FAQS - Wedding Invitations
- Accommodations Card
- Meant to help out-of-town guests plan their accommodations during the wedding
- Identifies recommended lodging options for out-of-town guests.
- Often sent with the save the date card, the accommodations card frequently includes key information about rooms reserved in blocks for wedding guests and offers instructions and deadlines for booking rooms with special rates. Can also include recommended activities, e.g. spas, golf, beaches, and other attractions.
- Directions Card
- Meant to guide guests through the logistics of the wedding events
- A card included with the wedding invitation suite that provides directions to the wedding ceremony, reception or other essential event locations. It might also provide guests with any additional information you want them to have, such as shuttle information or some background about the place where you’re getting married
- Flat Printing (Digital Offset)
- An efficient, inexpensive form of printing in which colors are printing using a color-build process (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) to achieve a variety of colors and tones.
- Results in a flat printed surface.
- Flat printing is ideal for incorporating multiple colors or all-over patterns into your invitations or stationery.
- Meant to formally invite guests to the wedding ceremony.
- A card that includes the hosts’ names, a specific request that the invited guests attend, the ceremony date, ceremony day of week and the ceremony location.
- A tactile -- and some would say, addictive – vintage printing technique. Dating back to the fifteenth century, this labor intensive method involves inking a raised plate which is placing it against paper and applying pressure, leaving behind an impression that is deeply satisfying to behold
- The images and typeface appear precise -- individually "stamped into" the paper -- and rich, saturated in color.
- Letterpress is particularly well-suited if you're looking for a vintage or handmade look, or want simple, subtle typefaces and motifs
- Menu Card
- A card sent with the wedding invitation suite that lists the menu items to be served at a meal following the wedding ceremony.
- Pantone Color
- A color system devised by graphic designers to allow us to refer to a consistent, universal color. Each color corresponds with a unique number and formula for mixing it, resulting in color consistency across the globe!
- Place Card
- A card labeled with a guest’s name and placed in front of a designated table setting. Can be combined with a menu card, for an all-in-one, elegant look.
- Pocket Folder
- A folder used for presenting the invitation card and additional pieces in one tidy packet.
- Usually, the invitation card is immediately visible once the folder is opened. Additional pieces are tucked into the folder’s accompanying pocket.
- Reception Card
- Meant to guide guests to the reception.
- Included in the wedding invitation set that includes event details for the reception.
- Reception cards are used when the wedding ceremony and reception are held at different locations.
- RSVP or Reply Card
- Meant to help with determining who will and will not attend the wedding.
- A card included in the wedding invitation suite asking guests to indicate whether they will or will not attend the wedding.
- Some RSVP cards also present guests with their choice of main courses and ask them to make a selection.
- RSVP cards are accompanied by matching envelopes pre-addressed to the wedding’s hosts or the bride-to-be.
- Save the Date Card
- Meant to request that guests save the date on their calendars.
Sent six months to a year before the event.
It should include the couples’ names, event date, location (city and state/province are sufficient) and event year. Many couples choose to include their wedding web site URL on the save the date card.
- Seating Card
- Meant to inform guests of the table at which they will be seated.
Coordinate with table numbers at the reception
Can be used in combination with place cards, which tell guests specifically which seat to take at the table.
- Vector Art
- Vector art is made from a series of mathematical curves, rather than pixels.
As a result, it can be scaled without degrading the image, and also prints very clearly.
In contrast, bitmapped images consist of pixels that do not print crisply and cannot be scaled up without resulting in a blurred image.
Vector art files typically are created in Adobe Illustrator and end with the file extension “.eps”.