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Showing posts with label Wedding Invitations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wedding Invitations. Show all posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chosing Your Contemporary Wedding Invitations

With a dizzying range of contemporary wedding invitations on the market today it's difficult to know where to start when selecting your invites. It's important to remember that this is the first indication to all of the theme and tone of your wedding. You probably wouldn't have a traditional country style invite for a minimalist modern city wedding. For contemporary wedding invitations there's something for everyone and for those unsure where to start a few simple choices will help narrow the selection down.

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Colours and Seasons
Let's start with colour as this seems a good starting point for most couples. The choice can seem daunting, but perhaps more straightforward once you consider that bridesmaid' dresses or floral arrangements can be one of the first considerations for a colour scheme, glimpses of which may then be interweaved throughout the day. For example, a rose pink and spring green could be incorporated into your wedding stationery once softened with white or ivory. The bridesmaids could then be showcased in rose pink, with floral accents throughout the day in pink and green, i.e. from buttonholes and handheld arrangements to favours and reception flowers.

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Consider the seasons when selecting your wedding stationery. Spring would be the ideal time to incorporate a fresh spring green, and summer lends itself to beautiful shades of cornflower blue. Warm tones in gold and burnt orange suit an autumnal theme and berry red against a snow white card hint at a wintery wedding. A little bit of subtle sparkle also works for a Christmas theme. Should you not wish to relate your invitations to a particular season, then popular choices are classic black and white, or a stylish cappuccino shade. Once a colour has been selected you can start thinking about the style of your invitations. The wedding ceremony and reception venues could both lend some ideas. For a traditional church ceremony you may want something more straightforward, but for a civil ceremony you may wish for a less ornate invite.

Font Style
Fonts may be adapted to suit the personality of the occasion and with hundreds to choose from there's something to suit all tastes. From richly ornate to the more minimalistic of fonts, there are plenty to select from. One way of treading the middle ground to good effect is to select an ornate font for the first letter of each word and a simpler font for the remaining letters. This gives sufficient interest to the front of your invitation without becoming overly 'flowery'.

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Wording
The etiquette of invitation wording can often become a difficult point when deciding how to put together the actual text required. One point to bear in mind is that the wedding invitation will generally be addressed from the hosts themselves, so decide if you require your invites sent from the Bride and Groom, or from one, or both sets of parents. For families that may have extended families involving step-parents etc. the hosting can be more complicated, but any good wedding stationery will be able to offer advice in this area.

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Budget
Budget is a major consideration for most couples and if you consider the scope of invitations on the market there is something to suit all, from off-the-peg invites where date, time location etc. is handwritten by the hosts, through to bespoke individually handcrafted invites where every detail can be amended to exact specifications. The invitations are truly an indication of the type of wedding you have been invited to, and also serve as a keepsake, so their importance should never be underestimated. All the above offers guidelines only. There are ultimately No hard and fast rules as long as the wedding stationery meets your requirements. There is always scope to do something unique or contradictory. For that laid back sunny beach wedding why not have a traditional invitation with intricate script and pretty ribbons. Or alternatively introduce your own theme, such as the 1920's theme, a New York socialites wedding

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to Choose Sophisticated Black and White Wedding Invitations

Black and White Wedding Invitations Conveys Extreme Sophistication
Vivid and rich, extremely sophisticated black and white theme wedding invitations will definitely spell high elegance and purity. Right choices of design elements will give your black and white wedding invitations such lively, full of mystery wedding event. The guest will surely get their hands on your invitation to read the details and remember the dates.

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Choosing sophisticated black and white wedding invitations will allow you to convey how elegant, or how highly formal your wedding is, or how modern, conventional or chic your fabulous wedding be. Black and whites designs give you total versatility of the theme you want to have.

For highly luxurious weddings, white rich floral loops on a pure black textured canvass makes it very elegant and sophisticated. Fonts with big loops and tails gives the impression of a rich traditional event is about to happen.

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If you want something modern with minimalist designs of black and white design elements, adding a few snapshots of your happy moments will make the trick. Black and white pictures can also add to the minimalist impact of the invitation, or you can choose to clip lively, vibrant pictures that become the center of attention of the one who will read it.

Browsing several invitation sites will give you the idea of how you want your invitation to look like. Enough time is all you need to gather all the ideas and imagine how your bold or minimal your black and white wedding invitation be. If you want to put some colors, you may absolutely do so without changing the overall all touch of being black and white theme of the design.

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Putting some flowery vines accents or vivid pictures, as long as they blend well on the over-all design concept will surely hit the nail and will still yield sophisticated drama of the invitation. You can also make use of vibrant see through envelopes, where the hue of black and white can still be seen.

Of course you can always choose black wedding invitations with a minimal amount of other colors. The main invitation can be black and then you can add other colors in the form of the text color or accents, like flowers, vines, or other decorative items.

Black and white wedding invitations are simply outcome of how modern we are now. You don't need to ban blacks on your weddings. Instead, make use of this bold and distinct color to make your invitation unique, outstanding and sophisticated one that will be truly remembered and kept by your guests.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bold Red Wedding Invitations

Brides looking for bold and vibrant invitations may want to consider using red wedding invitations. This traditional color has strong ties to love. Many brides find that red invitations make a bold statement concerning love that they are anxious to exhibit at their wedding. Choosing red wedding invitations is a bold move that will draw your guests attention to the invitation and leave a lasting impression.

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They are available in a variety of styles and can suit any wedding budget. For a dramatic look consider pairing it with accents with a black background. For a bold and simple look a solid it with silver or black writing will suffice. Brides looking for a softer look may want to pair a white or cream invitation with red accents. it also pairs well with colors such as pink, gray, tan and many other colors.

Red invitations are also very easy to create for the DIY bride. You can easily pair a red background with an elegant vellum sheet with your wedding details. If you want a traditional invitation with only a touch of red, consider using a traditional invitation and adding a photograph of the couple to be. If the couple wears red accents in their photograph it will be a soft red touch to the invitation.

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Red can also grace other invitation styles with simple touches. Consider highlighting the it with a single heart or red flower. There are endless possibilities for showcasing it in your wedding invitations.

Red wedding invitations are not only a beautiful and elegant choice for an invitation they also a wonderful selection for brides wishing to include red elements into her ceremony. Some simple ways to incorporate the color into your wedding are red accents on the cake, red favors, red roses or other red flowers, red bridesmaid dresses, and other ideas.

For a bold and beautiful wedding it is wise to choose an equally bold invitation. Red wedding invitations are the perfect bold complement to a red wedding. You may even want to consider pairing your red invitations with beautiful red envelopes to create an especially bold statement.

Whatever style red wedding invitation you choose, red invitations will make a bold statement to your guests. The many choices that are available will make selecting an invitation that you love both easy and enjoyable. This beautiful red invitation will serve as an eternal reminder of the romance exhibited on your wedding day.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Coming Up With Personalized Wedding Invitations

In most weddings, the invitations are the ones that help to speak of what the guests are to expect from the wedding. From the cards they will be able to judge if a wedding will be glamorous or if it going to be an ordinary wedding. It is for this reason that people will go out of their way to ensure that their wedding invitations send the right message. Apart from these the wedding invitations also tell of the story of the couple that culminated to the wedding day and one way of doing this is through the use of personalized wedding invitations. Personalizing wedding invitations means using some items on the card to reflect the personality of the bride and groom. These days many couples have opted to choose items such as special songs, poems and photos for their invitations.

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It is not strange to find couples coming together with friends to work on their personalized wedding invitations. This often works for the couples that are planning the wedding on a shoe string budget and for those are skilled in this kind of thing. There are quite a number of websites that have free templates that could be used for making the invitations in case on is stranded but still wants to be unique.

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Among the details to include in a personalized wedding invitation is the venue of the wedding, the names of the families, the time when guests should be seated and so on. Couples who choose to make their own invitation cards should also know that they may be required to take care of envelopes as well. It will also be upon them to know the printing deadlines and such kind of stuff.

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Then there are those people who do not have the necessary skills and still want their invites to be personalized. For this group the only solution will be to hire a designer to handle the job for them. While there are some designers who will make the couple dig deeper into their pocket for the money to cover the costs of designing the cards, there are those who are fair and will provide cheaper services.

When dealing with a designer it is also important that the couple stresses the importance of the designer meeting the deadline they will set. If there are any discounts for the couple as they will be making the designs in bulk is another thing they should look into before settling on a particular designer. Personalized wedding invitations are in some instances done on personalized stationery and this kind of stationery usually comes with the printed message from the couple either on the main card on in a small insert that is placed inside the card.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rose Wedding Invitations - A Floral Touch to Your Wedding Celebration


Rose wedding invitations are the epitome of romantic wedding stationery. Roses are often associated with romanticism. Red roses are often given on valentine's day to show your love and affection for your partner.
Red roses are the most popular colour choice to decorate wedding stationery. However, yellow, pink and white flowers sometimes make an appearance. If you choose red I recommend using a cream or ivory card for the basis of the design. For yellow, white or pink a white coloured board is recommended.

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To compliment the design further use subtle hints of foil to accentuate the design. Gold foil compliments red and pink roses, whereas silver foil works well with yellow and white.

How the flowers decorate the card depends on the style of card you choose. Some flat postcard styles use petal confetti to decorate the wedding invite. Some designs use interlocking flowers or a bunch of roses. For a 3D effect, paper or satin flowers can be used on the design.

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If you want to make the invitations yourself, why not create a heart shape pattern using several paper or satin flowers? First draw a heart on your wedding invitations. Then glue 3D roses to this outline, you can leave it there or if you want, continue until the entire heart is filled. Or, if you want to keep things simple, just use one single flower on the front of the design. This can add a surprising impact to the wedding card and create an elegant feel to your wedding stationery.

To complete the wedding theme you may want to decorate your reception tables with vases of roses. Scatter petals across the tables and maybe give rose scented candles as wedding favours.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations


These days the beach wedding tradition is growing with a faster pace as more and more couples are opting for a less traditional and more relaxed atmosphere for their big day. It continues to attract more couples to the water's edge for their ceremony.

Every single couple wants their wedding to be unique and special as it is the only day of their life which they were dreamed since childhood. So they prefer a beach wedding to make their dream comes true. The blue skies, sunset view and brisk ocean breeze will give them an amazing wedding environment. Another reason for choosing a beach wedding is that it offers a lot of relaxation and comfort to the couple.

Now a beach wedding can certainly be a lot of fun, but it's no easier in planning than any other wedding. The first thing that you will come up with is your wedding invitation because it is a great way to set the tone and give your guests an idea of what's to come. Here are some fun beach theme invitation ideas for a beach wedding.

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations
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Sea shell style invitations - Sea shell style invitations are my favorite because they bring the beach to life. They are accented with real sea shells, raffia and textured sand products where the sliced sea shells add a beautiful and authentic touch to the wedding invitation cards. Even they also seem unique, fun and classic if designed with a pocket fold style.

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations
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Sandal style invitations - This style invitation is a complete departure from tradition. It is a perfect choice for couples who are having a casual beach wedding. This is still the most elegant and fun style among the beach wedding cards.

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations
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Ocean style invitations - Ocean style is one of the cool styles that uses fun shapes of waves or seashores in the beach theme. To make this style invitation, you simply have to purchase three different bracket sized cards. Use them in different shapes as we see into the depths of the ocean. You can also use darker or lighter shades of blue to give them an ocean feel.

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations
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Bamboo pocket fold style invitations - This style of invitation cards shows how classy, unique and modern ceremony you are planning. They are considered as the most glamorous style beach invites when adorned with a black lip oyster shell and ribbon embellishment.

Different Types of Beach Wedding Invitations
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Starfish invitations - Starfish is the most popular style in beach invitations which peoples are opting because of the fact that it is a romantic element of the seas that conveys deep and divine love. Moreover, it also includes some essential pieces you will need for your beach wedding or special events.

So, these are some popular ideas which make your beach wedding invitation look special and unique.


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Monday, December 1, 2014

Personalized Wedding Invitations - Why They Are Worth the Effort

Personalized Wedding Invitations - Why They Are Worth the Effort



Personalized wedding invitations leave an unforgettable impression on guests and are the first means whereby recipients have an idea of what your wedding tone and theme will be. If your wedding celebration is fully personalized, why should you even compromise on your invites?

Personalized Wedding Invitations
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Personalized wedding invitations tend to be more expensive than the normal wedding invites, but for the everlasting impact that they are able to create in your guests hearts, they are definitely worth your sweat and money.

These kinds of invitations need your whole dedication to designing them, to get the kind of impression you want to create in people's minds. As mentioned, it is the firsthand indication of what your wedding theme and tone will be, and is a prelude to what your wedding will be like. Looking at your painstakingly designed invitations will enable your guests to expect what to look forward to during the reception. Personalized wedding invitations are definitely worth the effort.

Personalized Wedding Invitations
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How should I go about to personalize my wedding invitation?
It is best that you choose colors and themes that reflect your personality as a couple as well as colors that reflect the theme of your wedding event. If you choose something like white background, and gold borders with embossed wordings, it tells your guests to expect a traditional wedding, you get the idea.

The easiest way is to simply use the colors which you are going to use to decorate your wedding venue, and incorporate it into your wedding invitation card. You could create a more 3-D effect by having hand-folded flowers attached to your card.

If the both of you created a logo that represents your wedding, you could also have it printed on your card. Another way you could consider is to include a romantic quote or a short poem to create the mood for a romantic wedding.

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Personalized Wedding Invitations
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What should I look out for?
Be careful not to leave out the important details in your wedding invitations. Some people tend to be too carried away with the design of it that they miss out on the wedding location, date or time. If any of these is left out, then it defeats the purpose of having the prettiest invitation ever created. Take special care to check your guests' names are spelled correctly as well, and do not leave out anyone in your guest list.

Personalized wedding invitations can take up a lot of your time and effort, but if they are designed properly they can add value to your wedding celebration. So let your creativity flow and have fun with designing them! They will be worth the while.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Romantic Valentines Wedding Invitations Ideas

Romantic Valentines Wedding Invitations Ideas

Romantic Valentines Wedding Invitations Ideas

Calling all you romantics out there who have set their wedding date on Valentines day.


Many people associate February 14th with the color red. Your invitations can also be choose in various colors such as golds, bronze colours. Try adding a little lace for a romantic touch.

Romantic Valentines Wedding Invitations Ideas
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For our own invitations back in the day. We ordered a rectangular envelope style. The top part of the invite overlapped. Meeting in the centre of the front. Then we choose a pair of love hearts which sealed the invitation. We also choose to have a scalloped design around the edge of the invite. We choose lemon and white colours. You can perhaps pink and silver. Or try red and white for a passionate invite color.

Another idea for your romantic cards would be a single white rectangular card with silver writing. The couples can have the bride and groom names written on the front.

Romantic Valentines Wedding Invitations Ideas
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Try choosing a red color or pink colour. Add a ribbon complete with a love heart circle filled with zirconiums. Attach the ribbon to either the side of the invite or in the middle of the invitation. Perhaps just underneath the names. Try gluing a couple of zirconiums onto the invite to add a little more glamour.
Butterflies are also associated with romantics.

You can make your own hand made wedding invitation. Try pasting small butterflies onto your cards. Again you can either select a red colored invite or a pale pink invite.

Romantic Valentines Wedding Invitations Ideas
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For the truly romantics. You can choose to have a pale pink border around a white invitation.
Add a little white lace over the top of the border.

Attaching a pink ribbon on one side of the border. Select some artificial pearls and place them over the lace. You can try and intertwine the pearls around the ribbon to complete the look.

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For the ultimate in romantic gesture why not use lace to cover your invite instead of envelopes. You can secured with a brooch pin. Then hand deliver your invites to your guests. The lace can be in a pretty cream color. Try using a soft pale pink colour for a floaty, romantic invite. A Valentines Day wedding invite is always with a vibrant red color.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why Decorating Your Wedding Invitations With Ribbon Has Become a Global Trend

Why Decorating Your Wedding Invitations With Ribbon Has Become a Global Trend


Weddings can be extremely expensive, which is why some people try to do as much as they can on a budget. This is one of the reasons why DIY wedding invitations with ribbon have become popular throughout the world. Now it is possible to still have a classy invitation without having to ask the experts to do it for you.

Why Decorating Your Wedding Invitations With Ribbon Has Become a Global Trend
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Why Decorating Your Wedding Invitations With Ribbon Has Become a Global Trend
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Wedding invitations with ribbon have become a global trend. The majority of people will choose to make their own invitations in an effort to save money and make sure that they are absolutely perfect. Putting ribbons on invitations has always been a trend. It gives the invitation a sophisticated edge that is expected from a wedding invitation. If you want to create memorable wedding invitations for your wedding, you can follow these handy tips:
  • Placing the ribbon around the corners: this ribbon will need to be slender and should complement the colours on the existing invitation. You can simply wrap the ribbon around the two opposite corners in order to give it that stylish edge. Once this has been done, you can use any extra pieces to create a bow on top of the upper corner.
  • Bow on the top: Placing a bow straight across the top of the invitation is simple to do. Cut two slits at the top of the invitation at the centre. Choose your ribbon colour (again, the ribbon needs to be a slender one) and thread the ribbon through the two slits to make a bow. It's as simple as that.
  • Tied together: some people refer to getting married as "tying the knot". You can play with this idea by tying two different, thin ribbons together in a knot. Pick two colours that complement 'his and hers' choices as well as the invitation colour.
  • Ribbon band: if you are not the most creative of people, take the simple yet elegant route. Find a thick ribbon and place it around the centre of the invitation. You can then tie this ribbon into a bow in order to add that extra touch.
Why Decorating Your Wedding Invitations With Ribbon Has Become a Global Trend
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Why Decorating Your Wedding Invitations With Ribbon Has Become a Global Trend
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You can use ribbon to your advantage in many different ways throughout your wedding. Your invitations are the first look that your guests will get with regard to the colour scheme and/or theme of your wedding. This is why you need to dedicate some time to getting them absolutely perfect.

If you would prefer not to spend money on getting them professionally made, you can add your own special touch by using ribbon, complementary colours and stunning calligraphy. Your ribbon choice is completely up to you. However, it would be wise to consider choosing satin or organza. In some cases, ribbons are wired, thus making it easier to manipulate them into the perfect bow for your invites.


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Things to Take Into Consideration When Ordering Vintage Wedding Invitations

Vintage wedding invitations have grown in popularity over the years because of their timeless elegance. There is something elegant, sophisticated and beautiful about this particular type of stationery, which has brides from around the world choosing this as their wedding stationery of choice for their special day.
There are some things you need to take into consideration when choosing vintage wedding invitations and the most important is that the invites blend in with your theme on the day.

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Most brides choose a theme, whether they're having a summer wedding filled with bright yellow and blue flowers or they've chosen an elegant theme which incorporates plenty of gold's, blacks and silvers.
Another important element when choosing vintage wedding invitations is colour. This type of invite was delicate and sophisticated. Colours weren't overly bold, but rather paler and less "in your face." There is often plenty of black, silver and golf in the design, maybe with some aqua blue, pale green or orange to bring the colours together to form the foundation of the invite.

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Some brides find that incorporating lace into their design adds that timeless elegance to their invites. Lace is a stunning addition to an invite, though it won't only make it appear older, but is also a more girlie choice. This is something you will need to discuss with your future husband before making any final decisions.

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Make the use of symbols. Many vintage wedding invitations had symbols, romantic and ceremonious symbols such as birds or flowers can be a welcome addition to the overall design of the invite, while incorporating your theme and keeping the stationery elegant and sophisticated. Do some research, have a look through some websites and get inspiration for your own designs before making any final decisions.
Keep it simple. This cannot be stressed enough. It's so easy when working with vintage wedding invitations to get carried away in the design of the invite that you overload it. Rather remember to keep it simple. Simplicity can leave your invites looking spectacular and giving guests a taste of the magnificent beauty they can expect on your very special day.

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Your wording should be carefully put together to create an inspiring invitation. These invites are normally introducing the day, saying who is getting married and giving guests the relevant information on the service and reception. Don't get carried away and make it too long winded. When putting your wording together get inspiration online from other wedding invitations you have seen, speak to your stationery company and see what they recommend and then ensure that you have the necessary information to let guests decide whether they are available to join you on your memorable day.

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The biggest mistakes brides make when designing their wedding invitations is to go with a font that is impossible to read. Remember you want your guests to attend your wedding, so you need to ensure that they can all read where it is, when it is and who is getting married. Using two different fonts can be beneficial with headings in an elegant italics to blend in with the design of the invite and the important wording in a clearer and more readable font, in a size that everyone attending can manage.

Finally, take care when ordering your invites. You want to ensure you only order from the best stationery suppliers with extensive wedding invite experience. You need to know your stationery is going to arrive and will be the highest quality with clear and readable printing.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lace Wedding Invitations - Why it is a Popular Idea For Your Wedding!

During your journey to find the perfect wedding invitations, we believe you would have at some point, come across wedding invitations embellished with lace fabric, patterns or perhaps some other lace-inspired prints and designs.


This fabric, as you can see for yourself, is certainly a very popular textile which has commonly been used in many weddings throughout the decades, and no less, is used extensively in many wedding invitation designs.
Lace is popular due to many factors as identified below:


  1. It can be ultra feminine and give that beautiful delicate look. Lace has been used extensively in everyday ladies fashion, featuring on womens' tops, blouses, skirts, dresses and lingerie. Lace is also commonly used in the home, in curtain designs and dining table overlays. It is that feminine and delicate look which has resulted in its widespread use. If you are after lace invitations for its delicate and feminine appeal, consider the array of vintage or white/cream/apricot coloured lace designs which deliver what you desire.
  2. It can be seductive, alluring and sensual. Lace is one of the most common fabrics used in lingerie and it is with this association, that many attribute lace to be a rather provocative and sensual fabric. If done correctly, the addition of lace on ones wedding invitations can give an image of both sexiness and class! For the alluring lace look, consider black lace designs- perhaps striking black lace on white card!
  3. It is beautiful to touch! Draping an invitation with lace fabric is beautiful because guests will not only be able to marvel at the design, but they can also feel the texture of the lace.


We would like to point out, that while some like the idea of lace wedding invitations, there are certainly those out there who may worry that lace on invitations is too "girly"! This is a common concern for many husband-to-be in particular.
The solution?


We believe its all about balance! Adding just the slightest touch of lace in this case (perhaps with just a small print or a small line of lace stuck to the card) can still give that gorgeous lace look, and keep the males happy!