Designing Great Invitations And Save-The-Dates

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Once you have your guest list finalized, and the details of your wedding set, you can begin formally announcing your event with your invitations, and your save-the-dates. These messages are about more than just a request for someone to be there for you on your special day, and they should express more than just official details about your event’s date, place, and time. The choices you make when designing your invitations and save-the-dates will let people know what to expect as far as the formality and theme of your event. With this in mind, you should make sure that your invitations are a good fit for the wedding experience you are planning.

What To Include In Invitations And Save-The-Dates

Save-the-dates carry less information than your invitations need to offer, but they give people enough detail to make sure they can be present on your special day. The save-the-dates include your wedding date, and a location. In some cases, couples will send out save-the-dates without a venue set, but they will still include the area where their wedding is happening. The goal is simply to help people work out any travel arrangements they might need to make, and to ensure they keep the day in question free.

Your official invitations should give people the date, time, and address for your wedding celebration. It can also include a line about preferred attire. While you should not include details like your registry information, you can share the link to your wedding website, where people can find information like this.

Should We Use Physical Invitations, Or E-Vites?

E-vites, or invitations sent via email, can be an attractive alternative to physical letters thanks to potential cost-savings. What you should be aware of is the fact that this will read as less formal, so if you want to host a fancier wedding event, this can send the wrong message. This can also be less useful for older guests, and those who are just not comfortable with technology.

Design Tips To Help You Create Your Best Invites

  • Feature your wedding colors! Invitations can offer a sneak peek into how your wedding will look, so people often assume that the colors featured on invites will be featured at the wedding itself.
  • Make sure the event details are as visible and easy to read as possible. Using a cursive font might make the message look attractive, but it may obscure information that people need.
  • If you want a laid-back wedding, a more casual and “fun” invitation can work well for you. If your event is more formal, stick with a nicer, more conventional design.
  • If you feel uneasy about taking on your invitation design, you should know that this is one of many services we provide with our All-Inclusive Wedding Package!

Invite The People In Your Life To Celebrate With You At Your Beautiful Texas Old Town Wedding!

With your wedding invitations, you can welcome your friends and family to a beautiful celebration at Texas Old Town! If you want to set up an appointment to explore our Texas Hill Country venues in Kyle, TX, call our office today at 512-396-1800 orĀ complete our online contact form.