Choosing the Best Greek Wedding Invitations
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Your Greek wedding is nearly planned. You’ve chosen the function hall, hired a Greek wedding band, and purchased your dress. Now, you need to let people know when the big day is so they can celebrate it with you.
Generally, you can have the invitations printed by a professional or you can do them yourself. The one you choose will depend on a variety of factors including your budget, the size of your guest list, and how formal your wedding is. Here is a guide that will help you choose the best invitations.
Save the Date Announcement
First, you should strongly consider sending a save the date announcement. Invitations are typically sent out six to eight weeks before the wedding. But, chances are, you have the date set within weeks of becoming engaged. Even though the details aren’t necessarily official, it is still a nice touch to let your guests know when the wedding is so they can put it on their calendars.
Create the Invitations Yourself
These days, it is fairly simple to create the invitations yourself. All you need is a great wedding invitation template, a computer and printer, and some great paper. Most office supply stores have heavier stock that is suitable for the invitations. Another option is that you can design the invitations yourself and then have a print shop do the printing. This also may save you money rather than having them done by a professional.
Wedding Invitation Specialist
One of the more traditional ways of obtaining your invitations is to hire a specialist to take care of it for you. This is by far the most expensive way to have them printed. However, it is not only the most reliable, but it is the easiest option in the long run. You can also choose the exact paper, lettering, and wording that you want. You may not have as many options if you design it yourself.
Greek Style Invitations
Since this will be a Greek wedding, another festive option for the invitation is to give it a Greek theme. Invitations can be printed with Greek style lettering, the classic Greek key pattern, and you can even have part of the invitation printed in the Greek language. You can also include the Greek flag, a photo of your Greek Orthodox Church, or landmarks in Greece that are special to you.
Wedding Invitation Wording
There is a traditional way to word these invitations. Basically, you’ll want to announce who’s getting married, the parents, the date, and where it will take place. It is also fairly common to include instructions for getting to the church and the reception. Even though there is a formal style for wording the invitation, as long as the correct information is in the invitation, this traditional style isn’t necessary. However, it is a nice touch.
People often underestimate how important the invitation is. Even though there are digital options, the traditional, paper-style invitation is still the most effective option for letting your guests know the details of your wedding.
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This post was written by Greek Boston