Invitations set the benchmark for your wedding and create the initial impression for your family, friends and loved ones about what to expect from your upcoming nuptials. Your invites set the tone for your main event, so here we share our top tips for getting it right with your wedding invites.
Write it right
There are a few key elements of content that need to be included in your wedding invites. These are:
- The names of the bride and groom
- The wedding date and timing
- Location of the ceremony and reception
- RSVP information
Apart from these essential elements, it is at the discretion of each individual couple whether you want to include additional information such as dress code, directions
I have often been asked by couples, "how can I mail my invitations and save the dates so that they arrive safely?".
It is a very reasonable request as lots of time, hard work and money is invested into making invitations and save the dates as unique and special as possible. Having sent thousands of invitations and items through the post network this is a field I know lots about. Below are my recommendations to ensure your invites and save the dates arrive in the best possible condition:
Send Your Invitation in a Padded Envelope
Whether they be paper, magnets, wooden or acrylic invitations I always suggest sending your inin a padded envelope. It may cost a little extra but sending your invites or save the dates in a padded envelope will help protect the invites and will also keep the invites actual envelope in pristine condition - adding to the WOW factor of the invitation. Padded envelopes can be purchased i
Your wedding invitation is the first impression many of your guests will be given about your big day. And you know what they say; you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. With invite options available in materials from acrylic to wood to magnetic, gone are the days when selecting paper design was your only consideration.
So when deciding on your wedding invites it's important to think about what kind of impression you would like to create. Are you thinking fun and funky with a relaxed vibe, or are we talking a formal black-tie affair that oozes stylish sophistication? This should help you determine which wedding invites are right for you.
According to the number one wedding planning gurus in Australia, Wedded Wonderland, the next big thing in invitations is acrylic. They all agree ( as do we ) - acrylic is everything. Unlike the usual card or paper invitations, acrylic is hard-wearing, luxurious and versatile, coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.
So, why is acrylic so unique and what is it?
Acrylic is a piece of plastic also known as Perspex. The 3mm sheet of acrylic is laser cut and engraved by our production team to create a custom and unique invitation design. Acrylic is lightweight and available in a range of terrific colours such as Black, Mirror Gold, Mirror Silver, Clear and Frosted.
Posted: March 04, 2016
A Parisian style monochrome wedding is a beautiful theme to coordinate with and one that can be easily carried out throughout your entire wedding. Not only is black and white a classic theme, it is also timeless and will be forever popular.
The key to pulling a monochrome wedding off it to be mindful of the black to white ratio. You want the white to be the dominating colour, with pops of black thrown in to compliment. After all you don't want a dark and gloomy wedding!
Invitations and Stationary
Start by setting the tone of your wedding and think ab
Posted: February 18, 2016Categories: Invitations, Wedding Theme, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Wedding Tips & Budget, Cake Topper
This week we have been focusing on Rustic Wedding Favours. If you dream of getting married in the countryside, on a farm or in a beautiful garden - this post is for you! We have put our thinking caps on and compiled a list of our top favourite ideas you should consider when planning a Rustic Wedding.
Floral Ceremony Structure
If you are having an outdoor wedding, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing the best location. Florals structures, combined with natural timber, lace and lanterns are the perfect décor to have at your wedding ceremony.
Posted: October 27, 2015
RSVPs can sometimes be a hard thing to get back from your guests. Everybody is very busy in their lives and trying to get your guests to send back cards can sometimes be a bit of a tricky task. Here are 5 tips that can help you get your guests to respond to your invite!
1. Have a deadline!
Let your guest know exactly how to RSVP for your wedding and have a deadline! If you require your guests to post back their response, include a stamp already on the card, allowing your guests to tick YES or NO and then send it back.
A little tip - make sure you get your guest to send back the RSVPs TWO weeks BEFORE you actually need the responses to arrive.
2. Give options on how to reply.
Allow guests to RSVP in a way that is easy for them. Via text, email, or snail mail. Make it
Yes! A creative and useful way to begin your journey to walk down the aisle is by sending out a save the date to friends and family once the date for their big day is locked in.
Not only are save the dates very affordable, you can also have a bit of fun selecting a design and style, which will set the feel your wedding from the very beginning! Save the dates are a great idea and they will definitely get your family and friends pumped up for the big day!
They are also useful to send out if you have guests travelling internationally or interstate for your wedding. Not only does it give them plenty of notice of your big day, but it also allows them to factor in travel, leave, where to stay and their budget.
With most couples, planning
Congratulations you're getting Married! Now its time to start thinking about your wedding date and letting your guest's know when they will be sharing your special day.
Save the Dates make a great first impression and are a great way to get your guests organised and prepared for your day.
If it is a destination wedding, Save the Dates are a great way for your guest to let you know early on if they can make it, and even secure accommodation or time off work as soon as possible.
If you're looking for some inspiration and ideas for your save the dates, you've come to the right place. We have a variety of Save The Dates for many wedding themes.
1. The Beach Wedding
With breathtaking views, sand between your toes and the beers on ice, a beach wedding is an Australian Favourite.
Posted: September 04, 2014
Working in the wedding industry I am constantly asked by couples which type of invitation I would recommend for them. Below I help to cut through the misinformation and provide you with all my knowledge and experience.
Invitations can broadly fit into six categories:
1. DIY Invitations
2. Electronic Invitations
3. Professionally made Paper Invitations
Posted: August 28, 2014
Hollywood's night of nights where all the who's who of the silver screen come together to celebrate their achievements. A night filled with designer frocks, champagne and good times. We often watch in awe and draw inspiration from the scenery and the elegant guests. Today's blog will be discussing and providing ideas to replicate Oscar glamour in true Hollywood style at an affordable price.
Posted: August 28, 2014Categories: Wedding Favours, Engagement, Invitations, Wedding Theme, Favours & Bomboniere, Botanical
When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, picking the right ones is important. A popular trend at the moment is using succulents. They are fresh, long-lasting and are a unique addition to your wedding day! With an assortment of different types and colours, succulents can add a natural, rustic and simple feel to your wedding. Here are 6 creative ways to include succulents in your wedding day: 1. Invitations Right from the start, you could showcase your theme and include succulents in your invitation design!
You are newly engaged! (Congratulations by the way!) But now what?
You have so many things to start thinking about, not to mention the money you have to spend in the coming months and years. We're here to help!
Our designers at Personalised Favours are not only passionate about creating something unique for each customer, but sharing their insights and secrets for choosing the perfect wedding invitation.
We had a chat to Emma, our graphic designer, about some tips & trends to create the perfect invitation that guests will remember for years to come.
Emma believes it is important to start thinking about a theme for your wedding or even a colour scheme early on. "Think of a theme you like, for example a cocktail style Soiree. Do some research into this style. Blacks and creams spring to mind, so use those colours and plan an elegant/ bold style for your invites."