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Where to Make Luxury Hand-crafted Wedding Invitations with Beautiful Calligraphy for Your Wedding Day!

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Hand-crafted invitations with beautiful calligraphy!!

When your planning your wedding first impressions are important, especially when it comes to your wedding guests. Your wedding invitation is the perfect opportunity to showcase your theme and vision on paper. Hand-crafted invitations with beautiful calligraphy are not only elegant but also help set the tone for your special day. With a formal tone, your guests will be eager to RSVP and attend your wedding. So, take the time to craft the perfect wedding invitation that highlights your uniqueness as a couple and sets the stage for an unforgettable event.

The first item that guests see about your wedding day is the wedding stationary, and it can make a lasting impression. To start off, there are various paper options including handmade paper or card stocks with optional hand-torn edges. Artwork can be hand-drawn or painted with watercolours by specialised artists in buildings, landscapes, pets, and florals. Calligraphers can also do beautiful drawings or writing to give the invitation suite a timeless feel. You may choose printing with digital laser printers or letterpress which leaves an impression in the paper with a single ink. Artworks must be line drawings or vector files. Envelope addressing can be handwritten by calligraphers or digitally printed, and wax seals can be applied in different ways to suit your preference.

Before starting on your wedding stationery, make a list of all the items you think you will need. This will give your stationery designer a starting point rather than drip-feeding them as you plan your wedding. 

However, I can provide some general examples including:

1. Announcement or invitation for the ceremony, reception, or gathering after the wedding.

2. Escort cards or seating charts

3. Menus

4. RSVP, wishing well cards

5. Vows 

6. Thank you cards

7. Signage (for directions, reception instructions, guestbook, etc.)

8. Place cards or labels

9. Save the dates

10. Table numbers

It’s important to note that while some wedding stationery items are optional, we highly recommend sending Save the Dates as they allow your guests to start planning accordingly. For a destination wedding, it’s best to send Save the Dates a year in advance, while 6 to 8 months is appropriate for a local wedding. Your Save the Dates should include your wedding date, location, and a note to say that a formal invitation will follow. Formal Save the Dates can have your full names, but if you prefer a more casual approach, just put your first names as long as everyone knows who you are.

When it comes to formal invitations, it’s essential to include all the details of your ceremony and reception. You should start with mentioning who is hosting your wedding, usually both sets of parents or just you but using full names. Followed by the ceremony details such as location and time and then the reception details. Dress attire and the full address of your wedding location should also be included.

Other stationery items to include with your wedding invitations are an RSVP card with an addressed and stamped envelope to make it easy for your guests to mail these back to you or your parents. Your RSVP should clearly state the name of the guests invited, how many guests, and if you have a food choice, include this so they can tick their option. 

Don’t forget that you’ll also need stationery for your wedding day. This includes an order of ceremony booklet or cards, table seating plan, table names, or numbers to help guests when they are being seated. Individual place cards are also necessary to mark each guest’s place setting. Some venues and caterers may include menu cards, or you may wish to create your own to match your wedding stationery. If you don’t want to have the extra cost of menu cards, consider a large menu printed or handwritten and placed by the dinner area. There are so many creative ideas to display your menu at your wedding.

Other stationery items you may wish to consider are favour tags, stickers, or tie-on tags personalised with your names and wedding date. If you’re presenting each guest with a favour, get creative with ideas like stickers for favour boxes plus, personalised messages like “Thank you for sharing our special day.”

Finally, once your wedding is over, don’t forget to send thank you cards within 2 to 3 weeks after your wedding. Your thank you cards should include the guest’s name, an appreciation of the particular gift they gave you, and if possible, include a photo. A tip is to get a photo done at your wedding holding up a Thank You sign or banner and use this later to send out to your guests too.

Where to plan your beautiful invitations?

If you’re anything like me, then you’re a lover of beautifully designed, hand-crafted invitations. There’s an indescribable feeling of excitement that comes with receiving a physical invitation in the mail, especially when you can tell that a lot of thought and care went into its creation.

If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your upcoming event, then you know that invitations play a crucial role. They set the tone for your event and let your guests know what they can expect. But where do you plan on getting your beautiful invitations? Look no further!

Azalea Calligraphy in Melbourne and Small Brown Writes in Perth carefully crafted script to the unique and stylish design, your invitations will be a true work of art. They will bring your vision and theme to life in a way that no other type of writing can.

Using calligraphy for your invitations gives an old-world charm that is hard to resist. This classic style of writing adds a touch of grace and elegance that is sure to impress your guests and make them feel extra special. Plus, with the wide range of styles and colours available, you can customise your invitations to perfectly match your event’s theme and colour scheme.

You’ll fall in love with this beautiful way of writing and the way it elevates your invitations to a whole new level.

Where to make high-quality printed invitations?

Luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing vendors out there that cater to those of us who appreciate a mix of printed invitations. From the luxurious designs offered by Gaint Invitations and Paradise Invitations to the local vendors such as Felicitation and Tango Design that specialize in a gold foil stamped, laser cut, letterpress in rustic & vintage, classic & timeless or modern and simple, there’s something for every taste.

What’s great about these vendors is that they understand the importance of quality printing. They use the finest materials and techniques to create invitations that are not only visually stunning but also durable and long-lasting. Whether you’re sending out wedding invitations, birthday party invites, or just welcoming family and friends to a special event, you can be confident that your chosen vendor will deliver invitations that make an impact.

So, if you’re a fan of printed invitations, don’t hesitate to explore the amazing options out there. Whether you’re looking for something traditional and elegant or modern and unique, there’s a vendor out there that can make your vision a reality. So go ahead, and indulge in your love of printed invitations – you won’t regret it!

This is the start of your love story on your wedding day.

As a photographer, I also recommend keeping all of your stationery items together with wax seals, ribbons, spare flowers, petals, and any special love notes. This is one of my favourite items to photograph before or on your wedding day as it creates a beautiful memory to cherish. Keep everything together to create a cohesive and memorable suite of wedding stationery that perfectly captures your love story!

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