Wedding Invitations: First Impressions Are Important

What is the most important detail of a wedding? Most people would argue the wedding dress. Others would say the flowers, or the bridal party outfits. I’d like to argue a detail that comes before any of that is seen: the wedding invitation. Why? A few reasons. First, the invites are the first part of your wedding people are given – they introduce the wedding, whether your day will be elegant or casual, a day fete or evening affair.

Furthermore, invitations will most likely be the only thing your guests keep as a memoir of your day. It’s paper, small and flat, easy to tuck away. You want that simple piece of paper to reflect the theme and feel of your wedding if possible.

So how do you capture your day in your invite? We have a million ideas. Here are a few:

1. Show off your theme. Whether it revolves around the color scheme, a nautical twist, or something unique to your and your fiancé, these will perfectly introduce a day that’s all about you two.

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2. Elegant & Fancy. These invites are perfection for an evening celebration.

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3. Relaxed & Casual. Saying your vows on the beach, in your backyard, or a barn? (Yes, this is actually a new trend). Look at these invitations below for inspiration.

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4. Show off the location. These are some of our personal faves – they are almost like a unique souvenir for that place. Add your color theme to the map, or perhaps the picture of where your reception will take place so guests get a picture of the day. It definitely adds momentum and gives your friends and family a better idea of the day to look forward to.

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Whatever you do, don’t send an electronic invitation for your wedding. Unless it’s a video – even that’s a stretch. Regardless of what people may tell you, emails are less personal, more easily lost and there’s just something about receiving a piece of mail that’s not a bill or a check that is simply missed in society today. Your wedding invite should be a part of someone’s mail – a classic introduction to a day you want to remember for the rest of your life.

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