07:05 Wednesday 24 October 2012

Save the date - Invitations

While the Victorians only sent out wedding invitations a fortnight before the big day, sending Save the Date cards takes the long view.

With information that includes the date and sometimes the time of your wedding Save the Date cards are usually personalised and can be designed in the theme and even the colours of your wedding.

Choose your wedding invitations well and you’ll not only give yourselves a lot of pleasure looking at them but you’ll give your guests an idea of the kind of celebration they can expect.

There are several options when it comes to choosing your invitations:

A specialist company: probably the most expensive option but designer printers will be happy to discuss your thoughts and ideas as well as offering helpful suggestions. They will then print the invitations.

Pre-designed stationery: choose from a selection of styles, provide the words that you want and then they will be printed for you. Available from department stores and stationers.


Pre-printed, ready to write: less expensive but offers very good results. All you have to do is fill in the blanks. Available from card shops, department stores and stationers.

The print shop: for a really simple look just decide what you want in terms of card weight, wording, typeface and colour, then take it to a reputable high street printer. Once they are printed you could add details of your own to give it that personal touch.

DIY: economical but unusual and unique, home-made stationery can look really lovely. Decorate paper or card with ribbon, sequins, fabric or pressed flowers in your colour scheme.

Alternatively you could design and print them on your home PC.

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