Whether you’ve been engaged for several months or you only got engaged a few days ago, you have likely encountered friends and family members who are more than willing to share their opinions on how you should do things for your wedding. This includes things like the date, the location, the flowers, the wedding dress, the caterer, and even how your wedding invitations should look.
While your family and friends are likely trying to help, having too many people helping can be overwhelming. When it comes to picking the stationery for your wedding invitations and other wedding-related stationery, the important thing to remember is that your invitations and other wedding stationery should fit you as a couple. Just because something worked well for another couple does not mean it will work well for you. When it comes to picking your perfect wedding invitations and other wedding-related stationery, there are several things you can do to ensure that you get the right ones for your needs.
Consider Your Colors or Theme
If you do not already have colors or a theme, now is a great time to consider what wedding colors or theme you want. Knowing your colors can help you decide what colors to use on the invitations. You may even find that the colors you have chosen don’t work as well together as you anticipated and that you need to make some color adjustments. While not all weddings have a theme, if you do have one, your wedding invitations can help to set the tone for what guests can expect. Whether you are having a sports-themed wedding, a beach-themed wedding, a wedding based on your favorite book or movie, or another theme, you can incorporate that into your wedding invitations.
Having a wedding theme may also influence the other stationery you want for your wedding. For example, your wedding theme can often be incorporated into your escort cards, menu, custom napkins, and other stationery for the day. Incorporating your theme into these items helps to create a uniquely special day for you and your spouse.
Consider the Venue
When creating invitations that are uniquely yours, you may want to consider the venue. If you are having a beach wedding or getting married in a park, you may want to allow your invitations to reflect the fun, casual nature of the venue. If your wedding is being held at a more formal location, you may want your wedding invitations to be classier or more elegant than you would want at a more casual location.
While you do want your wedding invitations and other stationery to reflect your style as a couple, there is nothing wrong with seeking inspiration. Don’t be afraid to borrow a little inspiration from friends’ or family members’ weddings. If you are getting a lot of inspiration from one couple’s wedding, you may want to make sure that they are fine with you borrowing from their special day. Often, people are flattered by knowing that their day inspired you, but they may want a little warning.
Pinterest and other online venues are good places to look for inspiration for your wedding invitations and other wedding stationery. You may even be able to find inspiration at a bridal fair or other event focused on planning a wedding.
Make it Yours
Ultimately, your wedding invitations and other wedding stationery should represent you as a couple. Don’t be afraid to go with something a little quirky, maybe even something other people might find a little strange, if it fits with your personalities. While you may not want to go too crazy with your invites, you should never feel like you have to conform to someone else idea of the perfect wedding invitations. Seek to make yourselves happy, and you will have pleased the most important people.