It’s never too soon to start designing your wedding invitations. With your big day coming in autumn, you’ve got plenty of time to set them, but just how do you get started? With our top tips, we’ll have your autumn wedding invitations falling into place in no time.
Wedding stationery sets the style for your happiest day. For your friends and family, it will be their first peek at your wedding, so why not capture its essence in your cards? Begin by imagining what your wedding will be like. You might find you have a style in mind that’s personal to you. Consider colours too – what flowers will you want and what colours will your bridesmaids be wearing? Bespoke wedding invitations are very popular, allowing skilled stationers to create cards reflecting your choice of colours and individuality. What could be better than wedding stationery that’s entirely unique to you?
Your wedding will be held in autumn, so you want your invites to reflect this fabulous time of year. By picking the right theme, style, colours, and font you can capture the season on your cards.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
A theme of change
Autumn is one of the most amazing times of year to tie the knot. With the trees in a constant blaze of change, leaf themes are a perfect pick for autumn wedding invitations. Showcase the season with passionate flame-shaped maple leaves or, for something more delicate, the graceful leaves of the everlasting oak. A wind tossed scattering of smaller leaves can make beautiful borders for your cards.
Themes are perfect to tie all your wedding stationery together and create a collection. Good stationers will offer discounts when you buy different materials, so display your autumn theme throughout your wedding save-the-dates, place cards and RSVPs.
Get styled up
You’ve found the theme for you, so now it’s time to discover your style. For an elegant sophisticated look, think about using gold foil blocking, but for a bolder more boisterous autumnal essence, try using strong shapes and cut-outs of your favourite leaves.
From fiery reds and oranges, to the stunning golds, autumn is an amorous inferno of colour, but if you would like a gentler palette picture, pale blue autumn skies and pastel coloured kites caught in the breeze encapsulate the season.
The vital words on your autumn wedding invitation might be the place and time, but there’s more to consider. A vast variety of fonts are available today, so why not choose one that complements your theme. Type script in a swirl like leaves blowing in the wind, or use an elegant serif font to echo autumn branches.
It’s wise to request samples from your stationers to see the quality of printing and cardstock. Before you commit to print, make sure to double check everything with a friend – an extra pair of eyes is helpful when you want your autumn wedding invitations to be absolutely perfect.