One of the most romantic moments at a wedding is when the groom first turns around at the altar to see his bride slowly making her way up the aisle. Another moment is the first dance as husband and wife. The crowd fades into the background, and it’s just the bride and groom on the floor staring into each other’s eyes.
How can you capture those feelings and moments in a romantic wedding invitation to set the mood for the day?
We’ll take you through some design tips to help you design a romantic wedding invitation as dreamy as your wedding day will be.
- Use colors and fonts to convey a romantic story through your invitations
- Extra embellishments like ribbons and wax seals add more textures and elegance
- Work with a designer to create an invitation that matches the love story of your wedding
What Goes Into a Romantic Wedding Invitation?
A wedding invitation involves more than a card with wedding details. You have every aspect of the invitation to consider, from the envelope to the band that holds all the pieces together in a neat bundle.
Some pieces that you will want to add to your romantic wedding invitation suite include:
- The invitation
- Response card
- Response envelope
- Belly band or ribbon (with or without a wax seal)
- Large enclosures for additional information
- Small enclosures for additional information
- Lined envelope
Shine Wedding Invitations works with brides to help you design a romantic and timeless suite.
7 Tips to Design a Romantic Wedding Invitation Suite
Use these seven romantic wedding invite ideas to design every piece of your invitation suite to WOW your guests.
1. Select a Romantic Color
Colors have meaning. That’s why artists choose specific color palettes in paintings to tell a story beyond the image. In the same way, you can also paint a picture of love through your selected colors.
For example, do you want to convey an image of warm love, a blushing bride, and a peaceful life together? Use a light blush pink or soft blue.
Is your love filled with fiery passion? Reds and burgundy might suit your elegant wedding invitations better.
Perhaps you want a lavish wedding that reflects a life rich in love. Deep purples will make you feel like a fairytale princess starting your own happily ever after.
2. Work with Romantic Fonts
The romantic wedding invitation font you select will be the most noticeable part of the invitation. It’s what your guests will look at over and over as they read and reread the information about your special day.
You can save Times New Roman for formal emails to your employer. Now it’s time to pull out glamorous fonts that reflect the style and emotion of your big day.
Traditional calligraphy fonts are a timeless reminder of weddings of the past and all the weddings to come. Using a calligraphy font will ensure that your invitation will always look gorgeous, no matter how long it’s been since your wedding.
Are you going for a lighter romantic feel? A modern font will make your guests feel like they’re about to step onto the set of your favorite rom-com. It will convey the feeling you get when both characters finally realize they are each other’s true love and run through the rain to seal their love with a kiss.
You might prefer a large, elegant calligraphy wedding invitation if you love the ageless look of long wedding trains, crisp white roses, and gorgeous veils. The sprawling script gives all the pomp and circumstance your event deserves.
3. Match Your Romantic Theme
Have you thought of a theme for your wedding yet? Your wedding theme is a fantastic source of inspiration when choosing the perfect wedding invitation to set a romantic mood, whether it’s a look or color theme.
For example, if your wedding’s theme is a winter wonderland, you can convey the feeling of the season’s first snow, holiday excitement, and season love through winter-themed colors, fonts, and design.
4. Incorporate Add-Ons
Invitation embellishments take your invitations to the next level and create a more romantic feeling. Just picture your guests opening an envelope to see a soft ribbon gracefully holding all the pieces together. The ribbon adds texture, color, and a three-dimensional element to create a more immersive experience that your guests will remember.
You can also add a wax seal if you want a classic and elegant look that matches the formal event.
5. Build a Romantic Experience
When you think of wedding experiences, your mind might jump to the ceremony, dance, and food. However, opening and reading the invitation is the first wedding experience your guests will have.
The experience starts the moment your guests open their mailbox door. Choose an envelope worthy of the event if you want your invitation to stand out from regular bills and ads.
A large, thick envelope will let your guests know from the first moment that you have something important to say. As the guests open the envelope, they already start to feel emotions as they see a soft design of flowers peek through the envelope.
Every piece inside the envelope will add to that feeling. Each enclosure will be more elegant and romantic than the last, building up to the grand finale of the invitation card.
6. Add Light Florals
A small design can add texture to the invitation without distracting the message. For example, flowers are often associated with love, which is why men bring flowers to dates, anniversaries, and birthdays of loved ones.
You can convey that same romantic emotion by adding subtle florals to the background of the envelope and other inserts.
7. Use a Timeless Wording
Create a sophisticated appearance by using timeless invitation wording. Endearing phrases like “To love and cherish” and “Can’t wait to grow old together” work well with wedding décor at your reception. However, your invitation is a formal announcement of the event. Therefore, traditional wording like, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter.” works best to clearly convey your wedding details while keeping that classic romantic feeling.
When you use the proper etiquette for invitation wording, you also demonstrate the elegance of your event and a love that stands the test of time.
Design Romantic Wedding Invitations that Last
Do you want a wedding invitation as timeless as your love and romantic as your first kiss? Shine Wedding Invitations has a group of expert designers that will make your romance come to life in the perfect wedding invitation.
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