When I’m asked to give advice on how to choose the perfect wedding card designs, one of the things I hear more than any other is, “I don’t know. What’s the best card to use?” That could be one of the first questions I’ll ask my clients if they’ve got a question about wedding invitations. In fact, it’s often first when I have an idea for a special card for their wedding since I know that’s probably the first thing a lot of people will look at, especially when they see something online.
There are many different kinds of cards to use, and the most popular design styles are formal, casual, and contemporary styles. I always ask clients to imagine themselves using these styles of cards to describe their wedding. The best of all worlds? Exactly!
Ideas For The Best Wedding Card Designs
One of the ways I like to think about what card designs would be best for a wedding is to think about what the card designs would be for a big stationery company. In this case, the card design would be very casual, but still a lot of fun.
So here’s the stationery design for the “fun” stationery design. And because I like the word “fun,” I have several ideas for fun things you can do on the front of your wedding card invitations.
Can you imagine for a moment Christmas, New Year, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving all rolled into one? What fun? I had the best time designing this wedding card invitation.
Even if you don’t care about the season, you’ll be able to have fun with the decorating. You can use colored papers in all sorts of fun ways for the card. Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue paper and bold white lettering create a festive feel that will make your guests want to open the invitation.
Another popular invitation is a place card that makes a statement in a very different way than a traditional wedding card invitations. It’s more colorful, creative, and fun, and it might be just the thing for a kid’s birthday party, bridal shower, or some other kind of fun event.
Creative greetings can also be a great way to personalize a message. Having fun doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice originality, however.
An unusual place card might be a slightly fancier version of a traditional card. It may incorporate some of the best elements of both. Who knows?
Every bit of attention that you can pay to your guests, your wedding, and your guests’ friends and family should be a special way to express your appreciation. Some clients want their wedding cards to have a completely unique style, so they select lots of different cards from the many different types of cards that are available, then have them custom made according to their specifications.
Whatever special way you choose to communicate your gratitude, being able to deliver it in a unique invitation style is an essential part of the overall experience. That’s why I like to tell my clients that it’s fun to design, but you have to make it fun!
If you don’t, the card will look like it was selected at random. You won’t know what it means until you see it in person, but once you do, it’ll be fun, so enjoy the process, but make sure you make your guests feel like they’re part of your special day.