Once you have set the wedding date and have secured the church and reception hall you can safely get to the task of ordering the invitations. Invitations come in many varieties and styles and range from inexpensive to very costly. The style you choose can depend on the amount of guests, how formal or informal the wedding will be and your budget.
For smaller weddings you may choose to print the invitations yourself. Today’s computer programs allow for many font choices and can accept all types of paper. Engraved or embossed invitations must be ordered from a stationer or printer. Engraved invitations have the letters pressed into the paper. Embossing uses gold or silver on some of the words or letters for a more formal look.
The invitation should include the time, date and location of the wedding, who is hosting the wedding, how formal the occasion is and any special information. The location of the reception can be either placed on the invitation itself or on a separate card included in the envelope.
This card is smaller than your invitation card. It should include all the information about the reception such as date, time and place. The time of the reception is generally immediately following the ceremony. In a case where that isn’t true make sure that the time is clear on the reception card.