How To Create Stress-Free Wedding InvitationsJulian Sanchez / November 15, 2019
Couples who are in the midst of creating wedding invitations commonly fall into one of two camps – being excited about the project or falling into a state of stress and despair.
For those that fit into the latter category, there are some strategies that can help to lower the levels of anxiety and ensure that the task is well managed.
Rather than being a burden, there are some easy solutions that will present themselves.
Let us discuss how any couple can create stress-free wedding invitations for their guests.
Organise Them Early
Nothing relieves stress for a project like having additional time up the sleeve. When exercises like the creation of wedding invitations becomes rushed, that is when mistakes occur, shortcuts are made and the entire undertaking becomes taxing. Being ready 9-12 months ahead of the date is worthwhile on a couple of fronts. Firstly it gives the couple a chance to contact those friends and family members and ascertain numbers for the event. It also gives recipients a chance to put the date in their diary and make their own arrangements with travel and accommodation. Shortly after the wedding has been established, organising the cards should be high on the agenda.
Cover All Essential Details
One of the great frustrations that couples can experience with sending out dozens or hundreds of wedding invitations is missing out key details or having ambiguous instructions that leaves little in the way of clarity. It is important to be specific about who exactly is being invited by name or at least with the preference ‘plus one or plus partner.’ It must include the venue location, the date, the time, dress code, any potential theme, a way to RSVP and any other relevant details like accommodation arrangements. If there is too much information that is occupying space on the card, send them to a website, Facebook page, email address or phone number.
Keep The Design Simple
The best stress-free wedding invitations are simply designed invitations. This can be showcased with a clean white or beige aesthetic supported by the names or initials in big bold text accompanied by the information in a font that feels right for the event. Many couples will have the urge to go above and beyond with glitter, highlights, stamps and glossy or watermarked paper to add value to the item. While these expenses can look stunning, they will still convey the exact same information to the same recipients. Simple designs can still be stunning and beautiful without having to put added strain on the couple to design the copies.
Have Spare Copies Free
When there are last minute alterations including extra parties late in the day, it is a genuine hassle to think about creating or ordering a fresh batch of wedding invitations. Keeping spare copies and ordering a few extra can be beneficial in this instance. It can also help for those who are experiencing printing difficulties or have proceeded to print items with a spelling or grammatical error. Order a few more copies as a contingency policy.
Work With Experienced Designer Outlet
When it comes to the formatting, design, printing and distribution of the wedding invitations, it is always beneficial to hire the services of an experienced outlet. Outsourcing the task might appear as though it takes the fun out of the exercise, but these operators will be happy to collaborate and do all of the logistics and heavy lifting that changes the project from a fun task to a genuine challenge. They will have the formats, software packages and resources to deliver the cards to the right recipients, so if a stress-free experience is the goal – this is the right avenue to take.