Getting the Wedding Invite Right

November 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Invite Right, Planning

The secret to a wedding’s grandeur lies in meticulous planning, right allocation of budget to different tasks and a great theme. Having lots of spare money to cater for a large wedding does not always mean that the end result would be spectacular. You need to be wise about planning a wedding in order to achieve the desired result.

Everything related to planning a wedding is elaborate and usually on a large scale. Wedding invitations are amongst the first things that get decided when organizing the whole event. This is because they have to be first printed which takes some days and then addressed to individual guests before being sent out to their destinations. Again the courier can take up some days depending upon the city, state or country they are sent out to. You also need to keep the time for RSVPs, so you can book the caterer accordingly.

Since invitations are something that you just can’t leave out in the planning, you do need to allocate a separate budget for it. Because it is one of the first things that get decided, couples are usually tempted to spend a lot from their budget and they end up spoiling it. And when odd little tasks start sprouting up, you realize that you don’t have enough funds left.

Remember that expensive cards are not always the best choice and it doesn’t mean that all affordable or low priced invites would be below standard. In fact many a times, handmade and hand decorated invites look better than the printed expensive ones. They have an individual and personalized feel to them which is hard to surpass.

Making a checklist and planning the invites well ahead of time will let you assign the task of designing the cards to a talented friend or colleague. With a little bit of imagination and intuition you can end up designing beautiful and unique invites. To make your creative juices running, take a trip to one of the best stationary stores in town. You will simply be amazed to see the collection of art papers, pens, colors, adornments, trimmings and of course stencils that they have for similar purposes. And if that is not enough, you can check out many of the D.I.Y sites over the internet that teach easy ways to make beautiful and attractive invites.

Hand prepared invites are going to cost you way less than if you had gone for printed ones. However, since these are wedding invitations and not birthday cards, preplan everything and choose a look that is both sophisticated and elegant. Layering a shorter invite made out of art paper over a larger cut card and then running a ribbon on the side gives a nice little touch. To add more elegance, use a bit of calligraphy on the main invite to attract attention.

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