Some couples begin planning their big day immediately after the excitement and celebrations of their engagement begin to settle – some do not even wait that long! Others take a little more time to enjoy their engagement before they begin the wonderful process of planning the wedding of their dreams.
It is no secret that the organisation of a wedding can be stressful, and of course, your wedding planner can work with you to take a lot of this off of your shoulders, but most of your work is done behind the scenes. Family and friends do not always fully understand the challenges involved and difficult decisions to be made; the only glimpse that your guests get of your big day and the beauty of it to come, prior to the wedding itself, is the long-awaited and excitingly expected invitation.
You may choose to send save the dates before your formal invitations so that this, the most important thing, the big day itself, is firmly linked in your loved one’s diaries. Many Brides breathe a sigh of relief once these are sent, and whilst it can be tempting to send them out to guests as quickly as possible, do not rush quite so much that you miss your creative opportunity to make a subtle but brilliant impact.
Save the dates and invitations can make the first imprint of any theme or style that you choose to consistently use through to the big day. Whether a colour or pattern that you wish to feature on the day or something more or unique to reflect the personality or interests of you and your other half, the Wedding I Dream can help you choose and create the perfect wedding stationery for your big day. Why not keep things matching and use a similar font or design from your invitations for your table plan or name cards as well? Here are a few of our favourite bespoke ideas!
You do not have to be a reader, writer, journalist or poet to appreciate the romance still associated with a good old-fashioned letter or publication. Traditional texts can provide a vintage, classic feel with a modern twist. Have your wedding invitations scripted like a traditional love letter, or for something more unusual how about having your own small newspaper story created so your guests can quite literally, read all about it! Seal with a personalised stamp, your initials imprinted or tie with dainty string.
The Lovesick Travellers
Do you and your other half just love exploring new places, visiting new countries and lands both near and far? Then why not incorporate this passion into your wedding stationary capturing the same excitement for your next adventure ahead – your big day!
Have an exquisite map designed that can take your guests on a brief journey of the day, or just use a decorative design as the background to your invite.
Alternatively, have your invitation designed like a passport for guests including additional information such as menus and nearby accommodation as inserts in the designs of boarding passes. You can have a lot of fun with this!
Ticket to Ride
Perhaps you both are fancy-free and footloose and want to inject this fun, playful vibe into your stationery. You do not need to abide by a full fun fare theme but invitations designed like tickets to the fare could be the unique twists you have both been looking for. Maybe even hire a popcorn machine for later in the evening for guests!