Your Wedding Invitations Made Easy

By: Steven Cancel

One of the most important steps in planning a wedding is picking out the right invitation. The invitation is the first thing your guests will be seeing so it should reflect both the bride and the grooms interests and tastes. There are many different options when it comes to picking out your invitations. You can choose what kind of paper you would like it printed on, what design and colors you would like, what shape you would like and if you would like to add an accent.

You can choose from various papers such as metallic, card stock, handmade, fine, Japanese or translucent paper. All of these types of paper come in a variety of color and shapes. You will want to pick out a color that will match your wedding colors. If you don't want a plain wedding invitation, you can pick out a theme to have printed on. There are various themes that you can pick out that include couples pictures, wedding cakes, flute glasses and hearts to name a few. You can also have a picture of the actual couple or church printed right onto the invitation. If you chose to have a picture printed on the invitation you might want to choose the translucent paper. When you use translucent paper you can have the words printed on the sheer sheet with the picture underneath for a very elegant look.

Once you have picked out the paper and theme, you can then decide what size and shape you would like the invitation to be. You can pick out a long and thin invitation, a short and wide one or one that is in the shape of an object such as a cake or glass. The next step is to choose if you would like to add an accent to the invitation. You can choose from ribbons and bows or metal objects such as hearts or doves. There are a variety of accents to choose from to match your interests or style of your wedding. If you do not want to go to a specialty card shop or design your invitations online, you can order a wedding invitation kit. These kits include pre-designed cards, return cards and envelopes. Once you receive the kit, all you have to do is add the text that you choose and any other additional pictures or flares you may want to add and press print. These kits often come with test paper so you can make sure your invitation is exactly the way you want it before you print them all out.

As you can see, invitations are probably the most essential part of your wedding preparations. It is a very important decision and by choosing a specialty shop, you'll be able to announce your wedding in your very own unique way.

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