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Wedding Invitation Kits: Why Use Them & How to Word Your Invite

Purple Handmade Paper Invitation Kit

Why Use an Invitation Kit

Using a wedding invitation kit is a great idea if you are looking for a way to create a beautiful wedding invitation on a lower budget. Kits offer a variety of designs, colors, and shapes, for you to choose from and then mold into the perfect wedding invitation for your special day. Each kit will offer its own variation of response cards, invitations, envelopes, and even templates, but the catch is they will come with a limited number. This is where you need to make sure to pay attention to make sure the cost of the invitation kit will in fact be less than printing your invitation through a company. BUT $54 for 50 invitations may be a price worth the extra work, plus it leaves you room to completely personalize the wording of your invitation. 

How to Word Your Invite

So how do you word a wedding invitation? This will depend a lot on you and your preferences. One of the first things to consider is who the invite is coming from; for example are the bride and groom inviting their guests, is the invitation from the brides parents, the bride and groom's parents, or perhaps divorced parents? Traditionally wedding invitations are worded to be from the brides parents, but as time has gone on the tradition has, of course, transformed. But with so many options, there comes that many more decisions. 

From the Bride and Groom: A generic wedding invite

Cute and Sappy Quote (Optional)

Bride's Name

and 

Groom's Name

request the honor of your presence at their marriage

Day of the week, day of month, month

Year

at half after __ o'clock

Location

Address Pearl Border Ivory Invitation Kit

Sample

And we shall become as one to share every moment of our lives... 
Daisy Smith 
and 
Jacob Wask
request the honor of your presence at their marriage 
Friday, the twenty second of June 
two thousand thirteen 
at four o'clock 
Church of Christ 
1302 Westminster Avenue 
Seattle, Washington

Gold Hearts Invitation Kit

From the Bride and Groom's Parents: This wording from Invitations Consultants is ADORABLE for a winter wedding! 

The weather outside may be 
frightful, but the wedding inside will be delightful 
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brown 
and 
Doctors William and Sally Baker 
invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting 
their children 
Cindy 
and 
Matthew 
Thursday, the eighteenth of December 
two thousand eighteen 
five o'clock in the evening 
St. Joseph Catholic Church 
22 East Bay Road 
Atlanta, Georgia

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The Wedding Invitation: How to Pick the Perfect One

"Come Away With us" Wedding Invitation Wedding invitations are kind of a big deal in the world of wedding planning. Why? Wedding invitations are one of the first introductions that your guests have to your wedding. Whether the invitation you send is formal, laid-back, themed, DIY, or plain-Jane, will give your guests an idea of what to expect on the wedding day. This can lead to what kind of gifts they will buy you, how they might dress, and how long they expect to stay. It is not really a matter of which one is better, but which invitation is best for your wedding.   Silver Jacket Invitations Kit For the Formal Wedding:  A Formal wedding needs, of course, a formal invitation. Some of the best styles will be an invitation simply trimmed in gold, silver, or your main wedding color. The font would need to be clean, perhaps your names in a cursive, but clear and legible. You want everything to scream classy. It is probably best to pick a paper that is white or creme, and most definitely a hard card stock. Also, a nice touch would be to have the invitation tied in a ribbon. Don't do anything crazy; we don't want to see neon or anything resembling spandex, but a nice satin ribbon to add a light touch of color.     Peter + Kristy’s Rustic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

For the Themed Wedding:

If you are having a themed wedding, do NOT miss out on the opportunity your wedding invitation presents. It is the first step in creating that fairy tale, Great Gatsby, Whovian, "adventure is out there", atmosphere. You can't send a silver trimmed wedding invitation out and then have your guests show up to a carnival themed wedding with tickets, photo booths, dancing, fire jugglers, and games. It would be misleading. Plus, there is so much fun you can have with it. If you love books and want to have the written word at the center of your wedding, send out invitations styled like library check out cards. Or, if you are like the many that fell in love with Disney's Up, why not design invitations that look like hot air balloons or like the mailbox with the his and her hand print?. A themed wedding often leads to a lot of do-it-your-own, but for the perfect invitation you don't have to do-it-your-own completely. Try finding invitation kits that will start you out with the basics and then you can add your own design to it.  

 Botanical Green Invitations Kit Brown and Ivory Invitation Kit
For the Seasonal Wedding: If you are planning a wedding around a particular season, you of course need a seasonally coordinated themed wedding invitation. This doesn't mean a fall wedding requires maple leaves on the invitation, unless, of course, you really like maple leaves. It does, however, mean that you need to look for invitation styles that keep with a certain tone to match the season. A spring wedding, for example, lends to floral designs or garden foliage, and light colors, while a fall wedding is in need a warmer tones like brown, gold, deep red, burnt orange, and other colors that are more likely to remind you of snuggling up in a blanket. In the fall, it is also a great time to play with textures. For example, you can use a burlap tie, instead of a ribbon. Or in the spring, you can play with embossed designs to add levels to your design, but still keep it light and airy. 

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The Secret behind Inexpensive Wedding Invitations

The Evolution of Inexpensive Wedding Invitations

Inexpensive Wedding Invitations

It’s a complete myth that you can’t find quality elegant inexpensive wedding invitations for your upcoming nuptials that fit your style. With the evolution of print media and the prevalence of online resources at your 21st century disposal, even the thriftiest bride can find inexpensive wedding invitations that fit the theme and style of her day. With resources such as inexpensive wedding invitations kits and packages, anyone with access to a printer (either one at home or in a copy shop) can create one-of-a-kind high-quality inexpensive wedding invitations. Most inexpensive wedding invitations (specifically the ones in kits) also come with other bits of stationary for your wedding.   Many inexpensive wedding invitations sets feature more than one design, depending on the option you choose. Even if you don’t like the featured design on a set of inexpensive wedding invitations, always click on them to check for additional designs.   Sets of customizable and varied inexpensive wedding invitations often also feature stationary like programs, table numbers, save-the-dates, and menus. The more cohesive and custom your stationary, the more put-together your day looks as a whole. So stop thinking that inexpensive wedding invitations have to be custom-ordered from an overpriced graphic designer and start planning the design you want featured in your own inexpensive wedding invitations!
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