Invitations & Stationery

8 Important Things to Consider Before Buying Your Wedding Invites

Anupriya Khanna, 08 Feb 2019

Your wedding invitation, as they say, gives your guests the first look of your wedding. Which is why you ought to make sure it's an impressive one and gets your guests all excited to be a part of the celebrations! Even though buying your wedding invitation may not be the first thing on your wedding to-do list, but it shouldn't be the last one either. It is a tiresome process that involves looking at a variety of styles and pondering over diverse options before making the ultimate pick. Also, with so many options available, right from some unique traditional & handmade ones to the digital ones, it only gets all the more difficult to settle on one without getting confused. There are so many factors that you need to take into consideration before buying your wedding invites-be it costs, style, wordings, invitation accompaniments or other little and big details. So, we thought of turning into your true saviors yet again and get your wedding invitation shopping checklist right!

We've listed some important things to consider while shopping for a wedding invitation. Take notes and make the most out of it!

Most Important Things to keep in mind while Wedding Invitation Shopping

1. Know about your wedding style

Before you begin shopping for your wedding invites, it's imperative to have a clear picture of what would your dream wedding look like. Will it be a casual sit-down gathering or a massive & glam affair? Will it be a day wedding or a night one? Once you are done knowing this, it will be easier for you to choose a wedding invitation that best goes with your wedding style. 

2. Decide your color palette or color theme

Pay some attention to your wedding colors too. Say, if you are planning to keep the color of your wedding decor and your outfits as white and pink, make sure you're picking a wedding invite in the same hues. This way you'll not only be able to give a cohesive look to your wedding but also take your color-coordination game a notch above. (Note- Always take readability into consideration when picking your colors)

3. Chalk out a budget 

Just how you've set aside a budget for your outfits and jewellery, outline a budget for your wedding invitations to and make sure you don't go beyond it. Also, while sketching your budget, know that there will be additional charges for shipping, packaging and other courier related services. So, don't forget to take note of it. 

4. Know what your guests will love

Since wedding invitations are meant to be sent out to your guests, their taste and preferences should also be taken care of. Say, if you know your guests won't be as convinced & amused on getting a boring e-invite than they would be on receiving a traditional one with quirky accompaniments, ditch on the idea of going digital with your invites. However, always keep your budget in mind before finalizing.

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5. Know what's trending

To pick an ideal wedding invitation for yourself, it is important to first know what is trending. Skim through a few wedding invitation designers' websites and save the designs that best suit your personality. 

6. Know the number of cards you will need 

First things first, prepare a guest list. Once you are finished doing that, take the number of households into consideration and not the total number of people. For instance, if you are planning to invite 100 people and a majority of them are married, the number of invites you'll need would be somewhere closer to 65. But you should always order some extras keeping in mind those obvious last minute additions in the guest list. (Don't forget to follow these simple Dos & Don'ts while curating your guest list!)

7. Know what other cards would you like to include with your invite

After you have taken all of the above into consideration, decide what all cards would go inside the inside. Know whether you'll require a directions card, an accommodation card, a reception card or all of them, and tell your stationer to make necessary arrangements.

8. Decide on your invitation accompaniments

One of the most important things to consider while shopping for a wedding invitation is your invitation accompaniments. As much as your wedding invite, the favors & yummy treats that you giveaway to your guests along with it help in creating first impressions. So, be very picky when buying your invitation accompaniments. Pick accompaniments that are not only appropriate according to the season but also match well with your invite.

9. Put a keen thought in your wedding invite wordings

Your wedding invitation wording must reflect your wedding style and how you are as a couple. So, be very selective with your words while penning your message. Try to be as creative and personal with your wedding invitation wordings to create as one of a kind as your love.

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Have you noted these important points already?