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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Invitations

August 16, 2012

The very first impression that people will get of your upcoming wedding will be when they receive your invitation.

They will often make a decision on attending at that moment.


Brides sometimes struggle with creating the perfect theme for their weddings. Brides may begin with a theme in mind, but once they see invitation samples they love, they may change their minds. Try to keep an open mind about invitations, especially if you haven't locked into a theme or color scheme. Many times viewing product samples is the difference between liking an invitation and ordering an invitation. When it comes to planning a wedding I recommend that you stick with a color theme, rather than a design theme. By Narrowing design themes you can eliminate choices before you’ve even considered them. The setting (venue) that you are holding your event can also greatly play a part in choosing your invitations. Whether it is a beach wedding, garden, church or resort can influence your decision.


Invitations can be pricey and it is sometimes difficult to weigh a fair price against the level of quality and detail that a bride may want. I suggest that brides compare the prices of different invitation vendors on wedding e-marketplaces to ensure they’re receiving a good deal. Many online vendors may offer free Thank-you cards, guest address printing on invitation envelopes, and free shipping. When choosing your invitations, it’s important to consider each aspect of a price to get the best value for your money.

Invitation Design and Theme

If you planning a themed wedding, you may want to consider incorporating your theme in your wedding invitations. If you are having a beach themed wedding, you can find invitations that have pictures of the beach, sea shells, or starfish. If you are having a garden theme, you may want to have invitations that have flowers on them to go with the garden theme or match your bridal bouquet. Whatever theme you may be considering for your wedding, you can probably find invitations that complement that specific theme.

Invitations are available in almost every color you can think of these days so matching your invitations to your wedding colors is not only possible but a great idea. You can also match colors to the theme of your wedding by choosing bright, vibrant colors for a summer outdoor wedding or seasonal colors for a spring, fall or winter wedding.



Shopping for invitations online can save brides a lot of time, money and stress. Wedding marketplaces, like Carlson Craft and Paper Divas can offer a vast selection of vendors who provide custom design invitations to fit each bride’s unique requirements. If you have a wedding planner/coordinator they may also have connections with Invitation vendors and can handle the whole ordering process for you, which will save you a lot of time and stress.


Final Thoughts

When it comes to ordering invitations it's always a good idea to purchase a sample and/or proof before placing a full order. This allows brides to check for accuracy and to physically see the quality of the invitation before placing the order. Viewing the actual product can make all the difference.

By doing a little research beforehand you can ease your invitation stress by knowing roughly what you want, but keeping an open mind in order to get the best results.

Finally, Have fun with this process, and you’ll be able to create something that your family and guests will love receiving!  

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