Wedding invitation design is one of the most creative areas of design today. One of the most popular is letterpress printing. This is a relief printing technique that uses a raised, inked printing plate just like an old-fashioned printing press. Both text and images can be reproduced. This isn’t a cheap option but the result is a classy, high quality effect. One great provider of letterpress printing based in Farnham, Surrey is Clean Canvas.
Another option is vintage typography. This blends different styles of type faces, incorporating a variety of shapes and graphics.
You could even put your invitations in a pop-up tin can with a ring pull! Your guests then bring the can to your wedding and tie it to the back of your car to create that classic ‘just married’ look. A great photography opportunity for us to create a really timeless image!
There really is a whole world out there of companies which will produce all manner of super-creative ideas just for you!
Let’s step away from printed paper. How about fridge magnets? These can be printed on glossy, magnetic vinyl from business card size all the way up to A4. That’s a big fridge magnet! It will take pride of place on your guests’ fridges that will serve as a nice momento (with a use) after the big day. Why not try fridge magnets for your Surrey wedding?
Another brilliantly creative idea for your invitations are tea towels. You choose the wording, design and colour then they are printed and mailed off to you. Let’s face it. Most wedding invitations end up in the bin afterwards but a tea towel is something your guests can keep and actually use. And it’s better for the environment. Sussex and Surrey Invitations will print your tea towels for you!
There are still many more options out there. Ever thought of jigsaws? Choose the design. Maybe have a photo of yourselves incorporated. They are printed on a silk screen and sent out in a lovely, wrapped presentation box. You even get a special pen to write individual guest’s names on your jigsaw.
Crackers? Do they only have to be for Christmas? Think wedding crackers! You get a choice of papers, ribbons and decorations. The invitation goes inside with maybe a gift and a traditional cracker ‘joke.’ You can even have a Belgian chocolate put inside! What’s great about a cracker is that it can double up as a place name card if you have your guest’s name printed on the outside.
So if it’s more traditional printed invitations or something far more wacky, then just get those creative chooses flowing and conjure up something truly original that you and your guests will always remember.
If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat abour your wedding photography then please get in touch via the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!