Your closest loved ones are basking in sunshine, bringing out the best in a backdrop of orange, red, and marooned leaves… you’re wrapped in your fur and holding your honey tight… the crisp air is blowing gently through your soft, face-framing curls when you step outside for the first time as newlyweds… It’s the perfect setting for your Fall 2017 wedding, and you don’t want anyone missing out. It’s time to send some invitations!
The time-tested standard for sending invitations to your guests is 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date. In order to leave enough time for your stationer to design and produce your invites, invitation planning for a Fall wedding should begin in May or June.
Like any aspect of wedding planning, there are trends you’ll likely consider and classic elements you’ll want to include in your invitations. What will matter most when guests open your invites (and your save the dates and your dinner menu and your thank you notes!) is: Does this invitation look and feel like my friends [insert you and your spouse-to-be’s names here]? Be true to yourselves as a couple! If you and yours reflect a mod, minimalist aesthetic, focus on texture, finding quality papers, killer font pairings, and spot on wording. If you embrace a soft, natural vibe in your everyday routine, hire an experienced hand-calligrapher, go all out on watercolor, geode motifs, or florals. You may even consider including real greenery and a linen liner in your invite package! You. Do. You.
Working with a standout professional in the invites department, like our friends, Elizabeth and Denise at Coqui Paperie & Gifts Boutique, is a must as they will be able to make your vision come to life – whatever that vision may be! We think these 2017 designs strike all the write notes… 😉
More trend-spotting invitation inspiration below…