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How To Make Your Wedding Invitations Stand Out

Mailing out wedding invites is a big moment leading up to the big day. Before you send your save-the-dates, learn how to make them vividly stand out.

First impressions are everything, and little details make all the difference. When you’re designing your wedding invites, the assorted choices and available detail options can be overwhelming. Never fear—simply remember that wedding invitations serve two very distinct but diverse purposes.

Invitations formally announce the wedding to your friends and family, but they also offer your future guests the slightest glimpse into your wedding style. The perfect modern wedding invitations will have a balance of elegance, simplicity, and character to stand out on your guests’ fridges until the day arrives. Without further ado, here’s how to make your wedding invitations stand out.

Choose Sophisticated Printing Methods

Wedding invitations should set the right tone at the very first glance. While little details may stand out initially, the genuine backbone of the invitation is the actual structure printed on paper. When it comes time to plan out the layout of an invite, try to best convey information in a visually-appealing manner.

The choice of a suitable printing method will present this information most aesthetically. A few of these printing techniques such as foil stamping, embossing, or debossing are versatile enough to draw attention to a single location or elevate the piece as a whole. Foil stamping is a popular option to add flair and personality to an invitation. The appeal is realistic and comes in a variety of colors and finishes to create a memorable impression that is bound to last.

Fonts and Calligraphy and Lettering, Oh My! 

While a wedding day in itself is a day you desire to make most memorable, a more elaborate-style wedding invite may be the best way to express how special the day will be. Pick a particular writing or font style and run wild with it. If you desire to go simple, combine traditional typography formats with distinctive language to set the tone for the day. Hand calligraphy is a favorite lettering option that couples use for envelopes and invitations alike.

Tradition is all good and well, but sometimes it fares better to think outside of the box to stand out. Think about using unique brushstrokes that are reminiscent of paintings, or utilizing different font styles or sizes throughout your content layout. To make the invitation even more personal, consider tailoring the wording or font specifically for certain types of guests, such as a close friend or an older generation family member.

Wrap it Up With a Ribbon or Seal it With Wax

Customizations of wedding invitations are surely limitless. Some other vivid ways to best make your wedding invitations stand out are from the outside in. While the invitation itself is an optimal design space, it’s important to not forget about the opportunities the external components present.

Wrap up the invite with a sophisticated ribbon or stamp the back of the envelope with an adhesive artisan wax seal for a clean, modern look. Each technique has a wow-worthy factor with clear-cut attention to detail. No matter which designs or decorations you utilize on your own wedding invites, the finishing touches are sure to stand out because they are uniquely yours.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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