Every bride wants elegant wedding invitations for their dream, luxurious wedding. And, why not? You only get married once, so make it what you want it to be and let’s be honest, no bride wants to feel like she just stepped off a fishing boat on her wedding day — everyone wants to feel elegant!
Spread the news about your big day with an elegant wedding invite. What makes an invitation elegant? Here at Serendipity Beyond Design, we feel that it’s what you choose to put into the design. It’s all the little touches that make the wedding invitation unique, custom and elegant.
For instance a nice wedding invitation can be dialed up a notch with a thoughtful envelope. Forget the typical plain flap and select an envelope that coordinates best with your invite, then line the envelope with unique and custom liner that is both chic and unexpected. The Cobalt Blue Peaccock Wedding Invitation features a lined envelope that completes the peacock design for an elegant touch.
Have a custom wedding emblem designed for your big day. We love the Custom Illustrated Monogram Wedding Invitation. Here the designer took an image of the wedding location, then illustrated the image in software and added more personalized details — the wedding date and names of the bride and groom in a script font. This illustration is then used throughout the rest of the invitation and is available to the couple for use on other elements — such as their wedding cake, welcome bags for the guests and additional wedding stationery.
Another touch of class is to make your simple, yet elegant wedding invitation and turn it into letterpress. This imprinted text and motifs on a heavier paper weight will leaves your guests breathless. Mixing an old technique, such as letterpress, with timeless fonts and simple, clean graphics create a stunning wedding invite, as seen in this Vintage Map and Lucky Sea Horse Wedding Invitation.
Our final piece of advise for designing elegant wedding invitations is print them on fine papers. If you take an elegant design and print them on your at-home printer or standard paper, they’ll end up a not so elegant mess. However, if you take the time to carefully select the right paper for the design, then you’ll have something truly elegant. Some paper considerations include: weight (you want something more than your standard, run of the mill paper weight), color and finish (matte, gloss, shimmer).
One thing that won’t affect the price of your invitations, but can make them more elegant is the wording. Write the formal invitation yourself and draw inspiration from natural items that are around your wedding location — shells, pearls, acorns, leaves, etc. You don’t have to use overly dramatic or multi-syllable words, instead use words that have an eternal, warm and lush feeling. The more thought you put into the phrases, the more elegant it will sound.
An elegant wedding invitation doesn’t mean it is the most expensive wedding invitation ever; work with your designer and creating something that is you and I’m sure it will be elegant as well.