You are head over heels in love. You have found the perfect match. And now after years or months of being together you are officially shouting to the world that he or she is, indeed, The One. The first way that will make it all official is to finally send the wedding invitation card to your friends and loved ones.
Needless to say, one of the most important aspects of any wedding is the invitation and, apart from the dress and the ceremony, it is one of the things that you would want to be perfect. Fortunately it is easy to have a wedding invitation that is not only beautiful, but also something you and your loved ones can fall in love with.
Perfectly Invited shares that there are three basic things to keep in mind when crafting your invitation: keep it simple, make it personal and mind the typos.
Keep it simple: No matter what the motif is, it is best to keep these three things: simple wording, simple design and simple lay-out. After all, a wedding is first and foremost a serious event. The wording should be brief and should, of course, include everything that the guests need to know, such as the time and location.
It shouldn’t tell your whole love story no matter how exciting and romantic it is. The design, on the hand, may depend on the couple’s character, but loud colors and ostentatious lines and graphic design are a no-no. It’s okay to have fun, but everything should be “tasteful” and kept to a minimum. Otherwise, it might appear tacky, a word that no one wants to be associated with their wedding.
Add a personal touch: Wedding invitation cards are most perfect when they sound and look like they actually came from the couple. These invitations will be received by people who know both the groom and the bride very well, and it would be a treat for them to recognize the couple’s personalities on the card itself. Perhaps the couple can slyly inject their favorite expressions or even a sentimental quote from their favorite poem or novel.
Lastly, be aware of typographical and grammatical errors: It’s a simple reminder, but it is something that happens frequently. Before sending the final copy for printing, check for grammatical errors and any typos of the names listed on the invitation. Double check the location and the time of event. Proofread very carefully and if possible let a relative or a friend go over it just to be sure nothing will be missed.
After all, that misplaced “R” or, worse, a wrong date or time may cost you not just a huge amount of time, but a lot of money as well.