Making your wedding invitations unique to you and your partner will make you and your wedding guests feel warm and fuzzy. If there are specific symbols or icons that represent you two as a couple or describe you both, maybe include a custom illustration or special greeting along with your invitation. I once had a couple send a healing crystal with every invitation they sent out with a little card explaining what the significance of the crystal was and how the couple wanted their wedding guests to bring the crystal along with them to the wedding and hold onto it forever to remember the special day. It’s the little special touches you’ll look back on and appreciate.

Tip #4: Incorporate your wedding colors

Using hints of colors you are incorporating into your wedding decor and overall vibe will be a nice way to introduce the style and aesthetic of your wedding day when wedding guests receive their invitations in the mail.

There are so many wedding invitation websites to choose from and it can feel like you’ve gone down a rabbit hole when you start looking for just the right wedding invitations. The wedding invitations in these photos came from Shine Wedding Invitations and they have countless designs and styles to choose from. Their customer service and shipping time are wonderful!

Have any questions? Feel free to contact me directly, I’d love to chat with you!


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