As I mentioned previously, the save-the-dates are a great way to give your guests hints of the look and style of your wedding. The invitations can go that much further to really show just how incredible the wedding will be.
You can use motifs, borders, and images that you will use for all of your wedding decor to really start to drive home not only what the look of the wedding will be but also the feeling.
Our Save-the-Date was a simple post card that yes, had gorgeous imagery and fonts, but really only gave a hint of the style of the wedding.
Our invitations were in another league all together.
I wanted to create a mood and feeling for the wedding with the invitations. I was determined to convince guests that they were in store for the wedding of the century. An invitation can definitely have that kind of power.
We started with a luxurious border motif in our lavender-grey colour fit for an invitation to a Versailles ball (this starts to show the level of luxury they can expect). Surrounding the border were debossed fleur de lis (another luxurious element) and the font was a regal mixture of Laduree and Capitals.
We created a belly band (to hold the response card to the invitation) of a vintage map of Paris. This was centered with the Laduree wreath with our monogram, and then some gorgeous lavender lace lining the band from Mokuba.
Our monogram was stamped on the back of the envelope with a subtle grey ink increasing the vintage, regal design. The invitation really showed guests that they could expect an evening of lavishness, beauty and excitement!
Do your research, look at as many designs as you can on Pinterest, Wedding Blogs etc and come up with a design that will be perfect for your day. Trust me the effort is worth it! Give yourself the time so you don’t have to rush, and aim to have the invitations sent out 2-4 months in advance of your wedding.