Designing The Perfect Wedding Invitation
Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days yet and you have probably already have a clear idea of how you want your perfect day to be, below we hope to provide some pointers to enable you to ‘set the scene’ when you’re designing the perfect wedding invitation.
Designing Wedding Invitations is an Important Part of the Big Day
When it comes to planning a wedding, every element can display your own individuality, setting the tone of your wedding and supporting the theme of your day.
This starts three to four months before the big day itself, by sending out invitations to your guests including those friends and family living in far flung places who probably won’t be able to attend but would so appreciate the gesture. But before the delivery of the invitations comes the fun of the design – and this is where you add a touch of your personality, style and taste.
When considering the design of wedding invitations, it is worth collecting a Pinterest board (or similar) with Wedding invitations that you like with the look and feel that conveys your style. Your wedding invitation is not just a way of ensuring your guests have the date in their diary it’s also sets the theme for the day. With careful consideration of the wording, design and font of the invitation, you will be letting people know what to expect and setting the scene for your wedding day.
Illustrations and Invite Designs
It goes without saying that a wedding invitation is much more than just the wording it contains. The design of an invitation speaks volumes about the couple and the day. Stylish, luxury and bespoke hand-crafted wedding invitations clearly say a lot more than a round-robin email that might get lost in the ether, filtered into the spam folder or lost and forgotten altogether.
A high-quality bespoke invitation with hand-drawn illustrations will be a delight for your guests to receive, where after it will be displayed on a mantle piece, pinned to a notice board, stuck to a fridge door or slipped in between the leaves of a diary, so it needs to stand out and be a constant reminder of the lovely day they are going to share.
At HoneyTree our talented artists have created a range of stylish and delightful illustrations to help you design the perfect wedding invitation that will cause lots of excitement amongst recipients.
So whether you fancy an illustration with a festive theme (popping corks on champagne bottles), summer vibes (strawberries and bumble bees) or something related to the venue (a hand drawing of a rustic church for example) we’ve got something to suit you. If you so choose, you can even further personalise your very own invites by using your own motif, photograph or custom design through our bespoke studio.
Personalisation & Finishing Touches
When having bespoke wedding invitations commissioned and designed, it’s important to remember the finishing touches.
Think of your bespoke invitations as a little present to your guests. We offer the option to finish off your invitations with elegance and luxury – from the simplicity of matching envelopes with your motif printed on them, to the addition of stylish ribbons.
Inside the envelope is your unique illustrated wedding invitation with and the options of silver or gold gilt. Pick from rounded or square edges and even the option of folded card so your invite sits perfectly on the recipient’s mantelpiece.
All our design and format options allow you to add a touch of your own individuality to the invitations you are sending out. Remember that every little element counts towards the overall picture.
Font, Layouts & Colours for Perfectly Personalised Invitations
When it comes to printing, we all have our own preference for font and colours. If you’re designing your own wedding invitations then this is something you might have already considered. If you have an illustration design in mind, then you will probably be able to find a font that complements or contrasts the design to your own personal taste and style.
With a little thought you could even use the font colour to set the mood. For example, in some cultures red represents good luck, and in others it means love. Purple is often seen as a royal colour, and grey is a softer timeless to option to black, but also black palace script of a white board is so stunning.
We hope that the above provides a glimpse into the various options to enable you to start to design the perfect invitation for your big day. Have a browse in our wedding boutique. As we say ‘The best parties begin with HoneyTree’ and every day this is what we do so please do get in touch today to discuss your needs and we will ensure your bespoke invitations are delivered in a luxury gift box straight to your front door.
Further on the day information
It is also advisable to include with the invitation any further information separately to the Invitation. Additions such as a map, local accommodation, venue and transport arrangements and a menu and request for food choices (if applicable) are important for the planning of your big day and will keep the pressure off by being organised. Information cards, booklets, folders and maps as an excellent addition to your wedding invitations and helps deliver essential information you might not be able to fit on the invite itself.
There are many styles trending for Information cards – with many Weddings being split over two venues it is helpful for the guests (and less stressful for your event planner) to know where they should be and when.
At this stage of planning your wedding invitations, you might even like to include an indication of where people can find your wedding gift list.