Winter wedding invitations can be home made or custom made but should be a good representation of your wedding theme. Whether you want casual wedding invitations, formal wedding invitations, make your own wedding invitations or just send wedding reception invitations, it all starts with a wedding stationery budget.
Regardless of how big or how small your budget is, without a clear idea of how much you intend to spend, it is just too easy to overspend.
When you send your wedding invites, it is usually the first indication to your guests of the theme of your wedding. The colours and style on the invitiations indicate whether you are looking at having a casual, outdoor, easy going or formal style wedding.
For example, sending winter wedding invitations with children playfully sledding down a hill when you are planning a formal and elegant ballroom wedding will confuse your guests.
You also risk your guests being embarrassed because they are severely under-dressed for the occasion. To avoid that, it is worthwhile mentioning the type of dress style you would like at your wedding: formal, semi-formal, smart casual, or casual.
Only after you have determined a budget, picked a theme and secured a reception venue should you order your wedding invites. You may think you want a Valentine themed wedding and then you fall in love with a rustic country inn with a huge stone fireplace and large wooden staircase and suddenly you want snowflakes and snowmen. No problem! Unless you already spent a couple hundred dollars purchasing hearts and cupid stationery.
One of the smartest things the winter bride and groom can do is spend the extra money and purchase save the date invitations.
It's kind of like buying insurance – they are notifications sent very early to your guests that you are planning a seasonal wedding and you would like them to reserve the date.
There are some special considerations when sending Christmas wedding invitations. Most notably to ensure it doesn't look like other holiday mail so it isn't inadvertently lost and never opened.
To really get noticed with unique wedding invitations, try making your own custom wedding postage stamps Whether you go modern or vintage or formal or fun, your winter invites are your chance to really show your style. From dazzling and sparkling finishes to discreet watermarks or embossed papers, the world of wedding stationery may surprise and overwhelm you. Stick to your theme and stay within budget and have fun choosing your perfect winter wedding invitations.