Traditional Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations are not only fun to make but they also make a statement in terms of design and overall theme of a wedding. Many people opt for a traditional wedding ceremony and reception; which means that your invitations should reflect that. There are many different options that you can choose, even for traditional invitations, but here are a few basic ideas that you can stick to:
Stick with Cream Colored Stationary
A soft cream color is synonymous with traditional weddings. These are often also called “traditional white” and should be your color of choice for traditional wedding invitations. When the invitations are printed, a sheet of tissue is laid over the paper so that it can protect the wording and also add a sense of formality to the stationary. With traditional invitations, both an outer and inner envelope is required. A company called Invitation Consultants has a wonderful range of traditional wedding invitations available and they offer convenient online shopping options.
Be Specific with Your Wording
The wording on these traditional invites should follow a certain set of rules. The ink should always be black since this adds formality to the wording. The names of the people paying for the wedding reception should be on the invitation. Should the parents of the bride pay, their names must appear; if both sets of parents are paying, all of their names must appear. If the couple is paying for themselves, the parents’ names should never appear on the invitation. Also, if the parents are paying for the wedding, the last name of the child of the parents should not be listed. Other than names and places, only the year should be capitalized. Although the city and state should appear, the physical address and zip code shouldn’t.
Other things that you might want to remember is that you should never include instructions for gift registries in traditional wedding invitations. If you want to spread the word, it is best done through your friends, family and bridesmaids.
Tradition is well-respected all over the world and you can never go wrong by choosing a traditional wedding ceremony. Choosing the appropriate traditional wedding invitations are quite simple once you know the basics. If this sounds like too much for you to remember, have a professional handle your wedding invitations and rather relax, knowing that it is being taken care of. After all, your wedding should be the most important day of your life.