You’re probably thinking a wedding invitation is simple an invite to your wedding. Actually a wedding invitation is a lot more than just a request for someone to join the celebration of you and your loved one’s commitment to each other. A wedding invitation can set the tone for your whole ceremony, and tells your guests what type of celebration to expect.
- What sort of couple are you?
Are you the easy going chatty types, or more sort of reserved and elegant? Maybe you and your partner are a combination of both. Like the rest of your wedding, ideally your invites should reflect who you are.
- What is the Theme of your wedding?
All weddings have a theme. It could be as simple as a relaxed gathering of a group of your nearest and dearest under Foothills’ charming, rustic rotunda; followed by an equally relaxed finger food buffet. Or it could be as formal as a walk down the aisle of Foothills onsite chapel witnessed by your extended group of family, friends and other acquaintances and a sit down, seat allocated reception with all the trimmings.
- Match your invitation to your wedding’s theme
It’s probably not a good idea to choose Art Deco wedding invitations with raised foil embossing, if you are having a more laid-back gathering. Equally, a simple computer driven, printed at work paper invite, and doesn’t really fit with a full on silver service, meal in our formal dining room. Maybe don’t write your invites on the back of drink coasters, like we heard one couple did, unless you are planning to get married in the local pub.
- Keep an eye on your budget
Yes, linen look, printed invites look lovely, but do you really want to pay thousands for something that will most likely be quickly disposed of after your wedding. Often it’s the added extras, like gold embossing, lace flowers, or jewels, which all add onto the price of invitations. If your budget doesn’t extend to printed, raised lettering wedding invitations, go for the colours, patterns and pictures you love instead.
- There’s always Do It Yourself
If either one of you are the least bit handy with a computer or printer – ‘do it yourself’ wedding invitations can be a very good way to go. ido.com has a very detailed explanation on making wedding invitations which look like ‘the real thing’.
- Know what you want
Again, do your research. Know what style, what colours and what you like. Gotta love Pinterest for anything wedding!
- Don’t leave it too late.
If your heart is set on printed wedding invitations order them early. We have heard of some specialist printers taking up to six weeks to print invites. Wedding Invitations are usually sent out at least two months before a wedding. And, if names of guests aren’t being printed on the invites, the invitations need to be completed by either a calligrapher or yourself before being posted. The whole process can take a lot of time, so be organised.
No matter which Wedding Invitations you choose, always keep in mind, your guests are coming to celebrate your love for your partner. So, it really won’t matter five years later which invitations were sent out.
Take the some of the pressure off, contact the Event Manager at Foothills Conference Centre for guidance on all the wedding options we have available.
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This blog is general in nature and is ONLY meant to give readers an overview of the subject matter. Do NOT rely on this information for your specific needs. If you are planning to visit Foothills Accommodation we highly recommend that you plan and research your visit to match your own particular requirements
Pic repinned from @Lynn Fraser