If you have just said ‘YES’ to the ultimate question and are now starting to plan and prepare for what could possibly be the biggest and greatest day of your life, do not worry – Today we are here to help. We know that it can be incredibly daunting and confusing due to the mass array of things that need planning, and our biggest piece of advice is to plan things one at a time, to ensure that everything is planned as carefully and efficiently as possible!

A good place to start is your wedding invitations. Wedding invitations are most likely the first insight into your wedding that your wedding guests will see; therefore you should ensure that they are exactly how you want them to be. Here are a few top tips.

Set a theme

It is typically a good idea to choose your wedding theme as soon as possible; this will allow you to ensure that everything from your invites to your flowers and wedding table accessories match perfectly. Once you have decided what theme you would like your wedding to be based around you will be able to select wedding invites to match, providing all of your guests with a glimpse into what to expect on the big day. You could select invited based on themes such as season and location or alternatively you could simple choose your invites based on colours – For example some brides-to-be like to have invites that are the same colour as their bridesmaids dresses and bouquets.

Order samples

Once you have decided what style of wedding invitations you would like to use you will be happy to discover that many wedding invitation suppliers offer FREE samples, so that you can see the wedding invites that you have selected in person before deciding whether they are perfect for you or not. Doing this can be best practice as sometimes colours on invites can differ slightly in person to they do online. Also, you may want to consider ordering wedding invite samples from multiple suppliers so that you can really determine which invited you like the best.

Consider wording carefully

There are many different ways in which wedding invites can be worded, so do your research and choose a way that suits you, your partner and most of all the wedding that you are planning. Think about whether a formal or informal approach would work best and take a look online at wording that others have previously used. Once you have come up with the best words to use, make sure that you proof, proof and proof again to eliminate any chance of mistake, after all hopefully these will be the only wedding invitations that you ever have to send.

Wedding invite list

One last thing that you have to do before placing your wedding invitation order is to determine how many invites you are going to need – Now if probably the best time to write your guest list. Sit down with your partner and compile a list of people that you would like to invite and work out how many invites you need to order. Remember, to order a few extra invites in case you make any mistakes when writing them or in case you have accidently forgot about someone that you would like to attend.