It’s a fact (I reckon) that as soon as one couple decides to tie the knot the urge to get married spreads like a cheerful virus. Maybe it’s because of the point at the end of a friend’s wedding reception when you get that special (possibly tipsy) look from your lover that makes you think ‘why not’.
Getting married at roughly the same time as your friends can lead to a bit of friendly one upmanship. Who will book the coolest band, who will serve the finest food, and who will be the couple who manages to book the the funkiest photographer? Actually with regards to that last point, get in touch and I’ll help you win that little contest!
There are several serious things to consider if you’re getting married at the same time as lots of other friends. But that’s a topic for other, more serious wedding bloggers. I’m here to tackle something much more fun than venue double-bookings or date clashes. Wedding invitations!
Regardless of whether your friends and family are currently receiving tons of wedding invites you’ll still want to package your invitation in a way that will stand out from the avalanche of junk mail and bills that pour through the letterbox. Colourful envelopes are an almost passe no-brainer, so if you’re the type of couple that likes to play jokes then why not design your envelope to look like a court summons? Actually I can think of plenty of reasons not to do that, all of which are boring. If you want to get your guests’ attention maybe it might be best to stick to something simple plastered across the envelope. Something like ‘here’s the porn you ordered’. It’ll probably cheer up their postman on a rainy morning if nothing else.
When it comes to the content of the actual invite it’s probably easier to give advice about what not to do. Don’t put badly drawn caricatures of yourselves on the invite. Don’t give details of the positions you hope to attempt on your honeymoon. And most importantly don’t use comic sans. For the love of god please don’t use comic sans. In fact if you want a cool photo of yourselves on the invite then ask your wedding photographer to get involved, especially if he or she has the kind of props I’ve got in my photo booth.
If you’re sending out your invites a long way in advance of your big day then it’s well worth including some sort of ‘save the date’ do-dad. Paper wedding invitations can get lost under other, much more boring post, but something like a save the date fridge magnet will keep details of your wedding in one of the most important parts of your friend’s houses - the fridge!
Whatever you decide to do with your wedding invitations (and the rest of your wedding for that matter), make them reflect who you are as a couple; make them kick ass!
One last thing, please don’t fill your invitation envelope with confetti, it’s a proper pain in the arse to clear up!