I had to make sure that the wedding invitation and the enclosure for the family luncheon were worded correctly so no misunderstandings would occur. When they asked to have the location of their bridal registry added to the invitation, I did a little research online. Modern times have changed some parts of the process, but listing where you're registered on the invitation is still taboo. The preference is to communicate the information separately or add an enclosure with the invitation. Many of the nicer stores will provide these enclosures for free.
How did I put this invitation together?
- Gather the information from the bride, groom, and family - names, dates, places, colors, themes, etc.
- Edit the engagement photo - I like to eliminate skin blemishes, add some bling to the diamond ring, get rid of any background distractions, and fix any wardrobe problems (hanging threads, wrinkles, stains, undergarments showing, etc.)
- Create the graphic elements for the couple's theme (always do this in layers so it's easier to make changes)
- Put the photo and graphic elements together and add the wording. The font for the text should go with the theme and look elegant enough for a wedding, but still readable.
- Get approval from the bride and groom
- Send to be printed - I like printing invitations as photos. The colors turn out great and the prices are reasonable.