If you are planning to send out wedding invitations, make sure to add a response card for your guests. This card provides an easy way for guests to respond to your invitation. It is part of the etiquette of giving a formal response to the bride and groom. However, the response card can be customized to meet your wedding needs. From the request line to the date of reply, learn more about the organization of a wedding response card by reading our blog!
The first line on the card is to address the guests by
formally requesting a reply. Some phrasing you might see on this section of the
card include “the favor of a response is requested by”, “kindly reply by”, and “please
respond by”. If you plan to use formal or casual phrasing, ensure you are
consistent with your speech throughout the card.
Date of Reply
The next line of the card is to reach a final head count for
the wedding. Responses should be requested at least two to four weeks before
the actual date. Follow-ups may be necessary if you don’t receive a response.
The date of reply is important not only for head count, but also if you plan on
having catering services and need to know the number of people to serve.
The M line is for guests to write in their names. The M itself
is meant to designate a salutation for Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms. Couples can
choose to write in Name(s) instead of the M.
Accept and Decline Lines
The last line of the response card has an accept and decline line for guests. The wording for this line can range from “accepts with pleasure/declines with regret” to “will attend/ will not attend”. This depends on the formality of the card. Another line might be added for the number of attendees, usually for larger families.
At Forever Friends, we have beautiful response cards and envelopes to be included with your wedding invitation. Our response cards and envelopes are customizable. Contact us to order your response cards today!
The beauty of a wedding invitation is found in the intricate
printed detailing on the inside and outside of the card. With gorgeous lettering
printed or pressed directly onto the paper, the results can be stunning. So
what are some methods used to print wedding invitations? In this blog, we
discuss a blend of modern and traditional processes that are applied when
printing an invitation.
Thermography is a method of printing wedding invitations
that is classic and affordable. As the invitation is being printed, a resin is
spread on to the wet surface. The reaction from the heat allows the resin and
ink to fuse together. When the card has dried, the final product has a visible,
raised lettering. It shares the same similarities as having it engraved, but
for a fraction of the cost. With a vast range of ink colors to choose from,
thermography is a great way to customize any card!
Flat printing, also known as digital
printing, is when ink is transferred to paper by a digital printing press.
This press has a higher quality and larger scale than the inkjet printer you
use at home. The process uses a liquid ink that soaks directly into cotton
paper, which leaves behind a smooth finish. Some examples of flat printing
include watercolor illustrations, photographs, and more. Combine it with foil
stamping for an elegant touch!
Letterpressing is done on very thick paper in order to get
the best debossed look. Cotton paper is the perfect thickness for a letterpress
because of its soft touch and textured quality. When inserted into the
letterpress machine, ink is pressed down onto the paper by a metal plate. These
flexible printing plates can be customized into a design and get the same indistinguishable
results as an original letterpress. Perfect for couples that want a timeless
At Forever Friends, we want to be part of your wedding
invitation journey. Our studio works directly with you to get the perfect
design for your card. From lettering to photographs, we’re here to get your
wedding invitation exactly right. We invite you to visit our website for more
information on our products and specialty services for wedding invites,
reception cards, and more. Contact us today!
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.