Planning your wedding is no easy feat. There’s just so much to get done. Among the many things you have to do, choosing a wedding invitation theme is one of the most daunting yet exciting things about planning the big day! After all, sending invitations is often one of the very first things you do and also gives your guests their first impression of your wedding and what it will be like. However, don’t let the pressure get to you!
Whether you pick invitations that match your diamond’s color or anything in between, try to relax, have fun, and pick a wedding invitation card theme that you enjoy. After all, it’s your wedding! If you’re feeling a little stuck on what to pick, check out the following list and you may fall in love with one of these and decide to choose from one of our six theme ideas!
Idea #1: Laser-Cut Invitations
Laser printing is all the rage these days, but laser-cutting is just as cool and even more beautiful. Laser-cut invitations offer an interesting way to get a unique, personalized design to your wedding invitations. Typically, you can choose from pre-made designs or work with the invitation supplier to design your own.
No matter what your design looks like, your invitations are sure to be unique. Just bear in mind that those intricate details often don’t come cheap. So, if you go with laser-cut invitations, expect to spend a fair amount.
Idea #2: Celestial Invitations
If you believe that your love was “written in the stars,” showcase it with celestial or constellation invitations. There are actually companies out there that will provide star charts for the night you met your spouse-to-be. You can then have that star chart printed on your invitations for a truly personal effect.
Of course, if you don’t want to go to all that trouble or expense, a simple stars design will still get the idea across just as well.
Idea #3: Hand Illustrations
Are you or your soon-to-be-spouse an artist at heart? If so, you can think about illustrating your own invitations.
If you like a challenge and your wedding guest list isn’t too large, you can draw each invitation by hand. Of course, drawing it once and having copies made is a lot easier, though a little less personal.
Another fun idea, if you have a child in your life, is to have a child’s illustration grace your invitations. These drawings are often personal and sweet, which makes up for what they might lack in artistic perfection.
In any case, hand-drawn illustrations are a surefire way to get totally unique invitations.
Idea #4: Go Floral
If the ideas presented so far are a little too much work for you, remember you can always just pick a standard theme that you like and go with that.
Floral designs are very “in” right now, so there’s always tons of these types of invitations to choose from. For an extra dose of fun, you can always match them to your wedding flowers.
Idea #5: Add a Photo or Two
Chances are that you and your intended have a lot of great photos together that really showcase your love. Why not have a few of these printed on your invitations to add a personal touch?
Whether you want to showcase one photo together or make your invitation a photo collage, photo invitations are very popular right now. Plus, they’re easy to make yourself, which can save money!
Idea #6: Keep it Simple
Finally, if none of these big ideas appeal to you, remember that there’s nothing wrong with simple, basic invitations that just feature text on paper. In fact, minimalist designs are in right now.
You can keep things really simple with muted colors. Or, if you want a simple design with a hint of flare, consider matching the text or the invitation background to your ring. Diamonds can give off a distinctive glow, and you can often match this glow on your invitations via careful color selection, creating a look that’s simple but personal.
If your wedding is going to be elegant and simple, or if that’s just your style, then basic invitations, with or without a little twist, are a fine choice!
As you can see, you have all kinds of great invitation options. Consider our suggestions, or go out and do something totally different to help make your wedding and your invitations your own!
Rachel Slifka is a freelance writer and human resources professional. She is passionate about helping fellow millennials find success with their finances and careers. Read more by checking out her website at RachelSlifka.com.