As stated before, wedding invitations gives your guests the first impression of what your wedding day is going to be like. Wedding invitations should be inviting, clean, professional and unique. This can be achieved by creating printable invitations, or by taking the time out to purchase the elements required to make DIY invitations. DIY invitations can uniquely convey all that you want your guests to expect your wedding to be like; you just need to have a creative and crafty mind. These kits come in a variety of options, you can purchase boxed sets, or you can purchase the individual envelopes, card stock and paper that you can mix and match to suit your personal preferences. When making DIY invitations, you will be required to make your own design on the computer, and then print them out. These types of wedding invitations were designed to help couples announce their marriage in a unique way, while saving money at the same time.
For your guests the wedding invitations are the most important part in the lead up to your wedding. The information they receive helps them decide on their outfits and allows them to make the necessary arrangements to attend. Many guests may have to travel a long distance and therefore it is appropriate to include directions and a list of accommodation. This is additional information which is not included on the wedding invitation but rather on a separate card included in the wedding stationery pack sent to the guests. The norm is to include a map and directions to both the venues for the ceremony and reception, and a list of accommodation including hotels and bed and breakfast providers.