The wedding invitation is the first impression that guests will receive about your wedding. It’s like the coming attraction to the big day, a preview of the theme and a note that sets the tone for the event to come. That’s no short order for a few pieces of paper.
But today’s wedding invitations are so much more than just an invite and RSVP card. Rather, modern wedding invitations can feature elaborate ornamentation, folding, fabrics and unique graphics. And all these effects can work together to present a unified look and theme. Besides the decorations, there are many wedding invitation styles that are designed to stand out from the crowd and make every guest save the date.
In fact, wedding invitations pose a great opportunity for creativity. Amid the rigors of budget planning and vendor negotiations, many brides and grooms view wedding invitations as a chance to express their personalities. This brief overview provides some great ideas to help you get started.
Of course, color is everything on an invitation. It provides the pop and attention grabbing element that makes a statement. But there are many more choices beyond the traditional white, silver and gold. In fact, the black and white motif is a classic look that is gaining popularity for its elegant style.
The Butterfly Field invitation, for example, creates a silhouette display that’s set off by the punch of watermelon colored ink. It’s an extremely romantic look from an unexpected and understated color scheme. Other luxe colors like crimson, platinum and gray can also be incorporated into an invitation. Just think how refined a crisp cream invitation will look with a rich satin ribbon wrapped around it.
Like so many other things in our lives, weddings are going green and for the Earth-friendly couple, there are many eco-friendly invitations to choose from. These invites not only help the environment, but they also showcase a couple’s commitment to the planet. The “Meant to Be” invitation can truly be considered “green,” with Forest Stewardship Council certified papers that are certified Processed Chlorine Free and use recycled colors containing at least 30 percent post consumer recycled fiber.
Each invitation comes wrapped in a unique “belly band” that guests can plant to grow perennial wildflowers (which will attract songbirds and other wildlife). But not all eco-friendly designs have a rustic feel; in fact, many invitations sport traditional looks but are still just as green.
If you’re looking to fully embrace the wedding’s season, an invitation just might be the right way to allow guests to preview the theme of the wedding. This option works especially well for weddings that are held during non-traditional months. The “Let it Snow” theme feature sparkling snowflakes across the face of the invitation along with a soft and subtle cool blue/gray color theme that coordinates perfectly with snow white reception, response and thank you cards. “Fall Leaves” also offers a seasonal feel, but this time with dressed up leaves decked out in shining silver tones that create a cool and casual feel to the non-folding invitation.
For the wedding that promises a far off location or eclectic destination, there are specially designed invitations that offer a preview to the adventure. “Sail to Love” invitations present an ocean theme complete with an embossed sailboat and a graphic trim of nautical flags along the bottom border.
The matching response, reception, thank you and multi-purpose cards all complete the theme. For those couples holding their wedding on a far off resort, there are many options, like the fun and fancy “Resort Stripes,” “Love By the Sea” and “Seashells” either in pearl or turquoise accents.
For the DIY couple, the invitation possibilities are virtually limitless. Generally available in packs, invitation kits give you all the supplies you’ll need to create one-of-a-kind invites. The papers come with subtle graphics and embossing and you supply the print-work, which can either be done with the assistance of a computer or calligrapher. Add luxurious touches on a budget by purchasing spools of double-faced satin ribbon, monogram embossers and custom stamps that add that expensive touch to handmade invitations.
With so many wedding invitations to choose from, it can be an overwhelming task deciding which one is right for your wedding. However, by choosing a theme, message or style that you want as your overarching statement, you can narrow down your choices significantly.
By taking into account the overall feel of the planned wedding, a few obvious choices should begin to stand out. After that, all that’s left is to find your favorite. Remember, this will be the invitation that goes into your wedding album and becomes a treasured memento to your special day. It should speak to you personally and be the one that truly embodies the couple that you’ve become.
Remember the last party when the gift exploded on your friends face as soon as he opened it. It was the talk in college for days. Such is the effect of a well selected and timely given gag gift. We love receiving funny pranks and funny gifts. It is not as if buying a gag gift is easy, one must think about the occasion as well as your relationship with the recipient. An improperly selected gift presented to a person having limited sense of humour may fall flat on your face, or may cause an ugly scene in a party. The idea behind giving the funny gifts is not to hurt anybody but to give him/her some happy moments.
Luckily there are many funny gifts and new prank ideas available on the internet to help you selecting a suitable one for you according to the occasion. You may take a survey on the net to get these new fun gift ideas. Any occasion can be made a memorable one through such gifts, be it birthday or Valentines Day or just a regular friend?s get together. People may forget about other gifts after some time but these funny gifts will be remembered by all and will bring a smile on their faces whenever they will remember the occasion. This will definitely help strengthening your relationship with each other and will surely liven up the occasion.
Funny gifts reflect your sense of humour and your honest relationship with your friends as well. This shows that you love them and you like to see them smiling and being happy. Your friend will also find a way to pay back in the same coin and this fun thing will continue. Gags and pranks are easily available on the internet. Some of the great gags and pranks available are exploding cigarette loads, donkey cigarette dispenser etc. Finding a bum short inside the wrapping is sure to turn everyone?s face red and a loud laugh burst after that.
Considering the recipient?s taste and sense of humour is most important because the success of a gag is largely dependent on the attitude of the recipient. For example if the person likes to eat bacon, you may gift him some bacon gumballs, bacon wallet, or fake gummy bacon. Imagine a party where real looking plastic ice cubes are used which never melt or cigarettes that explode on lighting. If your friend is a happy go lucky sort of a person and has a good sense of humour, he/she would love receiving gag gifts. Fake dog poop or fart spray will make a great party prank and will be remembered for a long time.