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Selecting a Wedding Invitation

“We Request the Honour of Your Presence…”

What’s the first impression that guests will have of your special day? Your invitation. Even more importantly, it is perhaps the only momento of your wedding that guests will actually hold in their hands.

Invitations are no longer just ivory or white cards with raised lettering. They are fresh, new, and exciting. Many wedding couples are choosing invitations that reflect their personal style of their wedding and coordinate with all the color and style choices of their wedding.

“The newest looks in wedding invitations feature interesting font mixes and bold color combinations,” said Sarah Jones, owner of On A Personal Note Stationery at Vintage Rose Emporium in Murray, Kentucky. “Many invitations now have various fonts and colors available in raised lettering, and are embossed on beautiful cotton paper with simple ribbons.”

Designers are now involved in stationery and wedding invitations in a big way, such as Vera Wang for William Arthur, which is available through On A Personal Note Stationery.

“Invitations are important to the overall look of your wedding,” said Jones.

Couples should begin to look for their invitations around six months prior to their chosen wedding date, and should order at least three months prior to the date if they are looking for engraved, letterpress, or thermographic invitations. For a more casual event, laser printing can often be done in-house in a matter of days.

Invitations are normally mailed to guests six weeks prior to the wedding. For guest lists that include travel, eight weeks is recommended.