When it comes to weddings, everything must be perfect, all the way to the dot. That of course also includes the wedding invitation.

In making a wedding card printing and invitation, you can either design it on your own, or you can hire a graphic designer to do it for you. As wedding budgets may get limited, you may opt for the option of doing it on your own.

Don’t worry, this does not mean that it will be less good than the design of a graphic designer.

If you do the design and printing of your own wedding invitation, you can either buy or get a template. The other option is, of course, doing everything from scratch. The latter can take up a long time and it is not preferable especially if you are not familiar with designing software. Thus, the first option is better. It saves time and keeps you from too much stress as well.

Then, what do you need to know so that you can design a good wedding invitation? Well, here goes.

1. Choose a Theme

Try to come up with a theme. Usually, this goes along with the theme of the wedding. It is a lot easier to start designing by deciding on a theme so that you can think up of the other design elements that fit under the category of that theme. You can come up with anything, color theme, pattern theme, anything at all. You should also consider the kind of style you want to go for; either traditional, minimalistic, elegant, extravagant, vintage, and so on.

2. Beautiful Typeface

This is one of the most important necessities when it comes to wedding invitation design. You can try choosing either scripts, brushes, calligraphy, or even handwriting fonts. These are popular and they look simple yet beautiful.

Try to match up the beautiful typeface with a suitable font style to make a good balance.

Remember to choose specific parts of the design to use the typeface on, for example, the names of the bride and groom. This will add emphasis to it and make it look more special.

You can find a lot of special typefaces online, and they often come free as well. So, make sure you try to explore as much as you can.

3. Critical Content

A wedding invitation should provide clear information. Make sure that it includes the information that everyone needs without making them confused so that they can certainly know who is getting married and where and won’t have trouble finding the place and coming at the right type. Provide extra information if necessary, such as theme or specific attire. Also, don’t forget to provide a contact for RSVP.

4. Finishes

There are several different finishes that you can choose for a wedding invitation. Finishes can really make a difference in the final product and turn a wedding invitation to look more beautiful. The most common types of finishes that are used for wedding invitations are foil, embossing or debossing, UV coating, letterpress, and other printing styles. Of course, the options for finishes can only be obtained in a printing service. So, if you are willing to spend a little bit of extra cash for a final touch, it is good.