May 7th, 2014



Invitation design is the light at the end of the stress-filled tunnel called ‘selecting the wedding guest list’. There will be a limit to the amount of people that you can invite to your wedding and choosing the guests can be a trying time – there will be family that you don’t want but can’t avoid, friends that you want but can’t accommodate and friends of your parents that you haven’t seen for over fifteen years that you’re obliged to invite.

Once you’ve made it through the woods of social culling it’s time to relax and enjoy selecting the invites and save the date cards. Choosing the design that most suits your style is the first opportunity to impress your individual mark.

It’s important to take your time when selecting your invitations. Don’t worry, you’re not going to have people rejecting your request to attend based on the quality of the invitation design – even the most superficial Shoreditch hipster wouldn’t sink that low.

However, the invitation will shape and reflect the theme of the wedding and the wedding invitation should match or compliment the rest of the wedding stationary. The order of service, seating cards, and table plans will benefit from carrying a similar wedding style.

Now that Woolworths has closed down, where are you going to find a decent pack of wedding invitations! The place that you should always give consideration to, a specialist stationary designer. And in true Off To Wed style we’ve found some examples.

With over ten years experience, the designer and stylist Lucy Loves is perfect if you’re looking for bespoke designs. If you already know what you want, Lucy will transfer your ideas into a gorgeous range of stationary. Alternatively Lucy loves working with you from the beginning to devise a style and theme for your wedding – as a wedding stylist and planner she can even translate the theme across the whole day.

One of the reasons for loving Lucy Loves Weddings is because of these fantastic Paintworks Invitations, with the cool take on the Penguin Classics book design.


Image by Emma Case Photography
Lead image by Melanie East Photography