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Selecting an invitation is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the entire wedding process. The right invitation offers guests the promise of that day even before they open the envelope; it provides
a glimpse of the celebration to come.
Beyond conveying the details of your wedding, your invitation sets the tone for the upcoming event. It conveys to your guests the type of event you are planning, whether glamorous or funky, elegant or casual. Your invitation is your signature, reflecting your taste and personality. And each event has its own personality – whether you plan a large formal winter
wedding or an intimate sunset beach wedding, your wedding invitation should be a true reflection of your personal style and identity.
Before starting your invitation search, take time to reflect on the essence of the event: the mood, colors, location, style, imagery and theme (if any).
Here are a few elements of your wed- ding to consider:
• Large or small wedding
• Local or destination wedding
• Traditionalorcontemporarywedding • Casual or formal wedding
• Holiday or beach-themed wedding After you have a good idea of the type
of wedding you are hosting, it will be easier for you to articulate your vision and set the direction for the rest of your wedding correspondence including your thank you notes, programs, menu and place cards.
The four main ingredients of an invita- tion include: the paper, layout, typeface and ink. The style and color of the paper stock you choose is crucial to the design of your wedding stationery. Traditionally, invitations were printed on a heavy card stock in white or ecru, engraved with black or charcoal ink. Today, couples are steering away from the standard paper and using papers in different sizes and colors, featuring motifs, monograms and family crests.
Simply shifting the text from the center of the invite to left justified can allude to the modern spirit of the event. Mixing typefaces, such as a script font with a sans serif font is anoth- er great way to add a
contemporary look.

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