Australian weddings

  • Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

    Using a handwritten script font just screams luxury wedding invitations and whether you’re an artist or not, you know you can’t go wrong with a stunning calligraphy wedding invitation design. Perfectly suited for a wide variety of wedding themes from vintage and Great Gatsby to even contemporary weddings for that extra touch of ‘va voom’, there’s no denying that calligraphy wedding invites bring an incredibly personal and creative touch to your big day - here’s how you can go about designing these beauties.

    Calligraphy Wedding Invitations | DreamDay Invitations

    What are Calligraphy Wedding Invitations?

    Calligraphy style wedding invitations refer to wedding invitation designs that incorporate intricate, decorative handwriting or printed decorative lettering that have been used for centuries.

    An art form that not just everybody can pull off properly, you would need to hire a professional calligrapher to hand-write your wedding stationery which is often a costly affair that many couples can’t afford - so how do you have calligraphy wedding invites for a more affordable price?

    Printed Calligraphy Wedding Stationery

    We completely understand that for most couples, the more affordable route is always important when it comes to planning a wedding, so that’s exactly why we think digitally printed calligraphy designs are a faster, cheaper and thus, better option to handwritten calligraphy.

    DreamDay Invitations offers a range of decorative, script fonts that will transform your wedding stationery suite with a regal, elegant touch, so why not take a look and use one of our beautiful script fonts?

    Script Floral Wedding Invitations | DreamDay Invitations

    Opting for a digitally printed calligraphy wedding invitations gives you full control over the design process letting you customise the design to be exactly the way you envisioned it. Opt to increase or reduce the size of specific sections of the text, while still keeping the decorative script font and even customise the colours to truly make the design your own. You will be able to look through an electronic proof or even order a printed sample to make sure that everything ie how you want it before approving it to go to print - these are all advantages you don’t have with opting to have a calligrapher hand-write your wedding invitations for you.

     

    To take your calligraphy scripted wedding invitations to the next level, DreamDay Invitations lets you combine your wedding calligraphy font with a beautiful foil available in silver, gold or copper. You can also for script fonts in white ink for your wedding invitations which is a trendy new design style offered on coloured or kraft cardstock.

    White Ink Wedding Invitations | DreamDay Invitations
  • Need Help With Wedding Invitation Wording?

    Your wedding invitations give wedding guests their first glimpse at your big day, so it is crucial that every element is perfect from the design layout through to your wedding invitation wording. While in previous DreamDay Invitations blog posts we’ve addressed many areas related to choosing the right wedding invitation design to complement your wedding theme, this week’s post will be covering the next step - invitation wording. Keep reading to learn more about the basic elements of wording that should be included no matter what style you opt for!

    Beach Wedding Invitations - DreamDay Invitations

    1. Who’s Hosting?

    In a traditional sense it is often the bride’s parents that are the hosts of the wedding, however including both sets of parents as hosts is a more commonly used format now, regardless of who foots the bill.

    In circumstances where the bride and groom, together with both sets of parents are paying  for the wedding, the words “Together with their parents, Peter and Mary request the pleasure of your company...” can be used.

    2. Bride and Groom’s Names

    Traditionally, the bride’s name always precedes the grooms and if her parents are hosting it’s always her first and middle name that’s listed, while the groom’s full name is included. Titles are an option, but by no means a necessity.

    3. Date and Time of the Wedding

    Whether it’s a formal or more casual affair, it is considered important for the date to be written out in full on wedding invitations, without numerals. The time should be written out with the terms “o’çlock” or “half after” for traditional weddings, while for a more casual wedding, numerals are with a.m. or p.m. are acceptable.

    Classic Wedding Invitations - DreamDay Invitations

    4. Wedding Ceremony Information

    This is fairly straightforward and ideally should be just the name of the venue with the city and state written in full. However, if the wedding is taking place at a home or a venue that is not well known, you can opt to include the street address in the wedding invitations too.

    5. Reception Info

    For traditional, formal weddings, reception information is normally printed on a separate card, however this is not a must and a lot of couples prefer to have it printed on the wedding invitation itself (granted that there is sufficient room).

    If the reception is taking place at the same location of the wedding ceremony, a simple line like “and afterward at the reception” should be included. If the reception is being held at a different location, the venue details should be listed on a separate line.

    6. Dress Code

    Wedding invitation etiquette dictates that the dress code should be mentioned on the lower right hand corner of your wedding invitation. If you opt not to include a dress-code, your wedding guests are likely to follow your wedding invitation style as a guideline. For instance a traditional wedding invitations in classic colours will indicate a formal dress code, while a more laid-back wedding invitation style gives the impression of a casual dress code.

    Black and Red Wedding Invitations - DreamDay Invitations

    7. RSVP Card

    In the case of traditional weddings, couples opt to include a separate RSVP card which the guests will fill up and mail back to the couple. However, a lot of contemporary weddings skip this and opt to have a wedding website instead.

    Ordering DreamDay Invitations? Our user-friendly website will provide you with a wedding invitation wording sample, that you can customise in minutes to make it your own!

  • Hot New Wedding Trends in 2019

    Have you started planning your 2019 wedding? We’ve got you covered with some of our favourite wedding trends for 2019 in this DreamDay Invitations blog post! Featuring everything from unique wedding invitation designs through to wedding dress trends, wedding photography and wedding decor tips, this post is a definite must read for all 2019 brides and grooms - so keep reading!

    Creative Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery

    Don’t hold back, let your creativity flow and just go with it! Your save the date cards and wedding invitations offer your guests their very first glimpse of the tone of your wedding and your chosen wedding theme, so it’s important that you opt to customise your wedding invitations with unique touches. For instance, monograms are quite commonly used for traditional wedding invitations, however we expect to see a modernised version making a comeback for 2019 weddings. We love the idea of having a white ink or foiled monogram to really give your wedding cards an elegant, luxe touch. Did you know Dreamday Invitations offers silver, gold, rose gold and copper foiling for your foiled wedding stationery?

    For something extra, we recently had a couple have a wedding signature scent created and all their wedding stationery was scented with this - what a unique and beautiful touch!

    Floral Hoops for your Wedding Decor

    This is an unique new look that can be used for any part of your floral wedding decor from bouquets and ceremony backdrops to tent decorations and is particularly great for large spaces as it creates an impressive visual impact without you having to spend bucket loads to decorate the entire space.

    If you need more space on your tables, why not drop centerpieces and instead switch things up with hanging floral hoops for each table? They’ll look great for pictures, and you’ll also have tons more table space which can be used for sharing platters, drinks and allowing easy conversation across the table too!

    Ditch Your Wedding Dress For Pants

    Seems like a bold decision, but so many brides just want to be comfortable and opting to ditch your wedding dress in favour of pants is just the way to do this! Many designers are onto this new trend and can be seen creating elegant and feminine bridal looks with pants. If you’re still a traditional bride at heart who loves the idea of wearing a wedding dress, you can always opt to change into a bridal pantsuit at your reception - just perfect for dancing the night away!

    Unplugged Wedding Day

    Well meaning guests may unknowingly ruin your official wedding photographs by getting in the way when trying to take their own shots, which is why unplugged weddings are expected to become a really popular wedding trend in 2019. You can include this on your wedding invitations, as well as on a few tastefully placed signs at your wedding ceremony so that guests are aware of your request.

  • Premium Wedding Invitations

     

    Premium wedding invitations are the ideal complement to a lavish wedding affair with an array of exquisite luxury invitation designs exuding an opulent flair to choose from. If your tastes are just not standard and generic, take your wedding invitations to the next level by opting for an unusual and luxe look by  incorporating one of the styles listed below.

    Premium Foiled Wedding Invites

    Foiled wedding invitations are the perfect way to announce your big day with utter sophistication and style! Available in a carefully curated range of designs in silver, gold and copper foil, DreamDay Invitations foiled wedding invitations has something for everyone with an array of regal through to carnival and more quirky design invitation design styles.

    Premium Wedding Invitations by DreamDay

    As with all other DreamDay wedding invitations, our range of metallic wedding invites can be easily customised from start to finish to include your personal touches. Feel free to communicate with your assigned designer to customise the layout with your invites from simpler things such as altering space and element placement etc through to personalising your invitation to include guest names to truly make the design your own!

    Premium Double Thick Wedding Invitations

    Premium Wedding Invitations by DreamDay

    Superior to standard wedding invitations in style, elegance and quality, double thick wedding invites add an instant luxurious touch to your big day! While the overall look of these premium wedding invitations are extremely sophisticated capturing the glamorous decadence of a traditional and formal wedding style, this invitation design can also be used for a contemporary wedding using sumptuous patterns on silk and satin, bold colours and unique textures.

    A real showstopper of a wedding invitation, we love the look of double thick premium wedding stationery, especially when they're customised to reflect the unique tastes and personality of the couple!

    Premium White Ink Wedding Invitations

    Rustic, but oh so elegant, white ink wedding invitations have become extremely trendy and stylish! Adding extra dimension for that jaw dropping pop, white ink wedding invites are available in an eclectic range of designs suitable for any wedding theme from traditional elegance to whimsical and modern. Our designs are not printed on a white cardstock, but on Kraft where the look of the printed stationery far exceeds that of designs printed with solid colours over a white cardstock!

  • What Should You Include in your Wedding Stationery Suite?

     

    Your wedding stationery suite can be as simple or as extensive as you would like it to be! Your wedding theme and style does play a big part in it too as for instance, a destination wedding theme would require more wedding stationery to hold details about travel details, hotel bookings etc and should neatly organised in a folder style invitation. With this in mind, let’s take a look at different items that can be included in your wedding stationery.

    Save the Date Cards in a Wedding Stationery Suite

    Photo Save the Date Card - Wedding Stationery Suite

    Save the Date Cards are an important part of your wedding stationery suite and should be sent out irrespective of whether you’re having a large traditional wedding or an intimate destination wedding. Your save the date cards do not have to be similar to your wedding invitation design (a huge relief for all those couples who need some extra time to decide on a wedding them) and absolutely love personalised photo design styles where photos of the couple are used in the design. Choose from studio style professional photos to your favourite casual photos of together or for an extra special touch photos of the proposal if you had someone capture that special moment for you. Wondering when save the date cards should go out? Refer back to our previous blog post Important Wedding Stationery Timeline for the answer and more important dates.

    Wedding Invitations in a Wedding Stationery Suite

     Wedding Invitations - Wedding Stationery Suite

    Pretty much the highlight of your wedding stationery suite,wedding invitations set the tone of your wedding by offering your guests their first glimpse at what you have in store so make sure to give the design, wording and style some thought!

    Make sure to include key information such as the date, time, location, dress code and any other important information you would like your guests to know. If the reception follows the ceremony immediately and you’re not having different guests to this, you can opt to include reception information on the wedding invite itself

    Reception Card in a Wedding Stationery Suite

    Planning to host your wedding reception at a seperate venue to where the wedding ceremony was held? Opt to include a separate reception card in your wedding stationery suite, as including a second set of details ( address, time etc) on the wedding invitation will result in the card looking overcrowded and messy. The wording used in the card should reflect the tone of the wedding reception, so avoid using formal wording if the wedding reception is a casual affair that’s less traditional. Also, take into consideration invitation etiquette for wording, for instance a reception after 1.00pm is referred to just as a ‘Reception’, while anything before that would be a ‘Breakfast Reception’.

    Response Card in a Wedding Stationery Suite

    Response cards are crucial for helping you get a general headcount for caterers etc. Include a postage stamp for the convenience of your guests and include checkboxes for guests to be able to select their food preference for a sit down dinner. Here’s a tip - to avoid time spent guessing when you can’t read people’s handwriting, number the back of the response cards and keep track of the numbers in a Google spreadsheet for a quick and easy way to figure out who responded.

    Directions Card in a Wedding Stationery Suite

    Not everyone attending your wedding will have a smart phone and there’s always a chance that there’s no signal, phone battery is dead etc that would result in them not being able to use Google Maps to find the wedding location - so what do you do? Make sure to include a directions card in your wedding stationery suite for easy to read directions that all your wedding guests are sure to find handy. Remember to use a simple, non complicated font and font size for the directions so that it can be easily read by anyone.

    Accommodation Card in a Wedding Stationery Suite

    Will you be having a lot of out of town guests attending your wedding or is yours a destination wedding? If you answered yes, an accommodations card is a must in your wedding stationery suite. Give your wedding guests clear information of the closest hotels to your wedding venue. Aim to include at least two or three options in different price brackets. In the chance that you’ll be covering their stay, put this down clearly on the accomodations card. The accomodations card can also be used to communicate air travel details or transportation to and from the wedding venue.

    Weekend Itinerary Card in a Wedding Stationery Suite

    Especially in the case of destination weddings where there will be multiple events either pre or post wedding, the weekend itinerary card is the best way to update your guests so that they know what to expect and what they should pack. Envelopes

    Don't forget the stamp! Luckily, you do not have to hand write the addresses yourself—many wedding stationery companies like DreamDay Invitations offer addressing services to save you some time!

    Belly Band

    Belly bands or wedding invitation wrappers hold all the beautiful pieces of your wedding invitation suite together in an organised fashion. This can be customised to reflect your wedding invitation design and wedding theme by using coordinatiing colours and don’t forget to give it a creative touch by accentuating the band with a ribbon or jewel for a touch of glamour!

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