Top tips for the perfect wedding invitations

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Sending out your wedding invitations to your guests is a big step to revealing important details about your special day. As a couple it shows a glimpse of your style and possible themes of what to expect on the wedding day, so it’s important to get this right as first impressions count.

With endless options online and in stores, there are so many different varieties, shapes, colours, themes, styles and types of invitations you can get. It really is a case of your preference as a couple and how much you want to spend on invitations.

Do your research

Find examples online of a few invitations that you like and discuss with your partner; agreeing on a few invitations you are both keen on. Where possible, request a sample of the invite(s) to be posted to you before ordering in bulk and remember to proof-read numerous times before it goes to print.

Sometimes what is shown online may not look the same in person, and you don’t want to be disappointed when you receive your invitations. After that point it may be that nothing can be done to fix them.

Ensure the overall invitation costs fit within your budget and consider the additional expenditure for delivery of the parcel.

To help make your decision a little easier, here are some ideas of the most on-trend and popular types of invites you can have to announce your big day to your guests.

Floral

A touch of elegance and teasing romance. Floral invitations are great for spring/summer weddings. You can select flower colours to match the theme of your wedding or even keep it quite neutral if you haven’t decided this aspect of your wedding yet.

Wedding Invitation Floral

Laser Cut

A very popular and on-trend style in recent years is laser cut wedding invitations. It is sophisticated, which is sure to be a hit with its intricate detailing oozing class.

Wedding Invitation Laser Cut

Lace/Craft

These simple and vintage looking invites are a hot favourite amongst new couples getting married. It screams old school glamour and using craft paper/card gives a natural rustic look to your invites.

Wedding Invitation Lace

Calligraphy

Renowned for its artistic writing style, calligraphy is quickly becoming an admired invite option that is portrayed as traditional, yet graceful. Foiled calligraphy is also trending and can have a huge difference to making your invites look luxurious.

Wedding Invitation Calligraphy
 

Ribbon tied

If you are looking to have pretty and dainty invites, ribbon tied ones are like the cherry on the cake.

Wedding Invitation Ribbon Tied

Handmade

A personal and thoughtful gesture for your guest invitations. You can some money making your own invites and it’s a fun way to get stuck into the wedding spirit.

Hand-Made Wedding Invitation

Passport invites

Perfect for weddings abroad and quite a unique way to present your invites to the guests. A guaranteed “ohhhhh we are going on holiday!” moment for your friends and family.

Wedding Invitations Passport
 

No matter what kind of wedding invitations you decide to buy, it’s best to make sure you take out wedding insurance to ensure they are protected. Whether the supplier lets you down or in the event of damage to your invites, or the unfortunate circumstance of rearranging your wedding and having to re-order new ones, we can cover for this as standard under any of our our Wedding Insurance policies.