Of course the possibilities are endless, and no-one should feel constricted by existing designs as most stationers will offer a bespoke service, but here are my Top 5 Ideas ….
1. Postcard Style
A simple flat printed invitation. This style of invitation is perfect for you if you don’t have too much information to pass onto your guests, and is also a great option for evening invitations which don’t need as much wording on them. They also make a great Save the Date card option.
Postcard style invitations are great for last minute weddings or if you need invitations in a rush as they can be more easily printed quickly for you.
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2. Flat Folded Style
A traditional square folded card can make a great wedding invitation, giving your guests a good insight into the style of your wedding on the front cover, and providing plenty of room inside to give your guests the basic details of the day and R.S.V.P information.
These are also often easier to make in a hurry if you order a pre-existing off the peg design.
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3. Pocketfold Style
Pocketfolds are great if you have lots of guests coming from further afield or have lots of information you need to let your guests know about your day.
I often include a RSVP card and envelope for guests to fill in and return, plus an information card providing guests directions, hotel suggestions and details about your gift list. Maps can also be included.
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4. Present Style
An alternative to a pocketfold, several invitation, information and rsvp cards can be layered up and wrapped in a co-ordinating band or tied in string. This can really work when you want to include numerous information cards, maps or rsvps, and can be a gorgeous little package or present for you guests to open when they receive their invitations!
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5. Concertina Style
I’ve started creating a lot more of these styles of invitations recently, which are great as they encompass everything you need to give your guests in one card.
A pre-addressed RSVP postcard with a space for a stamp can be torn off the end, filled in by your guests and posted straight back to you. Anything which makes it easier for your guests will mean you getting much better response and less chasing people!
There is also plenty of room for maps and information.
I hope this has given you an idea of what you could order for your wedding. Check out all my ranges of stationery on the website http://knotsandkisses.co.uk or contact me for a completely bespoke design at firstname.lastname@example.org