Wedding cards speak volumes about the couple to be tied in wedlock and their families. Wedding invitations or marriage cards offer a preview of the wedding and create a good impression about the couple.
Bridal couples like to create excitement with their wedding invitations. They prefer wedding invitations that have visual appeal, uniqueness and creativity. The choice of a marriage card is greatly influenced by the couple’s lifestyle and budget. Now days the bride has greater say in conceptualization of the marriage cards.
For traditional and informal weddings the wedding invitation can be expensive one or affordable and can be custom-made or from a catalog. For a lavish wedding with lesser number of invitees, the marriage cards are usually the grander sort, while for small weddings where invitees include only family members and a few friends, couples prefer to make their own wedding invitations.
Couples are usually sentimental about wedding invitations because invitations provide important information such as names of bride and groom, date and venue of the wedding.
Marriage cards could be selected from different designs and styles such as:
*Traditional design with centrally laid-out formal script
*Combination of colors for paper and script
*One fold or two fold
Traditional wedding invitations are regaining acceptance for their simplicity. These marriage cards are rectangular shaped made out of one sheet with printing on one side in scripted font without much decoration.
Contemporary marriage card is greatly different from traditional style. It can be in any shape and size which couples can customize as per their liking. You can incorporate a picture on the invitation.
Two fold wedding invitations had less preference in the past because they were heavy and expensive, but couples who want to print invitations by themselves have started using them. The first fold of the wedding invitation usually carries information about to-be-wed couple and the second fold provides information about the wedding itself.
Theme oriented marriage cards incorporate a theme into the wedding invitation itself. These can be invitations in the shape of snowflakes for a wedding in winter, or a beach scene on the card indicating that wedding will be taking place on the beach.
Present day couples have a wide choice of designs and materials to choose from for their wedding invitations. Unique invitations have started taking spotlight. The couples are opting for non-traditional unique invitations. Those planning a Victorian wedding go for scroll invitations to make their wedding theme more authentic.
Extraordinary scroll invitations are made using handmade paper and pressed flowers. Handmade silk ornaments are fixed with rose petals to create mood of a grand wedding. Scroll invitations with cinnamon sticks at both ends of invitation and tied with silk ribbon are presented to the invitees to discover wedding script inside.