Elegant wedding invitations can be purchased from various designers and fine art creators, but they can also be designed by a talented happy couple. In the following lines, you will see how to create your very own elegant wedding invitations at home.
An elegant wedding is more than $10,000, so it is natural for a couple to desire to save some money at least on their wedding invitations, and try to create those invitations themselves. With a little bit of patience, some supplies and a lot of hours at their disposal, a happy couple can create simple, yet elegant wedding invitations, right from the comfort of their home.
The first step when designing your own elegant wedding invitations is to choose a font. Yes, choosing the font of your future invitations is the first thing that has to be considered, before selecting the design of your invitations. This happens because in case of some elegant wedding invitations, the design of the invitation is not that important, as the layout and the font of the invitation. Therefore, choose a font that you like, by searching the available fonts on your computer, or other fonts, that are available online. When you seek for fonts for wedding invitations online, be prepared to pay a certain amount of money to download a specific font. After choosing the font of your wedding invitations, select a layout, and create your text. The wording of the wedding invitations can be generated by yourself or chosen online; unlike the font mentioned earlier, for which you need to pay a certain fee, for wording, you don't have to pay anything.
After selecting the font and wording of your invitations, print them by using a word processing program like Microsoft Word. When the invitations are ready, add some enhancements, such as pressed flowers, Swarovski crystals, ribbons, beads and many others, in the colors of your future wedding.
Do not forget about the envelopes, that will contain the wedding invitations. Envelopes have to feature the same font that you have used for your invitations. However, this is not necessary, so if you want to use Times New Roman to write the names of those who will receive your invitations, and Cambria to write the wedding invitations, you can do this, because there is no etiquette regarding the use of matching fonts for the wedding invitations and their envelopes. But there is an etiquette regarding wedding invitations, and this refers to sending not only wedding invitations beautifully placed in some envelopes, but also reply cards and thank you cards. At the same time, if you plan a wedding shower as well, you should send elegant wedding shower invitations too.
Purple is selected by many brides for their wedding, because there is nothing more beautiful than having a royally-like wedding. Just imagine, violet wedding invitations announcing an elegant wedding, purple bouquets present all around the wedding venue, a bride and groom dressed in purple clothes, violet wedding decorations and many others.
Today, we want to show you that you can amaze your guests from the very beginning, even before entering your reception hall, by sending them some handmade purple wedding invitations. A wedding invitation is meant to notify the receiver that he or she is invited to an upcoming celebration. Usually, from the tone of the invitation, potential participants understand if the wedding will be formal or less formal, if they have to dress casually or elegantly, if they can come to the wedding with their children or not, and many others.
Creating your very own wedding invitations can be difficult, especially if you are not a graphic artist, who does banners and designs all day long. But you can create some lovely wedding invitations too, if you pay attention to what we will present next.
The first thing is to open a graphics-editing program on your computer. Software programs like this can be bought or downloaded for free. If you do not want to use the program too long, we recommend not to invest money in a graphics program.
After downloading the program, start a new file by choosing a document size corresponding to your desires regarding your future invitations. Make sure that the program you use allows you to insert pictures; if the program is not capable of handling insertions of pictures, download another program suitable to your needs. A wedding invitation that does not feature a lovely picture is a bit sad, therefore you definitely need to use the right program.
Choose a design theme, from the large variety of themes present online, or create your own theme, by drawing what you want. Also, now is the time to determine if you want to create an elegant wedding invitation, where to use colors like purple and black, or a flower-power wedding invitation, featuring tulips, purple irises and pansies.
When you are done with selecting your theme and with the design of your future wedding invitations, decide upon a layout and wording. If you have selected to send elegant wedding invitations, obviously the layout of your invitations will be a classic one; if, on the other hand, you have selected to offer your guests some casual invitations, the layout can be an informal one. Either way, the invitations have to contain all the necessary details, like the wedding date, location, starting hour and information about the dressing code.
Wedding invitations can be included in many categories, depending on many factors. Thus, by their price, we have cheap invitations and expensive invitations, by the method of sending them, there are postal invitations and online invitations, by the method of creating them, we have handmade invitations and invitations made by machine, by their level of formality, we have formal invitations and informal invitations and so on.
Wedding planning can be overwhelming for a couple that does not benefit of the services provided by a wedding planner. At the same time, this process can be also expensive. And because many couples do not always have the financial means to throw an extremely glamorous wedding, they prefer to search for only the cheapest wedding decorations, attire, invitations, cake, flowers and so on. And one of the best ways to save some money is to purchase cheap invitations. A wedding invitation is something that will be read in less than one minute, and that will be most likely thrown to the garbage within the next month after it is received by its recipients. In this case, why spend hundreds of dollars on expensive wedding invitations, when they will face the same destiny? Purchase cheap invitations by searching for invitations like this online or at local stationery stores. Select or mention the price range that you have in mind for your wedding invitations, and the website or the sales representative will offer you the best choices in that price range you have selected.
Another very popular category of wedding invitations, besides the one referring to cheap invitations, is the category regarding unusual invitations. In this category, we can include wedding invitations sent on a CD or DVD, wedding invitations as large as a concert poster, invitations enhanced by all sorts of embellishments, such as silver charms, ribbons, buttons, and even clay beads, or textile invitations, made of silk, cotton, satin, velvet, charmeuse and other fabrics. An unusual wedding invitation should contain all the elements featured by a traditional wedding invitation; here we are referring to the bride and groom’s names, their wedding date, the location of their wedding ceremony and the time when the wedding ceremony will start, the location of their wedding reception and also the time when this will start, and the bride or groom's telephone number, where participants are required to confirm or deny their presence at the wedding. A flexible couple should also take into consideration their guests’ answers received on e-mail, or face-to-face. And if they really want to respect the wedding invitations etiquette, they should send RSVPs as well, that will be used by their potential guests, in order to respond to their wedding invitations.
Several wedding invitations have a higher rate of success than others. So we cannot stop wondering what are those elements that make this type of invitations be more successful than other types?
Well, first of all, we have the color of these invitations. In most cases, those invitations that have the power of making a potential guest change his/her opinion regarding a future wedding, feature some pale colors, such as yellow, orange, green, purple, blue. Powerful colors give them the sensation that their decision (of not going to a certain event) is the right one, but pale colors, make them think this over and in some cases, even change their mind.
Today, we will speak about the significance of the green color and present several patterns that are appropriate for green wedding invitations.
Green is the second most popular color (after blue), occupying plenty of space in the spectrum visible to the human eye. It is considered that humans are very influenced by what they see, this is why they have chosen blue and green as their primordial colors; blue is the color of the sky and green, of the nature. And when we think of nature, we tend to relax; this is exactly what green does when it is represented by a wedding invitation, a piece of clothing, a colored glass, a carpet: it relaxes, especially when it is combined with blue shades. Green is considered the color of ecology, many of the institutions and companies that want to show that they protect the environment, using green in their logos.
Probably the best pattern that can be taken into consideration by a green wedding invitation is to present an element of the nature, such as flowers, leaves, mountains, forests or others. These elements can be drawn or, if it is about flowers or leaves, they can be actually attached to the front cover of the wedding invitation, increasing even more the possibility of receiving an ‘Yes’ from the person who gets such invitation.