Special Feature by Thuy Ha of Paper Chez
Your wedding invitations give your guests a sneak preview of the whole ceremony. Here’s how to set the tone with the right design.
The overall look and feel of your invitations should give your guests an idea of the type of event they’ll be attending. The colors and kind of paper you choose should match your wedding theme, but they can also show your guests whether to expect a casual or formal ceremony, and give them a glimpse of your unique style as a couple.
The Great Outdoors
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, think about a palette of earthy tones for your invitations such as tan, sage, brown, and cinnamon. Look for soft, textured paper in natural colors for an organic look. If your wedding is at a farm or historic site, you may want a rustic theme with vintage motifs and ornamental typefaces. If you prefer a modern touch, add a splash of color with a bold belly band.
You can evoke the sandy beaches, warm breezes, and exotic foods of your tropical destination wedding with an orchid-themed invitation. If traditional beach colors such as teal and coral don’t capture your imagination, try modern color combinations such as blush pink and rich chocolate brown.
Look for designs that evoke glamour and elegance if you want to let your guests know that it’s time to dust off the formalwear. Use rich colors such as black, navy, gold, and plum for a regal feel. Instead of the traditional rectangular invitations, choose an oversized, square invitation to catch the eye. Have a calligrapher hand-address all of the envelopes to complete the look.
How are you tailoring your invitations to suit your wedding's style? Let us know in the comments!