Computers have influenced our lives greatly, that even wedding invitations are customized through different design oriented software. Printed invitations are nice, but if you want to get out of the mainstream practice, personalized invitation is the best idea. Handmade invitations send its message straight to the heart of your loved ones; as it show more on how much you will be appreciating their presence. Your loved ones will see to it that the date of your wedding is an event they don’t want to miss because of such impact given by your invitation.
Take note that settling down on this kind of invitation requires a significant amount of time and effort, so make sure you will start working on it long before your wedding, and it is best if you will seek the help of your close family members and friends. It also requires enormous amount of creativity and artistry. Also make sure that the design you will create is themed in relation with your desired wedding motif. Along with the visualization of the possible appearance, you should also be in the process of having the list of the possible materials to be used. And of course, take your budget into great consideration.
Creative Wedding Invitations Ideas
For making wedding invitations you can add an element of surprise. There are made to order wedding invitations made of tin can. When you send out these invitations the guest won’t have an idea until they open the can. They’ll be surprise to see the card and read you’re invitation. This form of invitation is ideal for bigger budget and given out personally. Sending it by postal would cost more because of the weight.
Another innovative idea is to use a fabric as an envelope. You can use buttons and yarns to seal the letter. Play with the two colors for your fonts with a white card. Add wedding symbols such as dove which means committing for each other’s love. You can give this type of invitation personally. You can also send this by mail with a printed postage.
Classic postcards, photos or sketches can be used to design your wedding invitation. White card and envelope can balance the look of the invitation. Wrap it with a black fabric. Tie it with a knot or secure a yarn with a button.
DIY Wedding Invitations Ideas
You can make your own wedding invitation with a one side printed cardboard. The details of the wedding are written in calligraphy on the plain side. Create a shape of a box with the cardboard. Include a round container and add candy or potpourri. Place the container inside the box. Seal the box with a lace or cut out symbols for the wedding.
A colorful card attracts attention. Customize your own invitation with the use of Adobe or Microsoft Publisher. Add colorful images so you can cut out its form when it’s printed. Check if your invitation is readable. Use a white or cream background for the details of the invitation. Print the invitation in a card paper. Place it in an envelope so you can send it to your guest.
Rustic Wedding Invitations Ideas
Invitation can describe the mood or the setting of a wedding. You can design a 2D card to illustrate your Rustic theme. There are also designs that are available for made to order for cheaper 2D cards. Select the earth tones colors this kind of cards.
For Rustic wedding invitation you can add nature elements for design. You can wrap it with unique dried fiber or seal it with dried tree bark. Keep the fonts simple and easy to read. These are also budget friendly designs.
Affordable Wedding Invitations Ideas
Scroll invitation— scroll is used to carry out messages in ancient times. To give your invitation the vintage feel, you may want to use this theme. You may place rod at each end of the invitation, or you could simply use a decorative string to seal your scroll.
You can save money by using eco papers for wedding invitations. There are several types of eco papers to choose from. You can select from recycled papers, mango paper, lemon paper, banana paper and coffee paper. Since the paper is cheaper you can easily add the couple’s photo and the wedding participants.
Beach Wedding Invitation Ideas
Beach Weddings incorporates the nature of the sea. It is ideal to play with the different shades of blue for paper. If you want to use white or ivory cream for the invitation card then use blue for your font or your envelope. Add an element of the sea like a sea shell, clam, dried star fish or pearl beads. Your guest will surely know that wedding will be held at the beach.
Slippers are another way to represent beach wedding. You draw a shape of slipper in a card board. Print your invitation in a sticker paper. Then stick it in the cardboard. Using a puncher create a three holes in the cardboard like a slipper. In these holes insert a lace or yarn and knot it at the back. Cover the back with another black card to cover the knots.
Invitation in a bottle is such theme that is perfect for beach weddings, but can be used in other types of wedding as well. You can include shells and beads to enhance the design of your invitation. Aside from the excitement of your guests, they will also have an instant remembrance of your wedding aside from the souvenirs that you will be distributing.
Unique Wedding Invitations Ideas
Have fun and secure your wedding from gate crashers by making ticket invitations. You can use this as a food or seat stub for the reception. This will limit the amount of food serve and the number of guess coming for the reception. Add the details of the reception such as the couples name, time, date, venue, RSVP number and seat number if necessary.
Give your guest a simple item that would remind them of your wedding day. You can give them a spoon with your initials carved on the head or handle. Other items that you can give are pen or bracelet. Include this on your wedding invitation. Place it in a box and personally give it to your guest.
Vintage Wedding Invitations Ideas
Some beliefs in a wedding tradition include something old and something new. We can achieve a vintage look with our invitations by using brown shades. We can also replicate an old tag with an old key and a note for the time and date of the wedding. A separate post card or reply letter for RSVP can be added on your invitation. It would be an easier reminder to inform you if their coming or not.
For a more affordable way of creating a vintage look you can use a coffee paper. If you are making your own invitation you can use the residue of a coffee brew to color the paper. You can also use the residual coffee to add your own art or sketch on the invitation.
Lace Wedding Invitations Ideas
Laces are one of the materials used for wedding dresses. For the color of your invitation combine one earth tone color and a shade of white. This gives a classic feel to the letter. And now you can also add a touch of your theme by wrapping a lace around your letter. Seal the letter with a brooch.
Create a formal invitation using a lace to represent its elegance. The details of the invitation can be printed in an oval fabric which will be the center of the invitation. The lace connecting the fabric can be place to surround the card. The color of the card should complement the color of the lace.
Indian Wedding Invitations
For a sophisticated Indian wedding invitation select gold shades for the card. The card can be cut out with a unique symbol. This symbol can also be printed in the envelope. You can also use red shade for the invitation because for Indian marriage it is a symbol of purity.
Pocket Wedding Invitations Ideas
Normally wedding invitations have a separate envelope and card. This time the envelope is divided into three sections. The details of the wedding are written on the envelope. For this invitation we can use red which represents different meaning such as power in the roman times. The color red is contrasted with black color to keep the elegance of the invitation.
Destination Wedding Invitations
There are weddings that are held in special locations. One of these special wedding locations is held in a boat or a yacht. For this kind of wedding you can add an image of a boat in your invitation. If the location is for travel then you can copy the image of the place and include it in the invitation. This will give your guest an idea to your destination.
Fall Wedding Invitation Ideas
Fall is the time of the year where trees shred its leaves. For this invitation the shape of a leaf was drawn and cut in a set of card. It is tied together with a lace in a ribbon form. Another lace with a shape of leaf is attached to the ribbon for additional embellishment. “Falling in love” theme is a great match for fall season.
Fall invitations can also be sophisticated by making a card colored with leaf autumn color. Print the details written with calligraphic letters in a white card. Using a paste or a glue attach the white card to the colored card and wrap it with black lace. Before you place it an envelope you can attach the leaf with the couple’s name on it.
Unique Country Wedding Invitations
Country places have unique materials that you can use for invitations. For this one you can attach your printed invitation in a knitted wallet or card. This can also be use as a simple reminder for the wedding since it is small. This can also be displayed in a table like a frame.
Peacock Wedding Invitations
No one can deny the beauty of a peacock and for some couples they would like to use a peacock theme for their marriage. For this invitation a special type of card is use. The color of the card should complement the peacock color which is blue, green or violet shade. The name is printed on the card and an intricate design is embossed on the card. The peacock feather is tied on top of the card with a golden lace.
For fancy weddings who wants to include more details on their invitation such as photos. You can make a mini coffee table book as a wedding invitation. It can be covered with green silk with peacock photo. Use a golden lace to attach the pages. Add a pen wrapped in a golden lace and peacock feather.
Modern Wedding Invitations Ideas
There are several modern themes for wedding invitations. One of these is making an invitation in a form of a bookmark. Not only can it save money because of its simple design. But it can also be a simple remembrance from the couple. The guess can use the bookmark invitation when reading a book or display it on their desk.
Another unique and modern theme is coffee brewery. A knitted pocket size bag can be use instead of an envelope for the invitation. The details of the invitation can be printed in a photo paper and slid it in the bag. This can be useful for the guess because they can use it as a wallet after the wedding.
There are couples who are believers of serendipity. For them they found love by accident. Couples can share their great joy by including quotes in their invitation. They can also describe their journey of love with a simple wood craft plane.
Aside from the scroll invitation, this is another way of giving your invitation the vintage vibe. Looking at old photos just takes you to another dimension where all you can feel is thrill and enchantment. You may want to include a photo of you and your fiancé in black and white or sepia effects.