Unconventional Invitations

The saying  “you only have one chance to make a first impression” holds true for many things in life including invitations.  Whether you are inviting guests to a wedding, baby shower, engagement party or so on, invitations are extremely important.  Invitations set the tone for your event and give guests a sneak peek at whats to come; so make sure the first impression is the best impression!

Today, we are featuring some of our favourite non-conventional invitations.

I absolutely love video invites, which are becoming more and more popular these days.  With technology like iPhones, iPads and digital SLR cameras it is easy to create a personalized video invitation.  Check out these adorable save the date and engagement videos from Loren Brinton.  You too could turn your love story into a short film!

Lex & Loren: http://vimeo.com/15796763

Chase & Stephanie: http://vimeo.com/25952015

Whimsy Wraps are a sweet stationary option that has been featured on our blog before, but I just can’t help sharing them again.  This is the perfect invite for candy or chocolate lovers.  These chocolate wrappers can be customized to match your event “theme” and/or colours, and don’t for get the best part, they are edible!   http://www.whimsywraps.com/

Box invitations, although slightly more traditional, still stray from the norm.  The beauty of a box invite is that your guests will feel like they are receiving a beautifully wrapped present in the mail.  And there is no better way to set the tone than that!  The invites below are from Pulp and Pearl http://www.pulpandpearl.com/.

Whether you choose a traditional invitation or a more unconventional option, keep in mind:

  • Your invitation should be consistent with your “theme”.  If you are having a formal wedding, your invitation should reflect that.
  • Be creative.  If you are hosting a wine and cheese party, consider sending a bottle of wine with a custom label that includes all of the event details.

And last but not least…

  • An invitation should reflect the guest of honour’s personality and individual style

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