As with all other wedding invitations, there are a wide variety of different ways to buy or make a wedding rehearsal dinner invitation. Many individuals feel that printing off a quick invite is enough. Others make the decision to order the wedding rehearsal dinner invitations when they order their wedding invitations. Many brides prefer this method because it allows them to focus on other issues.
Wedding rehearsal dinner invitations are nothing new. They have been use for a long period of time, but many couples are unaware that they even existed. Your wedding rehearsal dinner invitation can be a simple invitation or it can be as elegant as your wedding invitations. Once again, the decision is up to whoever is hosting the event.
Layered Wedding Invitations: Very simply, a layered invitations has a colored backing, and a stock card that can be held together with a ribbon. Some companies have a variety of ribbons to choose from, others provide a standard choice. You simply print out your invitation on your home computer using the templates provided, and then attach the invitation to the colored backing using the ribbon. For a more secure and finished look, you can also use glue dots to attach the two cards and use the ribbon as a decoration. You can add RSVP cards and Direction Inserts as needed. Layered Invitations are perfect for simple and small weddings, or larger weddings where you want a casual feel.
The invitations needn’t be long or wordy. No more than 50 words are really needed for the message itself. It’s more appropriate to think of the message as a verse or short poetic stanza. Even a haiku will do. A typical invitation is composed of the following elements: the hosting party’s names (usually the parents of the groom), the bride and groom’s names, i.e., for such and such rehearsal dinner, and the day, date, time, and location. Sometimes, the message comes in an envelope, but, oftentimes, the card – colorful, illustrated, and festive – carries the message all by itself. It resembles a post card in that respect – except the message is on the side with the picture, and not on the backside. Online stores allow you to customize the card before you purchase. A simple pull-down menu will let you select the font style, font color, and background pattern or image. You can even input the text you want for each line of the message. It’s completely customizable. These are perfect if you can’t find the right card at the local bridal store, and you’re in a pinch for time.
Some people like to jazz up their invitations with themes. For example, if Italian is on the menu, then they will use an Italian-style theme. If French is up for the night, then French-style invitations are in order. This gives people an idea of what cuisine to expect, and gets them mentally prepared for the festive occasion ahead. Traditionally, rehearsal dinner invitations are a lot less cumbersome and expensive than the wedding invitations themselves, and they’re sent out a few weeks ahead of the dinner.