A wedding invitation is a letter asking the recipient to attend a wedding. Whether you want something discreet, or something to impress everybody, everywhere you search you’ll find wedding invitations, designed with style, in order to announce the most important days of your life.
Prior to the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1447, weddings in England were typically announced by means of a town crier: a gentleman who would walk through the streets announcing in a loud voice the news of the day. Traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration.
In the Middle Ages, illiteracy was widespread, so the practice of sending written wedding invitations emerged among the nobility. Families of means would commission monks, skilled in the art of calligraphy to hand-craft their notices.
The origins of commercially printed ‘fine wedding stationery’ can be traced to the period immediately following World War II, where a combination of democracy and rapid industrial growth gave the common man the ability to mimic the life-styles and materialism of society’s elite.
Traditionally, the mother of the bride addresses the wedding invitations. However, if she chooses not to, the mother of the bride may outsource this responsibility to a professional calligrapher or a friend with good penmanship.
Wedding invitations may be printed using one of the following methods: engraving, lithography, letterpress printing, and sometimes blind embossing, offset printing, and more recently, on laser and inkjet printers as many do-it-yourself brides are printing on their home computers. Invitations can be ordered from an artist, or vendor specializing in invitations. For the artistically inclined, they can be handmade.
Modern invitation design is continually changing and evolving to match current trends. Today’s invitations generally match the style of the couple as well as the level of formality of the event
When looking for ideas, you can simply navigate to our online store, and they will give you different ideas along with a step by step guide on how to make the wedding invitation itself. The truth of the matter is that a lot of people like to make their own wedding invitations for two reasons. First of all, it costs a lot less money to make them yourself than it does to buy them. Second, it makes the wedding invitation more unique. If you make a card yourself, you can rest assured that no one else has a card out there like it.