One of the first things that the bride and groom do when beginning to plan their dream wedding is to set a budget. This budget will likely be a nice round number that must include all of the necessary wedding expenses. Then, the budget is broken down into individual elements. One of the most important things the bride and groom will need to purchase is the wedding invitations. This is going to set the tone for their entire wedding day and showcase this to their guests. If the budget allows, then spare no expense when it comes to wedding invitations!
Wedding invitations have a broad range of quality as well as an innumerable number of designs to fit any wedding theme. When sparing no expense, the bride and groom should look for a high quality cardstock as well as a high quality printing method. This will ensure that the wedding invitations look as expensive as they are. Most importantly, these should continue with the theme of the wedding. All wedding invitations, regardless of cost need to include all of the crucial information that guests need. This includes the names of the bride and groom, day, date, time, and location of the ceremony as well as the reception information if it is different than that of the ceremony.
In addition to the wedding invitations, the bride and groom will need to include reply cards. This is how the guests relay whether they will be attending the wedding or not. These reply cards should be the same cardstock, printing method, and match with the design of the wedding invitations. The reply card should include a space for the guest to include their names, whether they are attending the wedding or not, how many people will be attending, and their meal selection if one is offered. The reply cards should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the guest to return. The reply card is almost as essential as the wedding invitations.
There are several special extras that can be added to the wedding invitations that will make them even more elegant. While the bride and groom are sparing no expense, these extras should always be included. Envelopes are made even more beautiful when they include liners that match the colour scheme of the wedding. The liners should be included on the invitation envelope as well as the reply card envelope. Another consideration for the bride and groom is to have their return address printed on the envelopes. This will save them a lot of time from having to do it themselves and costs less than having a calligrapher do it. Finally, the bride and groom can include a tissue paper overlay to sit upon the top of the wedding invitations.
The wedding invitations are one of the most important decisions that the bride and groom need to make. When they are willing to pay that little bit extra and spare no expense, these are the choices they should make. This will ensure that their wedding invitations are as beautiful as their wedding day will be!
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