Wedding invitations are the first and foremost important things that initiate a wedding. The very first thing you do, of course, after the wedding proposal is to design an invite and send them to your loved ones.
Sending out wedding cards or wedding box invites or even wedding invitations with wedding favours are all but ways in which couple nowadays invited their family and friends to become a part of their celebration and the new journey. Been thinking of putting together a wedding card that resonates with you as a couple?
Well, your search ends right here and right now! Penning a wedding invite too is not as easy it seems. So, before you get down to penning your wedding invite, then think what you want it to say!
A wedding invite is special. It’s a formal invitation, telling your friends and family that it’s time to get excited for your big day. There are many things you can do with your wedding invite. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
1. Send a wedding hamper
Put a big smile on the faces of your guests by sending big happy wedding hamper with lovely chocolates and perhaps a happy picture of the couple, asking them to be a part of the beginning of your new journey together. This sweet surprise will make sure they'd remember your wedding invite.
For the added treat, you can add some keepsakes to this mega hamper - think anything from limited edition books and stationery, gourmet foods and teas.
2. Step away from your comfort zone
Try different kinds of packaging to surprise your guests. Perhaps put a wedding invite in the form of a chocolate wrapper on a real delectable chocolate bar? Or a lovely little basket with an invite hidden underneath a toy bride and groom? There is q lot you can do!
3. Tell a story
Tell guests your love story. Use cute comics, colourful paper to showcase your journey in a few words before listing the official details of the venue and everything else. Get creative!
Here is an example for such a wedding invite:
We met, fell in love
Now join us for the tell-all party.
4. Personalise, personalise, personalise!
Don’t make it a generic invite; make it a reflection of your personality. Let that show through the wedding invite’s style, be it your choice of lettering or design or anything else. The key is to let your happiness shine through. Don’t shy away from breaking the rules a little!
5. Include family members
Get the cute little kids in your family to dress in wedding clothes and go to the houses of the guests. A personal wedding invite, smiles in abundance and adorable children – what’s not to love? Your guests will receive the most pleasant surprise and remember this for a long time.
If your guest list is bigger than your logistics for such an idea, don't worry. Click your cute kids and then add their pictures to your wedding invite cards.
6. Send a cute video
Get your closest friends and family together and film a wedding invite video, inviting your guest to the parties. You can get professional help in shooting and editing the video. Email it to your guests and brace yourself for delighted responses! You can even re-enact a favourite movie scene and get very creative with it.
7. Quiz them, puzzle them, surprise them
Thinking of ways to make a wedding invite fun. Then, make it more than just a fancy communication. You can present your guests with a simple but enchanting puzzle or a quiz, allowing them to decode the message. The message, of course, is about the wedding. It’ll be a fun game and elicit so many interesting responses!
8. Deliver it to their hands
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As with everything else, the new game for wedding invites is all mobile, my friend. This means the ease of delivering your invitation straight into the hands of your guests is something that you can achieve at a fraction of the cost. Choose wedding invite ideas that you can execute over platforms like text message, Whatsapp, QR codes and embedded videos. And relish as your guests consume it all digitally.
Now that you've gone through these points, we are sure you are better prepared to find a bespoke wedding invitation design for yourself. Make sure you visit a few wedding invitation vendors before you finalise a one. It is better to surf through a few options before settling down on one. Surf through the market to keep tabs on the price, the quality of the paper and which technique(digital printing, hand embossing, etc).
Whatever you do, remember that you can let your creativity take over and experiment; it’ll get your loved ones super excited and happy!