When you receive a wedding invitation, you know it from the pretty writing, the heavy paper, and the fatness of the envelope. This is because you find a collection of components inside the envelope, not just the invitation itself. Each element is part of thewedding invitation suite with the specific purpose of providing important details about the event. The standard wedding invitation suite contains the Invitation, Reception card, Response card, Menu and Directions.
When it comes to planning your own wedding, make your mark with a dash of creativity to your wedding invitation suite.
Simplify your invitation envelope with fewer pieces by combining elements. Don’t feel limited to print only the specifics as defined by the name of each component. For example, provided you have the space, or by utilizing the back side, include directions on the reception card, like this black-and-white reception card from LookLoveSend.com featured left. Similarly, add menu options to the response card, indicating that guests also mark their choice if they will be attending.
Choose a photo or create a marriage monogram to upload onto one of your pieces. Typically the invitation provides the most space for this, but depending on the design, there may be other pieces that accommodate an image. A close-in head shot of yourselves together is one nice way to personalize the invitation, in either black and white or color, depending on the style and design of the invitation. Another less common idea is to use a beautiful photo image of the ceremony or reception location. This may be particularly appropriate for a destination wedding, or if you have chosen an especially beautiful or unusual location for your wedding.
Add Something Unexpected
On the response card or menu, add a line for guests to write in a song request. Or, if you are featuring a fun foodie experience, such as a candy bar or ice cream sundae bar, let guests mark their favorite candy or topping. This helps you plan better and hints at the fun to come for your guests.
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