Wedding invitations have for centuries been a vital element in pre-wedding organisation. After all, what is one of the most special days in anyone’s life without friends and guests there to enjoy the occasion too? Wedding invites are usually sent through the post a few weeks or months in advance of the big day. Most people will have been to a wedding before and will also have received wedding invitations in one form or another. It’s thus important and desirable to make yours stand-out so people will know instantly your wedding day is going to be one to remember and a must-go-to event.
Weddings are very expensive and the invitations, whilst important, need not become one of the major financial headaches if a little creativity is involved. Whilst most people think primarily of the lettering style and layout of the invitation, few consider how the words are put together and then read. Instead of boring and unoriginal prose, one should consider instead a poem that will both welcome the recipient and convey clearly the details and time of the wedding day.
Poetic wedding invitations do not have to be incredibly long. In a few short lines, all the information required can be presented in a memorable, sophisticated, attractive and even humorous fashion. The names of the bride and groom will of course need to be incorporated at the beginning, followed by the date, time and location of the wedding ceremony. Whilst they can be written in the classical but rather uninspiring format, it is understandably better if the words scan poetically and leave guests reading the invite again and again just for the sheer enjoyment of the poem.
The wedding invitation card itself can then be decorated depending on the location and/or theme of the wedding. For example, if the event is taking place on a beach in summer, then tropical palm trees, sand and sea motifs will be an idea. Alternatively, if the ceremony is in church and you and your guests are devout Christians, then symbols of Christianity will be most suitable. In the latter case, religious terminology can also be used in the invitation poem.
Are you getting married soon and want to send poetic wedding invitations to family and friends? I can write you a beautifully simple invite in the form of a poem with the time, date, location and names of the lucky couple as well as any other information or phrases you would also like incorporated. Contact me.