When getting married in Dubai, once you’ve finalized your venue, menu, and guest list, one exciting decision a couple will make, is that of their Wedding Invitation Cards and Stationary.
1. Define Your Style – Are you elegant and timeless? Or quirky and energetic? Or elaborate and over the top? Knowing what your personal style preferences are in advance, will help guide a designer to create the stationary you will love for years to come. This is the time when you also need to have clear idea of your wedding theme and colours.
2. Know your Timeline – This is important for several reasons. You need to work backwards from your wedding date, to figure out what the latest date is, for your RSVP’s to come in, for your cards to be delivered, for your cards to be produced, and for the wedding card designs to be finalized. The number of RSVP’s will determine the number of tables, centerpieces, catered meals, etc. Ideally, we recommend that your save the dates should go out 6-8 months before your wedding. This also means hiring your photographer at least a month before your invites need to go out.
3. What should the Invites Say – Wedding invitation wording can be tricky. Traditionally, the host’s name is listed first on the invitation. Make sure that you list key things out in your invite – ceremony time and location, the hosts, the couple’s names, the dress code, and the RSVP information, but be vary not to overcrowd the wedding invitations. Breathing room on a card gives it a premium look.
4. Printing – Before you go into print, make sure you’ve checked the copy 3-5 times. Have different sets of eyes look through them, so typos can be corrected before its too late. At this point, your annoying grammar nazi friend would be really helpful at spotting errors your eyes may have not picked up on. A neat trick is to read the copy out loud from left to right word for word, so you don’t accidentally miss anything.
5. Consider a Stationary Suite – In addition to your wedding cards, make sure you have menu cards, programs, thank you notes, table numbers, wedding hotel signage, etc. with your invitations. That way, all of your stationary looks consistent and follows the same theme. A good designer can change up the cards slightly, based on the event, but overall, cohesiveness in your wedding stationary is a really elegant touch.
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