Flowers on Custom Wedding Invitations
Customized wedding invitations are an emerging trend. Adding a floral touch to your wedding celebration – and the invitations too – will impress your guests, to say the least. Give them something they have never seen before, and you are guaranteed to have a wedding they will never forget. This article will discuss which flowers you are supposed to print on your wedding invitations, as well as offer you some tips and do’s and don’ts.
Use your preferred flowers
It’s your wedding, so everything is allowed. Using roses on a wedding invitation is such an old cliché. Do you like tulips? Then by all means, go for it, print a bunch of tulips on your invitation! Custom wedding invitations don’t have to follow any pattern, so let your imagination run wild. Put a bit of yourself in it – your guests will love it.
How to place flowers on the wedding invitation
You can try many ways and see which you like best. Here are some ideas to get your inspiration running:
- Place a picture of a beautiful garden on the background – make sure, however, that the colors are dimmed enough so that the text is clearly legible.
- Use a drawing of your favorite flower, or whichever flowers you are going to use as your wedding theme. Have a border of roses around the card.
- If your bride bouquet will be made of synthetic flowers, you can order it well in advance and place a real photo of it on the invitation – you can bet that some of your guests will notice it when they arrive at the ceremony.
Calla lilies are trendy
Calla lilies are increasingly popular on modern wedding invitations. They boost a simple elegance and their white natural color symbolizes purity and magnificent beauty. In Christian iconography, the flower stands for chastity, while ancient Romans took it for a sign of the holy union within a couple. If you are going to get married in spring or summer and want to use calla lilies in the bridal bouquet, a stylized flower on your wedding invitation is quite a must.
Beware of roses!
A lot of custom wedding invitation designs include pictures of roses. Although you are highly encouraged to explore your creative side and come with non-conventional ways of expressing yourself, don’t use yellow, peach or black roses. Yellow is the sign of jealousy, peach symbolizes sympathy and black stands for death. While symbolism may not matter to you, keep in mind that you will be inviting all kinds of people, and some of them may be a bit old-fashioned. A guest that becomes judgmental from the very moment he lays eyes on your wedding invitation is likely to turn you down. It’s okay to get creative, but stay within some generally accepted norms.
Flowers, season and location
Using flowers which bloom in the same season will help you match the invitation against the whole theme of your wedding. If you use year-round flowers in your bouquet, don’t print any seasonal ones on your invitations, and vice versa. Similarly, don’t use tropical stationery if you are going to get married close to the Canadian border – it would look silly. Don’t use a garden theme if you are getting married in winter. And no, please don’t use a picture of a sunny beach if you don’t live close to the coast or a peaceful mountain view if you are in Bahamas.
Creating your custom floral invitations
Even though some sites recommend you should cut down on expenses and print the invitations yourself, I would strongly advise you to hire a professional to do it for you. They can suggest the best quality paper and know some ‘inside tricks’ that will make your invitations stand out. You can, however, download some floral stationery from one of the many sites out there and decide on a rough layout before heading to a print shop. Use Photoshop, Corel or your preferred program to place the elements across the page and only ask the print shop’s graphic designer to fine-tune it for you.