Weddings are a big deal. From the actual commitment to the ceremony and everything in between, there’s a lot of thought and planning involved. But this should not be a point of stress⎼ Getting hitched is a really exciting experience that should be enjoyable for you and your partner. Of course, there will always be hiccups along the way, but this can easily be forgotten once you get distracted by the fun things like picking a cake or designing your invitations.
Creating the perfect wedding invitation is much easier when you have the right design tips and tricks in mind. There are several key factors you should think about throughout the process, each of which will have a big impact on the look of your cards. If you want to impress your guests with amazing wedding invitations, consider these five things:
Make sure you’re printing on high-quality paper
The material you print on is one of the most important decisions when designing your wedding invitations. If you decide to print on cheap, low-quality paper, this will show in the final results. Instead, opt for sturdy cardstock, either in a matte or glossy finish. You could also choose a more rustic, textured paper or even one with a metallic shine if you want something a bit more interesting! If you’re still unsure, consult with a professional printing company (like us!) to determine the best paper for your cards.
Determine the right size based on how much information you need to convey
Not only do you need your cards to be an appropriate size for the amount of texts/images you have, but you also need to make sure they are a compatible size for envelopes. A small card is apt to get lost or misplaced by your guests, while a large card can be expensive to send and annoying to package. Typically, one-paged mid-sized cards are best, as they can easily be stuck on the fridge and fit in most envelopes. However, if you want a custom-sized invitation, the Classic Colour Copying team can help you out.
Create a unique card by customising its shape
Want to round your corners or add a scalloped edge to your card? This is a possibility when working with us! We can even design invitations in specific shapes (such as a wedding cake or a dress) to really wow your guests and make your invitation stand out. If you don’t want to personalise all of your invitations but only a select few, we can do this too. Special invitations can be a nice surprise for your “VIP” invitees such as family members, groomsmen and bridesmaids. While they can sometimes be more difficult to send, they are ideal for any cards that you are planning to hand-deliver.
Select a font that’s interesting yet easy to read
The typography that you choose for your wedding invitations really matters. A stylish font will add the flair that you want, but you should also keep in mind that certain fonts can be difficult to read⎼ Especially for anyone who is elderly or has difficulty seeing. While script fonts are popular picks for wedding invitations, there are many other fonts out there that you may find preferable. Play around with different styles before committing, and ask for advice from external sources as well.
Choose the right printing company to do the job
The final most important tip for designing great wedding invitations is picking the right printing company for the job. You want to find one that balances cost, quality and speed of service. There are many companies out there who can create your cards quickly and cheaply, but they will not look nice. Alternatively, some will design great looking cards, but they will take a long time or be too expensive. Luckily, Classic Colour Copying fits all three of these categories. We promise to give you the best rates possible for your wedding invitations, design them to your specific requirements, and ensure that they are of the utmost quality.
If you’re ready to start planning your wedding and need professional invitations guaranteed to impress, call Classic Colour Copying today! We will privately consult with you and your partner to come up with an invitation design you both are sure to love.