Things to Think about When Designing Your Wedding Invitations


Your wedding is a big event that requires perfection in every aspect to ensure that it turns out just the way you want it. One very important aspect of a wedding is the invitations. The look of the invitations is the first thing that sets the tone for the entire wedding. For example, if you have a theme for your wedding, you want it to be represented by how the invitations look. In order to design wedding invitations that represent the wedding of your dreams, there are a lot of things you need to think about.


The first thing you need to consider when designing your wedding invitations is what colours to use. The colours should be the same theme colours as you plan on using for the actual wedding, but remember to keep readability in mind. One of the cornerstones of graphic design is to keep the design appealing while still being practical. Yellow or light gold on a white background might, for example, become very difficult for people to read, thereby defeating the purpose of the invitation. If you are set on using only light colours for your invitations, you should at least frame the letters with a darker colour to make them stand out from the background.


You also need to consider the size of the invitations. Large cards or oddly shaped invitations will require other than standard envelopes, which can be expensive if you have a lot of invitations to send out. Decide what envelope size you wish to use first and then choose an invitation size that is slightly smaller than that to make sure the card fits in the envelope. Avoid designing your invitations in the form of postcards without envelopes, as this might damage the card while it's being transported, making it unreadable.


Another thing that you can consider when designing your wedding invitations is to design the other printable items you need at the same time. Menus, thank you notes, and programmes for the wedding should preferably look similar to your invitation design for a sense of continuity. If you've hired a company to print your different cards, then ordering all of the cards at the same time could prove to be less expensive, as you most likely will get a bulk purchase discount. Just remember that not all of your printed materials need to look exactly the same. It's enough to keep colours and patterns the same for the different items to give a cohesive impression. 


25 May 2016

Beautiful Ideas and Big Projects: A Printing Blog

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