For today’s post, I decided to write about the importance of the Wedding Invitation… Each time I hear, “I don’t want to waste a lot of money or efforts on invitations because people just throw them away,” I cringe. Not only are invitations a large part of my life — after all, I am the owner and designer for Mocho Loco where we specialise in wedding stationery— I think they’re just plain wrong!
I agree; people will toss crappy invitations that glaringly show there was no thought or effort put into them. No one expects a guest to keep something even the bride and the groom don’t care about. In my opinion invitations are one of the most essential parts of planning a wedding because they set the tone of what guests are to expect on the wedding day while at the same time helping them prepare for the event. In turn, it will keep the invites out of the trash and in the memory books! Below are the top 3 reasons why I think invitations are so important!
Setting the Tone: Have you ever received an invitation in the mail and been able to envision the wedding day? Well, if your answer is no then you’ve probably never received an invitation that properly set the tone. If your answer is yes, that bride and groom did it right! The invitation to anything, especially a wedding, should exude the theme of the event to come.
Lucy and Duncan’s wedding invitations featured one of the 3 Combi’s they own and displayed at their wedding.
Creating Excitement and Anticipation: Receiving the perfect invitation in the mail should make you ready for the wedding to arrive. If a bride and groom put thought into what their invitation looks and feels like, it is definitely conveyed to the guest. A fun-filled wedding with a circus theme should have an invitation that makes people chomp at the bit for the big day to arrive.
Vicky and Arri’s colourful beach wedding invitations prepared their guests for a fun wedding by the seaside.
Providing Pertinent Information: Obviously one of the most important reasons for having the perfect invitation is to include all of the proper information for your guests. They certainly won’t be tossing it in the trash if it is full of useful details! These are some of the important things to include in your invitation suite: Who, When, Where, Dress Code, RSVP, Gift Registry and Accommodation information!
Paul and Gillian’s wedding invitation provided important information to their guests (gift registry, dress code, directions to venue and others).
Remember, the more personal and about you an invitation suite is, the more apparent it will be to the guests that you put your whole heart and soul into the event. For all brides and grooms to be: Happy Planning!