The importance of a great first impression has been taught throughout our lives in many ways – meeting your loved one’s family, a job interview, or just nailing that first impression that leads to a lifelong friendship. A wedding invitation is often the same way. It is the first look into your wedding, its style, and the feel that you want for your date. Instead of printing a generic invitation off an inkjet printer, enlist a professional to create something beyond your wildest dreams. From calligraphers to graphic designers to truly unique artisans, these people know their craft and can translate your dream into an invite that no one could refuse.
Wooden – The texture and element of the wood invitation lends itself to the feelings of cozy, rustic nights in a pine tree lined clearing or dancing through in between the light leaks of an old barn. The weight and craftsmanship is definitely something to behold.
- Destination Dreaming – Destination weddings, whether they are far away in countries that require a passport or simply in states away from the hustle and bustle of the city that you live in, create a totally different feeling for you guests. It is a sense of a large escape. People often describe them as taking a once in a lifetime vacation with all of those you love. If your destination is a jetset location, consider something fun and quirky like a passport invitation. For a local escape only hours away like Lake Geneva, consider a gorgeously created map with the images of the location of your vows.
- Metal – Laser cut metal is absolutely the most modern foot forward that you could offer your guests. While it may not work for every couple, a wedding at somewhere newly remodeled with a modern twist such as The Ridge or somewhere with a little edge is the perfect venue to support such a new and fresh concept as the metal invitation. Don’t be turned away because of the material, however. Metal artists are able to create very feminine details and designs with laser cutting.
- Pop Up or Interactive – These invitations are anything, but childish. Constructed by artists with the process as well as the final concept in mind, these invitations create three dimensional art out of your wedding invitation. We adore this tee-pee tent pop-up and reminds us of the perfect opener for a wedding at Camp Wandawega. Let your imagination and sense of creativity run wild with this!
- Botanicals – Northwind Perennial Farm is this stunning venue just off the beaten path and away from the weekend excitement that can take over Lake Geneva. In the little paradise that is Northwind, there is a sense of serenity among the flowers for sale, the chickens that roam, and the beautiful barn with stained glass windows. The concept of the botanical invitation suits a venue such as this perfectly. For those seeking a more traditional invitation style, consider adding something a little extra to make it stand out – a hand pressed flower in the color and flower scheme of your wedding perhaps.