Gone are the days of the town crier announcing the wedding to the local’s, and anyone who heard the announcement was invited! Imagine standing on the corner of Ponsonby Road or Queen Street – that would make for one large and expensive guest list…. The formalities changed, and monk’s skilled in the art of calligraphy would hand write formal and personal invitations. They would then be hand delivered by horse and cart.
These days invitations have changed somewhat, and whilst still relatively formal, some are opting for facebook or web page rsvp’s.. Call me old fashioned, and I understand that everyone leads a busy life, but the personal touch of receiving a formal invitation by post is a tradition that should continue…
Invitations don’t have to been completely stark and void of personality. There are SO many gorgeous options out there. Why not adding a touch of sparkle to your invitations? Metallic accents, shimmery or rustic cards work well! Having some fun with envelope liners will create an eye-popping reaction – which is the first thing guests will see when they open your invite. In 2016 nature elements are becoming more and more popular for stationery, as these flower and herb examples show.
Gold foil, custom monograms and laser cut pocket wedding invitations create a feeling of luxury and turn the classic invitation into works of art. Here are some of my favourites.
The delicate lace laser cut invitation above is from Elegantweddinginvites.com