Valentine Romantic Types

February has arrived – and so it will soon be Saint Valentine’s Day.

Romance, hearts and flowers are everywhere!

Trevor and Zoe Mock Invite

There is still just enough time* to surprise your loved one with a personalised Romantic Type logo, combining your initials together, to put onto your home printed card.

You could even use the logo as a prompt to a marriage proposal! Then go on to use it for your wedding.

* 6th February last date for receipt of orders for completion before 14th February.

Wedding Invitations – making your own

There are many guides on the formal etiquette of traditional wedding invitations. But, if you would like to make your own contemporary invitation there are only a few things you need to remember – ‘Who, Why, What, Where, When’.

When producing your own invitation, you don’t need to worry about the precedent of whose names come first – which order you put the information in is up to you. The most important thing is that you let your family and friends know all the details of your wedding and that they will be in the right place at the right time.

Who – you are inviting. It saves confusion and embarrassment to spell out exactly who is included in the invitation (children, partners?) Write names, if possible.

Who – is doing the inviting, yourselves or parents?

Why – to celebrate your wedding – don’t forget to say who you are*.

What – the ceremony, the reception, a party? Let everyone know which part of the celebrations they are being invited to – all or part.

Where – each part of the wedding is taking place. You may like to add a separate more detailed sheet with maps, transport links and suggestions of places to stay.

 

When – date, times.

 

Additional considerations

Reply – also include whom guests should reply to, address and a by-when date. To make this simple you could include an addressed card they just complete and return.

Size – something else you may want to consider is envelope size and postage. Look at everything you are thinking of including – what size envelope will be needed to fit it in and how much will it cost to post?

Web page – There are dedicated sites where you can easily set up your own website. You can include information about the venue, travel, gifts – anything you would like to share with your family and guests. New information and details can be updated quickly.

* A really romantic way to do this is with a personalised Romantic Type wedding logo.