Have you already chosen the date of your wedding, booked a venue, and ordered a cake? It’s time to write wedding invitation cards and announce your friends and relatives about where and when your “big day” will take place.
The good news is that invitation writing is one of the simplest and the most pleasant parts of the wedding preparation process.
Need some help to complete this task? Check out the following tips…
Decide on writing style
Whom are you going to invite to your wedding? If you want to invite solely close friends and family, then it’s okay to write your message in a friendly, informal manner.
But if you address your invitation cards to long-distance relatives, business partners, and people you haven’t seen for years, you should choose a formal writing style. Avoid using emotive punctuation such as exclamation points and shortened words and slang.
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Don’t use free templates
There are lots of ready-to-use wedding invitation templates available on the web, and you might be tempted to use it. However, wedding planners recommend couples to create invitations cards from scratch.
Kelly Beckwith, a wedding speechwriter and editor at BestWritingAdvisor, says: “Your wedding is a unique event, so you should write and design an exclusive invitation card. It will allow you to set the tone for a wedding, and create the vibe you want.”
Choose a colour palette
Have you already chosen a wedding colour palette? Incorporate your scheme into the design of your invitations.
If you want to ask wedding guests to wear a certain colour, you can specify the dress-code in your invitation cards. For instance, you can write something like this: “Please indulge us by dressing in purple and white, if you don’t mind.”
Choose proper fonts
When it comes to wedding invitation cards, choosing a suitable font plays a crucial role. A decade ago, brides tended to choose quirky and elegant fonts like Alex Brush, Bromello, and Candlescript. But today, most couples prefer to use minimalistic fonts like Champagne & Limousines, Geo Sans Light, and Zachery.
Whatever font you pick, make sure it fits your wedding concept and looks visually appealing on the invitation cards. Also, avoid using tiny fonts and ensure that printed text is readable.
Write from your heart
When you are working on the text of your wedding invitation card, try to choose words that will make your guests feel valued and special. Put your message in the way it will make your friends believe that you sincerely want them to become a part of your “big day”.
In fact, crafting a wedding invitation card is a much easier task than writing a paper or an academic essay. Just write from heart, and you will not leave your guests indifferent.
Sometimes it happens that the bride and groom write a heartwarming invitation letter but forget to proofread the text. As a result, they notice that they made a typo or grammar mistake after invitation cards were printed.
So if you don’t want to waste your time and money on printing new invitation cards, don’t skip proofreading and editing. Even if your invitation message consists of only two or five sentences, you should meticulously check it for mistakes and typos.
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Print cards in high resolution
Once your wedding invitation card is designed, save it as a high-resolution image (300 dpi resolution) and send it to a reliable printing company. Keep in mind that if you create a low-resolution file (72 dpi resolution), you will not get clear and high-quality prints. Printing services can’t turn a low-resolution image to a high resolution one, so check it twice.
Consider sending digital wedding invitations
Sustainability is one of the main wedding trends in 2020. So if you want to keep up with the trends, consider designing a digital wedding invitation card instead of a printed one. By doing so, you will save a tree (or even a few trees, if you’re planning a big wedding) and appeal to the guests who are climate activists.
We hope these tips will help you to beat writer’s block and create perfect wedding invitation cards.
Don’t try to copy someone else’s style. Be creative and sincere – and your wedding guests will be touched to receive your beautiful invitation cards.