Tips for Choosing Wedding Invitations

By on September 23, 2008

When choosing wedding invitations, there are many things that you need to keep in mind. Obviously, you want to select an invitation that will fit within your budget. Beyond just the cost, however, you also want to select a wedding invitation that will be well-suited to your ceremony and will help your wedding guests get a better idea of your wedding theme and what they can expect when they share in your special day.

Considering Your Setting

One of the most important things you need to consider when choosing wedding invitations is the setting of your wedding. Whether your wedding will be casual or formal will dictate the style of wedding invitation you choose. Obviously, a casual wedding invitation would be best suited for a casual wedding, while a more formal wedding should be announced with a more formal wedding invitation style. On the other hand, if you are having a beach wedding or a destination wedding, you might want to select a wedding invitation that hints at this special type of setting and the level of formality of your special day.

Thinking About Your Colors

More than likely, you have put a great deal of thought into selecting the colors you will use in your wedding. When choosing wedding invitations, keep these colors in mind and select a wedding invitation color and design that is complimentary to your wedding colors. Since wedding invitations are available in nearly every color you can imagine, it should be easy to find a color that makes a nice match with your wedding colors.

Linking it to Your Theme

Your wedding theme will likely be closely tied into your setting and the colors you choose, which means you should also consider your theme when choosing wedding invitations. If you will have a garden theme, for example, you might want to consider choosing wedding invitations with flowers or plants integrated into the design. If you are having a winter wedding with a Christmas theme, on the other hand, you may want to select a wedding invitation that helps carry on that theme.

Keeping Within the Budget

Finally, you do want to consider your budget when choosing wedding invitations. Luckily, keeping your costs down does not mean you have to select cards that do not fit within your setting, color and theme. Rather, you may want to bypass some extras in order to keep the costs down. For example, some couples choose to add photos to their wedding invitations. While this is certainly a wonderful way to make the invitations more personal and to add more long-term value to the cards, adding photos may be more than your budget can withstand. So, if money is an issue, skip the extras and purchase invitations that help put your guests in the right mood for your special day.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridemaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

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