Finally now that the wedding industry has nearly rebounded
from last year, it’s time for brides and grooms to get a move on locking down
venues, sending out engagement announcements, and eventually save the dates and
invitations too! Follow along for an ultimate timeline and guide for when you
should be sending out your gorgeous wedding stationery to your guests.
The sooner you can design your dream engagement
announcements the better, especially if you are planning your wedding in under
a year. If you plan to throw an engagement party as well you can opt to combine
the announcement with the party invite for added savings and convenience.
Save the Dates
Mailing your save the dates anywhere from six to eight
months before the big day should give guests ample time to make any
arrangements necessary. Those hosting a destination wedding may consider
sending save the dates even a month or two earlier than this to ensure
affordable travel can be booked and time away from work can be approved.
As a general rule of thumb it’s best to send out official
wedding invitations six to ten weeks before the wedding day. This ensures
they’re not sent too early, but early enough for guests to make any final
adjustments to their plans and for RSVPs and meal selections to be mailed back
Thank You Cards
Brides and grooms who create online registries are often
surprised to see some gifts being delivered before the wedding. If this happens
its common courtesy to respond with a thank you card within two or three weeks
of receiving the gift.
For all other gifts received on or after the wedding day
there is not nearly as much of a rush with this. Since newlyweds are often busy
honeymooning, moving, and adjusting to marriage sending out thank you cards
anywhere from one to three months after the wedding is perfectly acceptable.
Designing and mailing wedding stationery can be one of the
most exciting parts of wedding planning, plus it’s often the very first taste
guests will get of your wedding colors, theme and style. Contact the design
experts at Forever
Friends for 100% custom wedding stationery including announcements, save
the dates, invitation packages, thank you cards, programs, favors and more!
When it comes to your wedding invitations, you always want
them to stand out. Your invitations present you with an opportunity to create
something that is unique to you by combining beautiful elements and printing
techniques. The last thing you want is for your invitations to look similar or
the same to other invitations you have seen. In order to make yours unique and
really add that ‘wow’ factor, then you are going to need to take some time and
prepare a unique invitation. Read on and find a few ways that will really make
yours stand out against the rest.
Use a Beautiful Typeface
A beautiful typeface is a must with any wedding invitation. Some
of the options that are a perfect fit include scripts, brush, calligraphy, and
handwriting fonts. These are highly recommended because of the limited text on
an invitation. Try to pair one of these typefaces with a simpler font like sans
serif for contrast. You can use the more elegant type for names and sans serif
for the rest to really make them stand out.
Customize a Template
When it comes to a template, if you start with a premade
invitation, it can be a great way to get the ball rolling on your custom
design. It can give you an idea on what style best fits the couple and move on
from there. A good template is one that you can fully customize to suit your
unique needs. Change colors, typefaces, pictures, or themes until you create
something you truly love.
Photo Keepsake Option
When you create an invitation, the recipient may throw it
away after writing down the date in their calendar. In order to make your
invitation more of a keepsake, create one that doubles as a beautiful wedding
photo. When you use a great image and match it with some simple calligraphy,
you can turn it into a design that recipients will want to hold onto.
Print on Quality Paper
Whenever you create something that is printed, nothing says
special occasion like quality paper. You will want to opt in for something with
adequate weight and texture. A sturdy invitation on good paper will always look
better and more official.
When you need your invitations printed perfectly, without
imperfections, you need the right wedding print shop. That’s where we come in,
here at Forever Friends
you can count on us to provide you with beautifully printed invitations.
During the fall season,
many couples are getting ready to get married; some are even planning parties
and celebrations ahead of time. For most couples, putting together invitations
for family and friends can be a fun and creative way to announce their upcoming
fall wedding. From picking out colors and fonts, to sorting pictures and
images, follow along in our blog to learn some tips and tricks to make your
fall wedding announcement stand out!
When forming the layout
of your card, consider a few things first:
The amount of
information (dates, times, location, etc.)
The size of your
card (large, small, etc.)
The number of
Font and text size
Laying down pictures on a
table, or inserting photos and text online can be beneficial when it comes to
arranging your invitation. Organize your card beforehand so you can get a
better visual of the final product!
If you’re planning to
have an autumnal photoshoot done with your significant other, pick out a few
places beforehand. For example, a pumpkin patch or a walkway with colorful
leaves and trees can be a wonderful fall background. Images may include: nature
portraits with your partner, a wedding sign with the date, and other autumn
Font and Color
Explore with different
fonts and colors to match your personal style. From soft oranges and yellows,
to natural reds and greens, a contrast of color (preferably two colors) can
make a big statement on your card. If you’re planning to have a harvest themed
wedding, then autumnal hues can really compliment your invitation. It can also
hint at the colors you’ll be using at your wedding too. Don’t forget to play around
with text and fonts to see which works best with your card size!
Your fall wedding announcement deserves the perfect presentation from front to back. If you need to send out wedding invitations to family and friends, do it with us here at Forever Friends. We have customizable cards and invitations to fit every aesthetic. Order your wedding cards from our website today!