You’re invited…

26 Apr 2011

You’re invited…

Your invitations are a key part of your big day and set the scene for the theme of your wedding, so make sure you pick the right ones for you.

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The invitation to your wedding is the first thing that your guests will see. It’s a little teaser of the exciting day to come and should instil in them a feeling of anticipation and excitement. In short, it needs to be good.

That being said it does not mean they have to be expensive. DIY invitations can be some of the best around and if you have time to spend a few evenings with a Pritt Stick in hand then they can be wonderfully personal. If not then go for a stationer who can work with you to design as invite that reflect your personalities.

The most crucial thing with any invite is to give it a personal touch. If your wedding has a theme then reflect that in your design. If you are having a traditional white wedding then go simple and classic but you can still incorporate a touch of you – think about a monogram or a way of using your name that creates a fun design element.

Beau Stationery (, based in Hitchin has a range of pre-designed invitations – all of which have a quirky edge that can reflect the humour of a couple. If you love the designs but want something a bit different then Jayne from Beau Stationery is keen to help.

‘I love it when a couple come to me with a design idea,’ she says. ‘We can work on it together until it’s right and even craft the menus, order of service and thank you cards to match.’

For a truly unique invitation letterpress is an old fashioned technique that is becoming increasingly popular. Lisa at Letterpress Design (, based in Rayne has a range of old letterpress machines and can work with couples to get any design they want.

‘Whether a couple want a rustic feel with imprint and texture or a modern edgy feel with the luxurious touch of an imprint then letterpress can work perfectly,’ she says.

Lisa works with dyes and hot foils to create different colour techniques and is always keen to work with couples who want something different.

‘Recently I have worked with a couple who wanted a garden party theme to their invite, complete with personalised monogram and I loved getting the design perfect for them.’

There are so many designs out there, the first step is to chat about the overall look you want to achieve and then do some research and find some examples of the look you like. And whatever you go for enjoy choosing your wedding stationery and make sure that what you pick reflects you and the wedding you want.

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