In olden times the bride's parents paid for the wedding so the invitations would be issued by them, but now it could be the couple themselves or both sets of parents who are paying, so you'll need to agree between yourselves who is to issue the invitations.
Photo invitation _ Invitations with the engaged couple's photograph are a touching way to invite others to your wedding. There are a variety of ways that photographs can be incorporated into the wedding invitations. Some invitations include a full color photograph of the bride and groom. Others use a black and white, low contrast (or "watermarked") photograph. With the full color photographs, you will have to put the invitation's wording on a separate panel so that it will be clearly visible. If you choose the low contrast photography, the writing can appear either on a separate panel or over top of the photograph.