During your engagement, you have plenty of things to plan for the wedding to go off without an issue. Each aspect takes a deal of time, consideration, and effort. Perhaps one of the first steps after securing your wedding venues is choosing the invitations that match the theme and color scheme of your wedding. There is no reason to fret too much, because Dallas is full of options ranging from professional stationers, calligraphers, and print shops! If you follow some of our helpful tips, the process will be that much more easier on you!
It is important to have your venues reserved well before the invitations are shipped out, and it helps to have a style chosen. You should try your best to correlate the style and colors of your wedding into the invitation cards themselves. You will find that cards range in size, but the standard size for invitations is four and a half inches by six and a quarter inches. There's no rule against using a different style or size for your invitations, but it will certainly adjust the cost of producing and shipping them.
Style, size, and color is not all you need to consider when selecting your invitations. You must pay careful consideration to the information you print on them, and in particular, the style of typeface you wish to present the words in. If you need assistance in deciding what typeface would be aesthetically pleasing, and what words would be suitable to include on the card, you can search for wording guides on online wedding oriented websites. It is important to not crowd the card up, so list only the most crucial components of the invitation such as the date and time of the event, location, names of the wedded-to-be, and of course, RSVP information. If you are trying to have the most elegant invitations as possible, it is advisable to hire a professional calligrapher and stationer. If you do not have the budget for a professional, it is worth familiarizing yourself with computer software such as Adobe illustrator, or specific wedding invitation card generators.
Now that you have a rough version of your invitation, you should have a couple of your grammar-savvy friends proof read it for errors, it is always wise to have an extra set of eyes inspect the card. Before you order the rest of your cards, be sure that the cost of materials and shipping is not going to bankrupt your budget. It is always advisable to order extra cards, and especially get an accurate count of households as each individual guest should not need an invitation if they belong to a family. You will want to stamp and weigh the card to determine correct postage, and double check all your addresses. Once the small details are handled, you can ship out the invitations, and on the night of your wedding, you can feign politeness when the certain guests you sent cards to show up without arranging the RSVP information prior to the event. That's okay, they're here for you despite not being cordial!