The invitation is your wedding’s first impression … and you know how important first impressions are. So picking an invitation that fits the mood and personality of her event is a priority for most brides. For weddings that are classic or contemporary, there are plenty of invites that can set that tone and add a splash of pretty personality at the same time.
Create depth for your nuptial announcement with adornments like layered or cut paper and cloth. Keep in mind that vendors offer different options for color, script and wording for most invitations in their sample books, so you can create an invite that matches your colors, tone and style. Top right from Marjie Allon, Remaining three from You’re Invited.
Formal affairs call for formal announcements. Gold accents and script, either printed or hand-written, cue guests to expect a decorous event. Engraved printing, usually through a technique called thermography, is a classic technique that produces raised lettering (example, top right). Invitations printed using a letterpress technique produce words embedded into cardstock paper (example, bottom left).Top right from Marjie Allon; remaining three from More Than Words.
Even traditional invitations can have a splash of color. These feature ribbons, printed adornments and even real pressed flowers. Different sizes and shapes also give to-be-weds a way to add distinction and hints of personality and playfulness to otherwise classic stationery. Top right and left from R&S Enterprises; bottom right and left from You’re Invited.
Invitations were provided by:
- R&S Enterprises, Ambridge; 724/266-7740.
- Marjie Allon Fine Stationery, Shadyside; 412/621-1373.
- More Than Words, Mount Lebanon; 412/343-9673.
- You’re Invited, Mount Lebanon; 412/561-4422.