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    WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT TO PICK THE RIGHT INVITATION

    Do you feel that invitations cost alot of money, mainly because guests throw the invitation in the bin after the event? Invitations are perceived as something easy to make and few realise the amount of work and planning that goes into it. An invitation is the first impression, given to guests about the event and…

     10 INVITATION DO’S AND DONT’S

    DO Check over your guest list and make sure you have not left anyone out, check with your partner and possibly, both your parents. Shop around for invitations and decide on a budget and stick to it. Match the colours used on the invitation, with the reception, such as bows on chair covers and wedding

     WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START ORGANISING WEDDING INVITATIONS?

    We recommend about 4 months before the date, if it is a local wedding, or about 6 months, before hand, if the wedding is not local (a few hours away, interstate or overseas). If your wedding will not be local, guests need to plan accommodation, put in for leave at work, find someone to take care of…

     TIPS TO DIY INVITATIONS

    This is such a big topic, because they are so many possibilities with invitations, but here is quick summary. If you feel you are very crafty and creative, or you feel, you would like to save some money on your invitations, DIY, is the answer for you. Pick how you want your invitation to look – perhaps a…

    SHOULD YOU SEND A “SAVE THE DATE” CARD FOR YOUR UPCOMING WEDDING?

    Save the dates are for weddings that are not local to the majority of guests or for weddings in the holiday periods. Your wedding might be a few hours away, interstate or overseas and you would send out save the dates, so your guests can prepare for it, by booking accommodation, making travel plans…

    WHAT ARE WISHING WELL CARDS?

    Wishing wells are, only often found with wedding invitations. With other occasions, such as birthdays and christening’s, it is uncommon. A wishing well is anything from 1 sentence, to a paragraph, explaining, that the bride and groom would prefer money over gifts. It can also be a rhyming poem…

    6 POINTS ON HOW TO CALCULATE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF DIY STOCK FOR YOUR INVITATION PROJECT

    Work out how many invitations you need to make. Make a list of the stationery items you need – card, envelopes, RSVP cards etc. Buy a minimum of 5 – 10 over’s, this depends on how experienced you are. (test runs can always be done on plain copy paper, cut to the same size as they stationery you are setting up.) This point is particularly important for envelopes, as they can easily jam in the printer and getting…

    WHAT IS FOILING AND EMBOSSING?

    Foiling, known as foil stamping and is the application of a metallic or a matt colour. Gold and silver are the most commonly used, and the design or text is heated and stamped onto the paper with a die. Combining this process with embossing, will give your text a 3d appearance. Letterpress is where the letters…

    DO I NEED TO PRINT RSVP’S FOR MY WEDDING INVITATIONS?

    Many wedding invitations use the traditional method of giving a printed card, rather than supplying an email address or phone number to contact them on, as it is more formal and weddings carry a lot of formalities. If you are on budget, the mot inexpensive way is to provide a email address and / or phone…

    7 TIPS YOU MUST READ BEFORE LOOKING FOR WEDDING INVITATIONS.

    Do a rough guest list. Have an idea of card colour – white, cream or ivory’s? Pick a size – Do you like rectangle or square? Flat Card or one that opens up? Pockets on inside of card for RSVPs, wishing wells or accommodation cards? Or wishing well printed on inside left hand side of card and RSVP slipped in there…

    SHOULD I HAVE CEREMONY BOOKS AT MY WEDDING?

    It’s not necessary to have ceremony books at the wedding ceremony, however, it allows guests to follow what is being said and the rituals being performed. These books are handed out to guests, at the ceremony’s entrance. The cover is, the same stock as the invitations and can have the same colour ribbon and bow…

    DO I NEED TO HAVE ARRANGED SEATING AT MY WEDDING RECEPTION?

    Having arranged seating, adds to the formality of your event and let those closest to you, sit closest to you at your wedding. The wedding reception will most likely ask you for a seating plan, so you will generally need to make one, weather you decide to have it printed or not. As guests arrive on the day…

    SHOULD YOU SEND OUT A THANKYOU CARD TO YOUR GUESTS?

    It is a nice gesture, to send out thankyou cards, to guests who attended the wedding or could not attend and brought you a gift or gave you money. The thankyou gift is the bonbonniere that is given on the tables at the reception. This can be individual or one per family. The thankyou cards, are a printed…

    WHAT ARE BONBONNIERES / FAVOUR BOXES / BOMBONNIERES?

    Bonbonniers are an inexpensive way to say thankyou to your guests for attending your event and take home a keepsake / reminder of your event. It can be one per family or one per guest. This can be anything, like a chocolate heart, a box of almonds, a small bottle of whiskey or wine, a bottle opener, or…

    WEDDING INVITATION WORDING

    How to word wedding invitations? Here is a sample: Mr & Mrs J Sultana together with Mr & Mrs P Allie request the pleasure of Joseph Greech to celebrate the wedding of Michael & Mandy on 25th March 2017 at 1pm St Matthews Church 12 Tebbutt Street, Windsor then afterwards at 6pm The Grand…

    SAMPLE WISHING WELL WORDING

    One sentence, you could put at the bottom of your invitation: Should you wish to buy us a gift, contributions towards our honeymoon would be greatly appreciated. Here are some poems for wishing well wording: Our life together on this day starts, Joined together at the heart. The home we’ve built to love and…

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