Do you want to shake things up a bit when you invite your guests to your wedding? How about unconventional wedding invitations? I highly recommend a theme for your wedding. It ties everything together. it appears that the bridal couple below had an island/tropical themed wedding. I just love their exotic wedding invitations. How innovative – an invitation in a bottle! Ok, darling, but let’s be realistic. Not only will this be expensive, and time consuming, but think about the cost to MAIL these invites. But hey! Everyone has their own priorities for their wedding. Perhaps this couple wants to use discretionary funds on their invitations instead of say, extra desserts.
Love, love our next invite. Right away, the guests are ‘invited’ to begin interacting with the bridal couple. A puzzle is a cute way to go… but practical? NO. Many people like to put invitations on a cork board or the frig. Would this puzzle be easy to mount in such a way? I don’t think so. Perhaps the guests could glue it onto a piece of paper? Not always wise to expect your guests to invest in time this way. But it IS cute…
Talk about beautiful! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, etsy.com is a good place to start. As I’ve often mentioned on my blog, I love etsy.com! It’s a delightful, reasonably priced marketplace composed of many different vendors/artists. My oldest daughter got her invitations on etsy. I had a great experience, and highly recommend it. Would the beautiful daisy invitation be cheap? No. And again, get your priorities straight and decide if this is how you want to spend your funds. If the answer is “yes”, go for it!
Having trouble deciding who makes the cut for your wedding, what wording to use on your invitations, what font, what style? Well, this post, “All About Wedding Invitations” is for you! It IS difficult to decide whom to invite and whom to exclude. Granted you can’t invite everyone you know! If you’d like to read more about that sensitive topic, just click on the link: Guest List for a previous blog post. Maybe it can help you navigate the treacherous waters of protecting people’s feelings while still staying on budget – not easy to do!
I found this chart invaluable on how to address those invitation envelopes CORRECTLY. I thought I knew the proper way, but was not right on a few instances. And remember, the formality of the addresses should match the style of the invitation. One item I found amusing on this chart…”Use the Five Digit Zip Code” instead of the longer version, as it’s “Aesthetically more pleasing”. 🙂
I never knew there were so many calligraphy fonts. There are all sort of options for the the physical act of addressing invitations. Some companies offer to print the names and address on your envelopes before they even ship. All you need to do is stuff them. While it won’t actually look as if someone took “pen to paper”, I hear it looks pretty good. I addressed my daughters’ invitations with my best calligraphy, (which while not professional, I was pleased with my efforts), but I’m not sure I’ll do it for the younger two. Do people really notice?
Although not an invitation, I included the above photo because I liked the idea so much. The chart gives the guests a nice heads up for the evening.
Would you consider one of these innovative wedding invitations? The can above is
adorable. It even comes with it’s own instructions. Here’s the drill…Select the wording for your invitation, the “can company” inserts the invite and seals the can. You then mail the can in the box provided to your guests. They “Pop” it open upon receipt, and save the tin can to attach to your “get away car” after the reception. Sound like more trouble than it’s worth…that’s what I was thinking….
The “bride and groom invite” is my favorite among this group. I think it’s cute while still being classic. Planning a destination wedding with a beach theme? Then the “Flip Flop” invites are for you! If your wedding’s formal…you may want to reconsider. Upon receipt the guest realizes immediately your wedding will be a relaxed affair…
I love, love this “pop up church” wedding invitation. The only downside, think of the cost per invite. I’m sure they’re not cheap… not to mention the extra postage charge! Feeling a little playful? What about the “Spinner Invitation” below? While cute, I think it would be more in keeping with a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Whatever you decide, allow time for shipping, printing, (reprinting for possible misstates!), and the time consuming addressing and stuffing of the envelopes. If you chose to have a calligrapher address your invitations, his/her time must be factored in as well.