Video:Wedding Invitation Detailswith Mahsa Rajaei
Learn about common wedding invitation details and styles so that you can design an invite to your taste. Watch this video from About.com for more on wedding invitation details and styles.See Transcript
Transcript:Wedding Invitation Details
Hi, my name is Mahsa Rajaei, here for About.com. And I’m going to be giving you some tips today on do it yourself wedding invitations.
Popular Colors for Wedding Invitations
There are some colors, they are neutral and they are trendy always. And they never get old, like black, grey, white, natural white, silver if you're going for metallic and navy. There are some others colors that are trendy and that come with time -- like these days the neon colors and the bright colors are more trendy.
Font Choices for Wedding Invitations
If it's a classic invitation, usually people choose two different fonts, totally different. But at the same time, when it comes to the invitation, together it gives it a harmony, the same harmony invitation and it's going to be nice. If you go with modern you can combine kind of few different fonts and then usually they go capital with a bigger size of font. But usually it’s a mixture of fonts and usually one its better to be a script font and the other to be a block font.
Paper Options for Wedding Invitations
About the paper you are going to choose for your wedding invitation, it's going to depend on the printing type, you're going to choose a different kind of a paper. If it's letterpress or if it's digital, but usually it has to be cover, from 65 lbs or higher. These days it really trendy people use really thick paper like 110 lb or 120 lb.
Additional Wedding Invitation Details
They are so many embellishments you can use to dress up your invitation. Some people choose ribbon, some people choose belly belt, there’s stones, liner for your envelope, there is also wax and seal, they are getting trendy again and coming back. So you go for the envelope based on the size of the invitation and you also dress up your envelopes with the liners. It can be a simple plain colorful liner or it can be patterned.
Budget Concerns for Wedding Invitations
If you have a limited budget for your wedding invitation, there are some facts you have to consider. One is the kind of printing you choose, for example, letterpress or thermography, they are more expensive than the other kind. If you are on a lower budget, you can choose digital laser printing, which is simple. One is the size you have to consider, you don't want to pay extra postage if you have a limited budget. So you better keep it in the standard sizes like 5-x-7 -- squares mostly they are more expensive. And also you can save on liner which is extra money. If it has any assembly, putting a layer is not a hard job, it is a very easy thing to do you just have to spend time on it.
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