After deciding for your wedding theme and the final list of entourage, preparation for the wedding invitation comes next. Make sure that all sponsors and entourage are already confirmed for the wedding before including their names on the list. Decide on the type of invitation and the vendor who will do it. If you have time and creative, you can do your own invitation to cut cost and include your personal touch to it. The type of card stock, aesthetics, and formality of the invitation speaks of your own style and what type of wedding you want to have. Here are some ideas to start with:
Classic or contemporary? These two can be combined with the perfect balance by choosing the card stock texture with a contemporary sleek design. The use of fabric flowers can replace the embossed or engraved floral print in the card stock.
DIY Invitation. Create custom design by using different material, a woodframe can replace the usual cardstock, think of materials that are not associated with invitations before. Think out of the box and use imagination. Come up ideas based from your wedding theme. Other ideas are storybook invites, comic cartoon design invitation. If you both love to travel, a passport inspired invitation will be a good idea.
Go Digital. Aside from the invitation, a teaser invitation can be sent to your guests. A music video or flash presentation will do if you commissioned a professional to do it and send it digitally through e-mail, mobile devices or how about uploading it to YouTube?. Another option is to have a simple website dedicated for the wedding, couples with relatives abroad and with large number of expected guests can access the wedding details through the internet. Wedding pictures can easily be shared on the website after the wedding.
Send out invitations one month before the wedding date, but informal invitation can also be done beforehand for relatives and close friends attending the wedding. Consider the guests coming from out of the country, atleast inform them four months before the wedding date.