A Lasting Impression

Written with love, by Tess Dissa

An important day is drawing nearer; a beautiful day where two people in love will join hands in matrimony. Yes, your wedding day! You can make it the best day ever, but you will need to plan ahead, because before you know it, it'll be the night before the wedding and soon you'll be married. We want you to be prepared, and importantly ready for a day of happiness and fun!

When it comes down to wedding planning, there are so many things you need to think about; the venue, the dress, the food & beverages, music and entertainment, and the list goes on. However, it wouldn't all be worth it if it wasn't for the people who will be there to share this special day with you.  That's why your wedding invitations are ever so important.

Picture this, one of your invitees is opening the wedding invitation package you sent them, they take a good look at the exterior of the envelope, the labeling, and the little details you've included such as an envelope seal, and then they open it. What do they see? Do they see a lovely pop of colour and surprise with an envelope liner or do they go right in for the star attraction, the wedding invitations. With the wedding invitations, what do you think their reaction will be? You only get to make a first impression once, so let's make it count.  Here are some things you should consider when ordering your wedding invitations...

Know Your Dream Day Vision & Style

If you've been dreaming about this day for a while now, then you'll be able to see it when you close your eyes and envision it. Will it be an elegant and classy affair, a beautiful wedding on the beach, an intimate garden wedding or something truly unique? Your wedding invitation style will be inspired by how you envision your dream day style to be.  This includes not just deciding on the style of the wedding, but also choosing a colour palette, theme, and not to mention special details and custom touches such as a monogram or motif design to be seen throughout, starting from the first peek of the wedding invitations to the thank you cards.

Paper Textures, Qualities, and Styles

Wedding invitation retailers offer a wide selection of designs and styles to choose from, and they also offer a selection of paper textures and qualities too. Each variety can differ from the next according to the weight of the paper, the ingrained texture as well as the natural base colour. Based on your choice of these criteria, the print will also change accordingly. Therefore, you should always opt to have samples done and choose your wedding invitations well in advance to avoid disappointment. Holding them in your hands, you can make an informed decision based on colour in different lighting, texture and general appeal. 


Wedding Invitation Etiquette & Accessories

The thing with wedding invitations is that it's not just a card that you are sending out, but a request with love, so make sure that it carries the same tone in your invitation wording, and make sure to note correct etiquette when addressing your invitees whether it's in the wording or on the envelope. Also, there's more to it than just the invitation. You will need to include other wedding invitation accessories that accompany the package such as the Reply Card (also known as the RSVP Card), the Directions and Accommodations Card, and not to mention the Wishing Well and Registry Card.

Don't forget the little details. A little something can do wonders to create a memorable and lasting impression, so keep these tips in mind when you pick out your wedding invitations. Here's to a happy dream day wedding!

DreamDay Invitations is Australia´s leading manufacturer of wedding invitations and stationery. DreamDay sells and ships worldwide.