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The Beauty of Handmade Wedding Invitations

Friday, September 17th, 2010

A wedding invitation is the first glimpse guests will have of ones upcoming wedding festivities. It is a card requesting the presence of specific guests to attend a wedding. Wedding invitations are typically sent out six to eight weeks prior to the event and are often accompanied by a response card. An invitation usually includes the names of the people to be married, the time and place of the wedding ceremony and the location of the reception. While there are many different types of wedding invites available on the market, we still believe that nothing comes close to the beauty of handmade wedding invitations.

Handmade invitations allow couples to personalize each and every aspect of the invite, from the paper to the embellishments to be used, to the colours to be featured. The internet has countless ideas that can help with this process. Whether one chooses to hand-craft their own invitations or to pay a professional wedding stationer to make them, will depend upon factors such as: budget, time, complexity of the design and ones access to the required resources. Either way, there are choices which need to be made when it comes to the design of your handmade invitation. Firstly, the size, texture and weight of the paper must be considered. The material should be thick, but it should not be heavy. A size such as: square, DL, A5, etc should also be considered. After that is determined, the design elements of the card need to be discussed. This will involve looking at what embellishments will feature on the card (if any) as well as where the invitation wording will sit, and what fonts will be used.

Another pressing reason to choose a handmade wedding invitation is because of its uniqueness. One can be sure to have a one-of-a-kind design, which most likely will not be replicated by mass-produced store-bought cards. Also, the fact that each and every card has been handmade with love (whether by you or a professional) speaks to guests about the amount of time and effort which has gone into your wedding preparation!