Formal Winter Wedding InvitationsFormal wedding invitations are about more than elevated wording and linen paper. Your image choices, ink colors and font styles all add to the tone of your invitation. Scroll details on your lettering and silver embossed accents will announce the formality of your wedding without the addition of extra wording. Heavyweight papers and delicate embellishments such as snowy satin ribbons and faux pearl beading celebrate winter and won't clash with any other theme images you may want to add. Consider selecting images which have a pen and ink style in crisp black and white to keep the formality while adding some personality.
Casual Winter Wedding InvitationsIf your wedding will fall into a more casual category, winter invitations can allow playful couples a chance to let their humor shine through. Dancing penguins and mitten clad polar bears add whimsical charm and let your guests know the wedding will be more relaxed. Papers with falling snow backgrounds and colored graphics blend seamlessly with more casual wording. Charms and crystals add winter sparkle and can be found in many theme shapes such as snowflakes, Santas and pine cones.
Budget Winter Wedding InvitationsCasual or formal, if your budget is taking a hit with all your other wedding plans, do it yourself winter wedding invitations can help get you back on track. Art images are available in every style and can be used to support any theme. Steps by step instructions are provided to walk DIY couples of all experience levels through the easy process. Besides saving money, you will be able to create a special and unique wedding invitation in a style which is truly your own.
Unique Touches for Winter Wedding InvitationsRegardless of your overall tone, a couple can follow the latest trends and print wedding invitations on shaped papers. Snowflakes, hearts and snowmen all put the winter season front and center while leaving plenty of space for important wedding information. Add unique details by using scrapbook scissors and specialty hole punches available at stationary and craft stores. Scrapbook.com has a new hole punch to make dainty scalloped edges with ease. Check out the wide range of punches, self adhesive ribbons and stencils to make adding a special touch to your winter wedding programs a snap. Rubber stamps are now available in an amazing array of shapes and designs and when paired with any of the new ink pads, you don't have to be an artist to create something spectacular.
Winter Wedding Invitation GuidelinesOnce you have completed your design and are happily licking envelopes and pressing on stamps, keep a few ideas in mind. Make sure to mail your invitations out ten to twelve weeks before the wedding. Especially for a ceremony scheduled before the holidays, a bit more time is necessary for your invitations to work their way through a busy postal system. Keep your addresses and return addresses clearly written and easily read. Swirly fonts and detailed calligraphy may look amazing, but if rushed postal workers can't read it at a glance, all your hard work will be for nothing and the invitations will never arrive. Place embellishments and accessories safely inside and not on the back or front of your envelopes. Plan to include response cards, especially during this busy time of year. While not everyone will respond, you will have a much more accurate count for the caterer and reception venue if you give people an easy way to RSVP.
Winter wedding invitations offer brides and grooms a chance to express themselves as a couple. Find the parts of the season which mean the most to the two of you and focus on those touchstones. Whether you celebrate the entire winter season with your wedding invitation or simply add a few snowy touches, you will not regret taking the time to create a truly personal winter wedding invitation.