Invitations are a crucial part of the wedding planning process – you want to invite guests in the traditional manner without compromising your personal individuality.

When to Order Invitations

Keep in mind that it can take several weeks or months for invitations and save the dates to arrive. La-Keesha Reed of Chocolate Silk Creations says, “We recommend sending out Save the Dates four to six months before the wedding and ten to twelve months in advance for destination or holiday weddings.”

Since most invitations can take at least four to eight weeks to prepare, couples should place their order at least 16 to 20 weeks before the big day, keeping in mind that invitations should be mailed six to eight weeks before the wedding. – See Chocolate Silk Creations F.A.Q. Section for more information.

Choosing the Right Invitation

As for creating unique invitations that will fit your wedding, there are multiple factors to consider. The basic elements of style, color and font are important, but the quality of the stationery and how it will coordinate with the wedding’s theme or color scheme is equally important.

Fine quality papers such as 100% cotton or linen is still on trend and can be expected to continue to be the standard for invitations, whether formal or more casual.

What’s Trending Right Now

The latest trend in save the dates is including photos of the couple. They can be enclosed in the envelope, sent postcard style or even printed on magnets.

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For invitations, bold and whimsical fonts are currently trending as well as alternating style fonts, using large letters for the names while the remaining text is in block.

Monograms continue to be the standard in traditional invitations. A signature monogram can follow the overall theme in other areas of the ceremony, such as for cake decorations or napkins.

Whether your wedding is classic, upscale or somewhere in between, invitations give the first impression for your big day. Chocolate Silk Creations is ready to design your invitations to ensure that you leave the best first impression for your guests.