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Top 10 tips for choosing your wedding invitations

The wedding is now approaching fast and it doesn’t get more real than putting your wedding invitations in the post! Your wedding invitations will set the tone for your big day and will be your guests’ first glimpse of the delights that your wedding has in store. It is, therefore, worth taking the time to get them just right!

The world of wedding stationery can be difficult to navigate when faced with choices of styles, paper options and formats, so choosing your wedding invitations is no mean feat! Luckily for you, Atelier Rosemood, purveyors of personalised wedding stationery, are here to help with their 10 top tips for choosing your wedding invitations and negotiating the world of wedding invitation etiquette!

1. Have the important dates to hand

Top 10 tips for choosing your wedding invitations
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Aim to send out your wedding invitations around three to four months before the big day, giving yourself a couple of months beforehand to prepare and order your invites. If you are hosting a destination wedding you will want to send out your invites even earlier, (at least four months before the wedding), to ensure that your guests have time to organise accommodation and transport.

Your RSVP deadline will also play an important part in deciding when to send your wedding invitations. Give your guests around a month to reply to your wedding invitations, leaving yourself some breathing room to chase any unanswered invites before your suppliers require the final headcount.

2. Try wedding invitation samples

At this point, you probably have a wedding theme and colour scheme in mind so you can start looking for wedding stationery that will match your wedding vision. For some, it will be love at first sight when it comes to wedding invitations, whilst others may find it hard to narrow down their shortlist of designs. That is why it is a good idea to order wedding stationery samples from different companies so that you get a feel for the designs, printing and paper! Atelier Rosemood even offer free personalised samples so that you can see your wedding invitation wording in print!

3. Choose a theme

There are a whole host of wedding styles and themes out there, but the important thing is to choose a theme that suits your personalities and venue. Whether you are going rustic chic or contemporary glamour, take the time to browse through wedding invitation designs online to find inspiration for motifs and colours to suit your theme. A good place to start is by setting up a Pinterest board to keep track of your ideas.

4. Let your venue inspire your wedding invites

Embrace the surroundings and defining features of your venue when choosing your wedding stationery, bearing in mind the colour and style of the décor. Rustic wedding invitations with floral designs are perfect for a countryside wedding reception, whilst metallic wedding invitations will set the scene for a contemporary venue defined by its minimalist style.

5. Know your wedding colour scheme

If you have been planning your wedding in your head for the last few years, then you may already have a colour scheme in mind. If so, base the colours and hues of your wedding invitation design on your chosen colour palette. Atelier Rosemood offers a custom colour option for many of its most popular designs, so even if you don’t see your chosen colour on the website, they can adapt many of their designs to suit your colour scheme. Therefore, don’t be afraid to ask your stationery supplier about different colour options!

6. Have your wedding invitations reflect the season

The time of year you are getting married can also be a source of inspiration for your wedding stationery, with many venues being transformed by the seasons. Bright floral wedding invitations are ideal for a spring or summer wedding, whilst a wintry colour palette of crisp white or icy blue will be more suited to your winter wedding!

7. Make your wedding invitations personal

There are many ways to add personal touches to your wedding invitation design! Use your names or initials to create your very own wedding insignia or get creative and add a photo of the happy couple or your venue! You can also make your invitations personal for your guests by writing out their names by hand, (draft in a member of the bridal party to help if you don’t have brilliant handwriting).

8. Think about your wedding budget

Prices of wedding stationery will vary depending on the paper type and formats that you choose, so do bear your budget in mind as you browse different designs. If your dream wedding invitations come in a little over budget then think about some other ways you can keep the costs down. Ordering your wedding invitations well in advance so that you can send them by 2nd Class post and delivering your invites by hand where possible will help save on postage. It’s also good to remember that you should count one wedding invitation per household and not one per person when planning your wedding stationery budget.

9. Get your wedding invitation wording right

Picking your favourite design for your wedding invitations is a big step and can be a lot of fun! Finding the perfect wedding invitation wording, on the other hand, can sometimes be a bit of a headache. A simple change of wording can transform the same wedding invitation design from classic country house wedding to relaxed tipi wedding, or from a day to an evening-only invite. There is plenty of wedding invitation advice out there to help you choose the best text to reflect the formal or relaxed feel of your big day.

10. Bear the rest of your wedding stationery in mind!

Your wedding invitations are just the start of your wedding journey, with a whole host of on-the-day stationery to follow, leading right up to your wedding thank you cards and photo books after the big day! Whilst there is no rule to say that all of your wedding stationery has to match, a coordinated wedding stationery suite does have a true wow factor, so take a look whether there are matching menus and place cards available when ordering your wedding invitations.  

We hope that these top tips will help make choosing your wedding invitations that bit easier and don’t forget that you can find plenty more wedding stationery advice on Rosemood’s website and blog! Their friendly customer service team are also on hand to help you find the perfect wedding stationery and photo books so do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

*This is a collaborative post.*

Statement Wedding Stationery with Purple Trail

Finding statement wedding stationery is towards the top of the lists for wedding planning. After you have chosen your wedding style and you start to plan the smaller details, like your invitations, the order of service, menus, gift lists that is where the fun begins. With Purple Trail you are able to find 1000’s of designs that you can completely customise just for you.

Statement Wedding Stationery with Purple Trail

Statement Wedding Stationery with Purple Trail

Choosing the design you want with Purple Trail will be the hardest thing, there are so many beautiful designs. They offer something for every style of wedding, so whatever you are looking for I’m sure you will find it. Purple Trails standard collection is also very affordable, so you do not have to miss out on your dream wedding stationery even if you are on a smaller budget.

Each of their designs are 100% customisable, meaning you can choose that perfect shade of sage green to match your bridesmaid dresses, or edit the font size so it’s just how you want it. Purple trail allow you to add images, change the wording and they will even post them out to your guests to save you having to arrange that, what a fabulous idea for time saving!

If you are looking to set the style of your wedding from the very beginning then you can even arrange for matching engagement party invitations, bridal shower, hen parties all the through the wedding to the thank you letters. If you are unsure about the quality of their invitations you can order one of their sample packs.

The premium collect

While I was looking through all of the purple trail range, I came across their premium range. WOW! A stunning collection of tri-folding, pocking fold and even a mini booklet style invitation. I love the 8 page mini booklet, I have not seen these anywhere before so they really caught my eye. You can fill these with photographs of the happy couple, all the information about your day, menu options, accommodation, gift lists and they even have a detachable RSVP page. I know that people worry about spending so much money on the invitations for them to go in the bin, however I think invitations really set the tone of your wedding. I also like to keep them in a memory box.

Once you have found your perfect design, you have customised it, the design team at Purple Trail will send you a digital proof copy, so you can make sure it is just how you want it to be. It then gives you the chance to make any changes before it is printed and delivered.

Purple trail have a handy app that you can use to make your dream statement wedding stationery, which is perfect because you can do it with ease from your mobile phone of table. If you pop over to their website they offer a 10% discount off your first order. Happy ordering!

 

*This is a collaborative post, as always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Customise your very own Art Deco wedding invitations with Basic Invite

As you all know I just love nice things and that is even more important when it come to your Wedding. Having those little luxury items that set the scene for your wedding, your wedding invitations are what sets those first impressions for your big day and we all know that first impressions are very important.

Setting the scene for your wedding

So many Brides think that they are just not an important part of the wedding, but for me they are. When a wedding invite arrives, I am always excited to see it, what it feels like, looks like, the colours, the patterns, the style. Each and every one of those things are the starting point for your wedding. It gives your guests the first look at what your wedding colours will be, what the theme may be, modern, art deco invitations, rustic, hollywood glamour. I think it helps your guests to start feeling as excited about your wedding as you are.

basic-invite

After you have set your date, planned your colour scheme and theme, then you can start looking at the extras. Finding a company to make your invited that are just what you are looking for isn’t always easy as so many are set colours or style, where you just edit the existing text. I mean that’s great if that is what you are looking for.

Beautiful Wedding Invitations

However, Basic Invite is anything but basic, they offer a fabulous range of wedding invitations. Each one can be changed and edited to become your dream wedding invitation. It could be you wanted to change to shade of pink, or add more colour combinations, add foil to your names anything you want is possible with Basic Invite. Not forgetting save the date cards, RSVP cards, menu options, gift list, order of service and anything else you could possibly want for you wedding.

To make your design just perfect, Basic Invite allow you to change each colour element on your design. There are very few places that allows you to design your invite with an very near unlimited range of colours, plus instantly view it online. With Basic Invite you not only view your card on line, you can also get a sample sent to you, so you are 100% sure you love it before you order them. You can also choose the colour of the envelopes so help them stand out even more.

A wedding website?

Something I hadn’t heard about, but is apparently becoming more and more popular with the happy couple, is to produce their very own mini website, just for your wedding. Upload the details of your venue, the menus, gift lists, hotels, transport and anything to help your guests. You could also get them to add photographs after and you can share your favourite wedding photographs. It’s an amazing idea, not sure why I did not think about it, Basic Invite offer 180 different website pages that are as customisable as their wedding invitations.

If you are also looking for a guest book and thank you cards, then with Basic Invite you have the ability to design these to help to style your wedding from sending the invitation out, to the wedding all the way to the thank you card. Then to the baby announcement card.

What are you looking for when designing your Wedding Invites?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*