Wedding Invitations

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March 2013 archive

Aquamarine and Orange Wedding Invitation Inspiration

By Autumn

Aquamarine and orange is a fun, vintage color combination for a modern, yet retro wedding invitation.  Our Antique Vintage wedding invitation, shown in aquamarine below, is perfectly accented by orange decor and roses and the engraver’s font gives an overall vintage feel.

While this palette features both aquamarine and orange, it is not necessary to use the entire color scheme on the invitations.  By keeping the wedding invitations aquamarine and omitting the orange, they remain very classy and timeless, but still pair well with the decor and flowers, creating a unified look and feel.

This particular wedding invitation can be done in any variety of colors, and the brightly colored belly band really adds a nice pop of color without being too overwhelming.  For more information on our Antique Vintage wedding invitations, visit our main store Shine Wedding Invitations, or browse or blog for more pictures.

Vintage Script Wedding Invitations – Complete Package

By Autumn

Formality in a wedding is important and getting that tone across on your invitations can be as simple as using an elegant timeless script font, such as the one used in our Script Elegance wedding invitation package.  The script has a modern yet vintage look and highlights the names in a way that honors the couple and the importance of their big day.

Script Wedding Invitations - Package Set

Using a classic and traditional, yet modern script for your wedding invitations and accessories will make a timeless statement.  Our Script Elegance design suite offer a full range of collection items such as save the dates, programs, place cards, menus, thank you cards and more so you can carry the look throughout your wedding.

Vintage Script Wedding Invitations

For more information about our Script Elegance design, follow any of the links in this post, or check out our main store, Shine Wedding Invitations.  Take a look at more script invitations with large names, or continue browsing our blog for additional vintage wedding inspiration.

Wedding Invitation Components and Pieces

By Autumn

Ever wonder exactly what components go into a wedding invitation suite?  Which pieces you need and which you don’t?  We’ve got your answers right here!  Check out our handy dandy infographic on the most common wedding invitation components and pieces, then read on for a more detailed explanation of each.

Wedding Invitation Components - Wedding Invitations Pieces

Common Wedding Invitation Pieces and Components

Wedding Invitations:

If you’re going to be having a wedding, then you certainly need an invitation!  Typically sized at 5×7″ (US standard), your wedding invitation will fit into a standard A7 (7.25×5.25″) envelope with a 2.5″ flap.  On the invitation you will list the hosts, the couple, and the ceremony date, time and location.

The envelope will list the invited guests and their address on the front, and your return address on the back flap.  You can hand write the addresses, hire a calligrapher, or if you will be purchasing your wedding invitations from Shine Wedding Invitations, then we recommend that you use our easy and convenient guest addressing service, where we print your return and guest addresses in fonts to match your invitation suite.

Response Cards:

Response cards are included as an easy way for your guests to accept or decline your invitation.  Sized at 3.5×4.75″, standard response cards fit into A1 envelopes (3.625×5.125″).  Printed response cards are highly recommended for your wedding invitation suite.  On this card there will be a line for your guests to reply, a response date, and entree choices if applicable.  The name line is traditionally denoted with an “M” and the guests are expected to fill in the rest of their title (Mr. or Mrs.) and names.

We also recommended pre-printing your return addressing and pre-stamping the envelope for your guests’ convenience.  Some older etiquette books say that the guests are supposed to take care of that part, however in today’s busy world it’s best to make it as easy as possible as for your guests so you get the majority of your responses back.  Plus it’s just plain nice!

Small Enclosures:

Both enclosures are inserts that go along with the main invitation.

The small enclosure (coming in at a miniature size of 3.5×4″) can be used for any variety of information that you’d like to share with your guests.  It is often used as a reception card, denoting the time and address of your reception, if it is at a different venue than the ceremony.  If your reception and ceremony are in the same location, the small enclosure card can also be used for registries, future address, wedding website, morning after brunch details, parking, or any other brief information that will help your guests.

Large Enclosures:

The large enclosure is normally used for listing accommodations for out of town guests if you have blocked off rooms at a hotel nearby.  It can also be used for brief directions, rehearsal dinner information, activities, or any other information that would help your guests coordinate their attendance.

If you are having a large rehearsal dinner or a morning after brunch, putting that information on the large or small enclosure along and including it in the invitations of the invited guests is a very convenient and cost effective way to get that information to your guests.  It saves on postage and keeps everything cohesive as the enclosures will match your invitation suite to a T.

Invitation Wrappers (Belly Bands):

Invitation wrappers, also called belly bands, are straps used to bundle your invitation suite and enclosures.  Our invitation wrappers are made out of a text-weight white shimmer paper stock (the same paper stock used for our envelopes).  For most of our wedding invitation designs, the wrappers can be customized in a solid ink color, or can stay white with black or colored ink for any text or graphics.

 

Simple Vintage Wedding Invitation Complete Package Set

By Autumn

This simple vintage wedding invitation collection is the epitome of class and tradition.  If you are looking for a simple and elegant way to present your wedding stationery, the tasteful, retro block font and a dainty script featured on this invitation suite will make the perfect statement.

Vintage Wedding Invitations Package

Our Simple Elegance wedding invitations are part of a full design collection featuring save the dates, menus, programs, thank you cards, place cards and table numbers.  Carrying the same stationery theme throughout your wedding will create a polished, cohesive feel for your event and will also look fabulous in your wedding pictures.

Simple Vintage Wedding Invitations

The wedding invitations themselves have a number of options, such as multiple enclosure cards and guest and return addressing for the envelopes.  While shown in black ink on our signature white shimmer cardstock, a colored belly band can added when bundling the invitation and enclosure cards together.  That mixed with some colorful decor can create a memorable look for your wedding.

Wedding Invitation Accessories - Menu, Table Numbers, Save the Date

For more information on this vintage design collection, just follow any of the links in this post or visit our main store, Shine Wedding Invitations.