How to Choose the Right Wedding Invitations for Your Wedding Theme

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The increase in wedding invitation design and designers is great for couples, making it possible to find something uniquely you. But with more choices, come more options that can seem to be overwhelming.  So here are 5 ways to cut through wedding invitation designs and focus on what is right for your wedding and your personality:

1. How to Choose a Wedding Theme That’s Meaningful to You

white cameo handmade bridal bouquet Meaningful wedding invitations start with meaningful wedding themes. And the best wedding themes are built on a few powerful ideas. So it’s really important as you are thinking through your wedding ideas that you focus on 2 to 3 central ideas to build your wedding around.

Get this right, and you’ll be amazed at how much easier it will be to make design decisions, communicate what you want with your wedding vendors and ultimately have the experience you want on your wedding day.

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2. How to Show Your Personality With Your Invitations

Mexican Tile Wedding Invitation When your wedding is full of carefully selected lovely details, your wedding invitations should also be a reflection of you. I want to show you how to create wedding invitations that showcase the personalities of you and your future spouse…and the wedding you are having.

These design tips work best when your wedding is also a reflection of your personalities, since your invitations should also match your wedding!

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3. How to Blend Cultures on Your Wedding Invitations

blend cultures fusion wedding Figuring out how to celebrate your heritage on your wedding invitations or stationery can be a challenge. Add another culture and it can seem even more puzzling. But it’s so worth it! And you’ll have a truly meaningful wedding that you and your family and friends will treasure. All you need are some tips for pulling it off.

Before you can share your cultures you’ll have to choose the most meaningful elements for you.

Everyone sees culture a little differently, even people of the same heritage. What do the cultures you are blending mean to you? What do they mean to your future spouse…and maybe even to your parents and future in-laws if they have a say? What are the sights, sounds, tastes and colors that go with that?

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4. How to Use Your Color Palette on Your Wedding Invitations

red teal yellow Mexican wedding invitation It’s not uncommon for weddings to feature 4 to 6 colors in a wedding palette. So I often get the question: “How do I take all of these colors and use them on my wedding invitation.”

And more often than not, my answer is you don’t.

Having a rich color palette is perfect for your wedding day. You have a ceremony site, reception venue, dresses, suits, shoes, flowers, stationery …so many items to take the various parts of your color palette and bring it life.

But invitations are one item (or a small collection of items). And using all of your colors in a small space may not set the mood you want.

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5. How to Match Your Invitation Wording to Your Wedding

booklet wedding invitation imbue you As one of the first ways that guests experience your wedding, invitations are important for setting the tone guests should expect. And one of the best ways to do that is through your wording.

In other words, if you want guests to know what type of wedding you are having, it can be literally written on your invitation with your wording.

This is the easiest way to communicate how formal or casual your wedding is. For formal weddings, write out the date and time of your wedding. More casual weddings can use numbers instead.

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For more information and step by step advice on getting your personality in your invitations, download our free styleguide: 7 Designer Secrets for Meaningful and Memorable Wedding Invitations.

{Photo credits: Invitations by Imbue You Wedding; Cameo Bridal Bouquet by Hair Bows Wonderworld photo by Monkeygraphy; Couple photo by Micheal Kent Photography}

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