Ordering invitations for a wedding is not exactly rocket science. Yet if you have not done it before, it can be intimidating. Two terms that sometimes confuse first-time wedding planners are wedding reception invitations and wedding invitation templates. Cut down on event planning stress by learning about when and how to use them.
What are wedding reception invitations?
Getting married at a church but hosting a reception at a restaurant? With a ceremony and a party in different locations, wedding reception invitations give your guests the details that need to be in the right place at the right time. This itty-bitty card – usually about half the size of the ceremony invite – is included with the invitation, the reply card and, if necessary, the map card.
Wedding reception invitations could also be used as reception-only invitations. Whatever you got married in Las Vegas surrounded by a few friends or tied the knot in a private ceremony attended by the two of you and your kids, there are many reasons you might need to want to keep the marriage ceremony separate from the party.
The most important part of wedding reception invitations is the word you choose. Avoid embarrassing situations by clearly striking the invitation is for the reception only. Online wedding stationery websites and wedding planning sites usually offer word suggestions that will satisfy the manners maven in your family and prevent your "crazy" cousins from unintentionally crashing your intimate ceremony.
Find wedding reception invitations to fit any event style through online stationery specialists.
What are wedding invitation templates and when should I use one?
A template is a pattern for creating wedding invites, similar to the patterns you used to make aprons in high school home economics class. Templates allow you to print professionally designed stationery – from ceremony programs to map cards to wedding reception invitations– from a home computer.
For a one-of-a-kind look, find wedding invitation templates that allow you to customize the pattern. If you want the option to customize, do not choose a template until you know the answers to these two important questions:
1) Can it be customized? Some templates come as they are, so if you're looking to get creative be sure you can do so.
2) If it can be customized, what computer software do you need to alter it? Do not spend money purchasing a customizable template only to discover you do not have the software needed to change it.
While there are free printable wedding invitation templates available, you can also buy designs created by graphic artists, which means you get a professional look with a DIY price. Find high-quality wedding invitation templates through online wedding stationery printers.