Austin and I handmade our invitations when we got married. We created a blend of both of our personalities. I hand stamped the front and used embossing powder to create a raised design. I love art and hand crafted things.
Austin is a computer guy. He designed the inside of the invitation and printed it out on velum paper, which is a see though type of paper. Then I hand tied the velum to the paper.
If you are interested in making your own handmade invitations, you’ll need to know what to write inside. I invited Sumeet on to tell you exactly what you need to add to you invitations.
Here’s what they say-
Every year, an average of 2.4 million weddings are done in the United States.
Weddings are a beautiful thing because you get to express
your intention to spend the rest of your life with your significant other. Many
people believe in weddings because it’s something they often saw and envied
while they were children.
Yet, before that day becomes a success you need to consider
sending out invitations. You may wonder what to include on a wedding
invitation. What is that that will give your guests a good first impression?
Below are 4 essential things which should appear in a
1. Who Is Hosting The Wedding?
You don’t have to wonder anymore about what to include on a wedding
invitation. Begin with this simplest of all things. Inform the person you are
inviting about the host.
The card should begin a list of names of the people hosting
the ceremony. Also included in the request line, the fact that their presence
will be much appreciated. If you and your future husband are hosting ensure
your names appear below that request line.
2. An RSVP Deadline
In the RSVP, there’s a line for the guests to write their
names. The RSVP part of the invitation is very critical because from it you
will have an estimate of the number of people attending the ceremony. After
sending out the invitation, there is a three to a four-week deadline
For the sake of convenience, make sure you stamp the
invitation. This will make it easy for the guest to RSVP.
3. The Date and the Time
These two pieces of information are crucial to the success
of the wedding. It’s best you first discuss with your partner and settle on a
date. Furthermore, you can discuss with some of the guests to know when they’ll
be available for the event.
Also, inform the guests what time the wedding is set to
start. It would be a shame if the guests came too early or too late.
4. The Name of the Bride and Groom
Key to the invitation is the name of the bride and groom. It
will be absurd to send out invitations yet your guests don’t even know whose
wedding they are coming to. The bride’s full name should begin and then the
groom’s name should follow.
What to include on a wedding invitation shouldn’t be
something that keeps you up at night. To avoid the hustle you can use pre-made
templates from Adobe Spark. Or you could build the invitation content from
Inform your guests about the host of the ceremony. Remember
to include your name and that of your partner. State where and when the event
will take place. Include a dress code if you like, after all, it’s your
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.