The invitation is the first impression you give your guests of the big day, so it should naturally match the mood you wish to set for the party and radiate the love to be celebrated on this special day. You can opt for the classic look with neat handwriting on beautiful paper and wax seal on the envelope or perhaps a more wild and graphical solution with strong colours and pop-up effect. You may also find that invitations sent by mail are awfully outdated and would rather do an invitation video sent as a link to your guests.
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Regardless of what you do, personality and love should be your guiding stars when you invite your guests. Personality many be expressed by pictures of yourselves or something important in your life. It may also be a few words about your love for each other or how you met. Remember to send out the invitation at least three months in advance and preferably before to make sure that everyone can come. Many send a message as soon as the date has been set and send a formal invitation later.
No matter what you choose, have a look at the following checklist of important information to include in your invitation:
An important detail once the celebrations are over
Remember to send out thankyou cards after the wedding celebrations. Everyone appreciates the recognition and being reminded of the wonderful day. You may choose to make a handwritten note to every single guest, but you can also go for a pre-printed thankyou card and simply add your names. It is customary to include a picture from the day in the thankyou card – either a classic picture of the two of you or perhaps a funny or surprising picture from the day which can be framed.