Today’s post is all about how to select your wedding invitations. Did you know that your correspondence – i.e. your save the date, invitation, RSVP card, and more – can play an important role in the overall planning of your wedding day decor? It’s true! This means when you are flipping through those invitation booklets at your local stationery boutique or scanning through handmade wedding invitations in The Marketplace, consider the overall theme and style you wish to convey. Your wedding invitation should reflect your wedding day style, tone, and overall color scheme of your event. For example, if you are planning a black tie event, your invitation suite should reflect this particular style; moreover, if your wedding is going to be an informal beach wedding, the same rule applies. And, most of all, pick the perfect wedding invitation that emphasizes your individual style. Read on to see examples of handmade wedding invitations that will utilize each aspect of the event for a more cohesive theme. We’ve also compiled a few inspiration boards to help. Enjoy!
How to Select Your Wedding Invitations
As an example, we are highlighting a few invitation samples from Featured Artisan, Penna Ink. Penna Ink’s designs are geared towards couples who want eco-friendly invitation options and a variety of uses for the design throughout the event. For example, this invitation suite called Initially Pretty features a sunny yellow color and whimsical typography printed onto 100lb. linen cardstock paper. Send to guests to announce your Save the Date…
… and follow it up with this wedding invitation suite in a fun design and matching RSVP card…
… and a thank you card after the wedding!
Then, pull in a few accessories to highlight your favorite parts of the invitation suite. For example, in this inspiration board we tied in yellow, a bit of blue, and deep red hearts to play into the whimsical feel of its design.
(1) – by Sarah Coats Invitations
(2) – by Strawberry Universe
(3) – by The Headband Shoppe
(4) – by Eden’s Wake
(5) – by Love Stitched
(6) – by Buttered Toast
For another example, consider this beach themed wedding suite also by Penna Ink appropriately named Seashore. To begin, here is a bridal shower invitation…
… followed by the wedding invitation…
… and the entire suite including matching place cards and table numbers.
… and a thank you card to send after the wedding:
Again, tie in your accessories to coordinate with your invitation suite. Here is an inspiration board we’ve created to give you some handmade wedding ideas:
(1) – by Dreams by the Sea
(2) – by Ika Bags
(3) – by Echos of Spring
(4) – by Jurates Jewelry
(5) – by Kissa Design
(6) – by Beach House Living
(7) – by Kiwi Tini Creations
For more invitation ideas by this artisan, check out Penna Ink.