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The big day has been finalized and it’s time to start sending out the invitations. YAY! While it might seem like a daunting task because of all the details you need to think about, don’t worry! We’re here to help! Making sure you DO send out invitations is vital for having a successful wedding and/or reception. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?
Many times the wedding invitations are overlooked or rather viewed as a minor part of the wedding. Furthermore, it is often said ‘Don’t worry about getting nice invitations or doing them at all. People just throw them out anyways.’ GASP! We die.
However, this initial part of your wedding planning will set the tone for the overall wedding itself. Not to mention, the information you are sending out will be more than necessary for a successful wedding. While there will always be a few out there who will try to convince you it’s not worth the hassle or the money, there are a few reasons you will absolutely need to send out invites. Not to mention all the fun you will have during the process.
Setting the Tone
The wedding invitations are what sets the tone for the entire event. Something we like to call “leaving a paper trail of pretty for your guests”. When your guests open the envelope for the first time they will automatically start to envision the big day. The chosen fonts and styles of the invitation will reflect your personality and love story for your guests as well as give them hints to the wedding day celebration.
If you are planning an extravagant event with fireworks – um, AWESOME!, – your invitations should reflect this. If you opt for a Halloween-themed wedding, your invitations should showcase this and we’ll consider you as the “coolest person on the planet”. The same concept applies for the more private and intimate wedding ceremonies. Bottom line, the wedding invitations let guests know right away what to expect about your big day.
Creating Feelings of Excitement and Anticipation
Checking your mail and seeing a fancy envelope creates a sense of excitement of something great to come. Since mail is fewer and far between these days, sending out the save the dates and wedding invitations will have your guests looking forward to checking their mail on the regular as well as attending the romantic event itself. EEK! How excited are YOU?!
Once the guests open the invites, there will be a sense of glee and excitement that THEY get to attend YOUR wedding in a few weeks. If one thing is for certain, people love celebrating happy occasions and weddings are one of the happiest events in life to celebrate. Your guests will be counting down the days while they look forward to attending the celebration of your love story.
All the Details Your Guests Need to Know
Giving your guests the wedding invitations will provide them with all the essential and necessary information they need to know for your wedding. A great invitation will not only have style and reflect the personalities of the soon- to- be wedded couple, but it will serve the purpose of informing your guests about all the details of your big day. In other words, an invitation stationery suite is a MUST HAVE for any wedding. No ifs, and, or monkey butts about it.
Keep in mind that the more personalized an invitation looks and feels the more your guests will see that YOU have put your heart and soul into organizing your special day. We can all fist bump to that!
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