Traditionally our favourite season for weddings, there’s no doubt that summer is the perfect time of year to tie the knot. The weather is warm, a vast choice of flowers is available and you can celebrate your nuptials into the long evening. First of all, though, you’ve got to send those summer wedding invitations.
Where to begin?
With so many options available, it can seem a daunting task to choose your wedding stationery. Wedding invitations are super important. For your guests, it will be their first introduction to your special day so you want your invitation cards to really shine.
Ask yourself what kind of wedding you are having. Will it be a formal occasion with a vintage flair or something more modern? Your style might be one that is specific to you. Gifted stationers can craft bespoke wedding invitations to your individual style, which is a great way to make your summer wedding invitations truly unique.
You’ve chosen summer for your wedding, so why not celebrate this season of sunshine in your wedding invites. Through a choice of theme, style, colour and even typography, we can help you achieve just that.
Here are some of our biggest seasonal tips:
Embrace the theme of summer
With so many outdoor events, floral themes are a fantastic choice for summer wedding invitations. Let your cards call out to the season with bright sunflowers or, for a vintage feel, consider classic roses. Butterflies, birds and bunting always say summer and are perfect for playful patterns and decorative designs, or you could try a seaside theme with summery beach feel.
The beauty of a theme is you can tie all your wedding stationery together and make it a collection. Top stationers often offer discounts when you buy different types of stationery, so continue your summer theme across your menu and place cards, wedding save-the-dates and RSVPs.
Find your style
You’ve discovered your theme, so now it’s time to consider style. Watercolour painting is perfect for a more classic, vintage style wedding, but for a more contemporary card, try strong cut-outs or abstract shapes of your favourite flowers for a splash of summer sun.
Summer is a rainbow of colour, from its beautiful blooms to its golden sunshine. Celebrate the season with your favourite pinks and lilacs with cream and white for contrast on your summer wedding invitations, or paint a sunny blaze with bright sunflower yellows.
Choose words wisely
There are tons of excellent typefaces at hand, so why not use one that matches your theme? Classic calligraphy can be perfect for a traditional summer wedding, or choose a bold and fun font for something more modern. Always be mindful when selecting your lettering to keep it clear and legible, and to pick a colour that contrasts with your card.
Now you’ve found your design, you can choose your summer wedding invitations. A quality stationer will often offer a quick turnaround and free delivery.