Your wedding is a fantastic time that you get to become one with the most special person in your life--your best friend. It is a day that you get to gather your friends and family together to rejoice in the new wedding. It is a time to show off to those friends and family members your personal style and elegance. But in order to express this the right way, you need to start with the invitations. If you send lackluster-looking wedding invitations, it will not only make your guests not impressed at all, but you will also then run the risk of your guests completely forgetting about your wedding at all because the invitation ended up at the bottom of their mail pile with phone bills and the weekly paper for the local supermarket. Your wedding invitations are your first opportunity to show off how classy and brilliant your wedding will be, so you need to carefully plan the invitations so you can truly impress your guests. The following guide will walk you through what you need to know in order to create the perfect wedding invitations that will not only accentuate your unique style, but will also get your guests excited about your upcoming wedding.

The first thing you need to do is define what the style of your wedding will be. This will tie into what your wedding's theme will be, and your wedding invitations and save-the-dates are your first chance to show your guests what your wedding's style will be. This also gives your guests a chance to see what they should wear to your wedding. Your style could be classic, glamorous, modern, or completely unique! You should try to translate this style to your stationer so they can help you bring your vision together.

It is important to be very careful and deliberate about what you put on the card for your invitations. Choose every word carefully, and allow your own personal voice to shine through. Proofread several times to ensure that there are no spelling or grammar mistakes, and also have a friend and the stationer proofread as well. It is dually important to ensure that the card is not overcrowded. You shouldn't fluff the card with unnecessary information. Include only the key points: ceremony time and location, the hosts, the couple's names, and the RSVP info. If you try to put too much in the card then you run the risk of your guests not retaining a lot of the information, and making it too hard to read.

Remember your dates as well. You should send your save-the-daes about seven to eight months before the wedding, and then send out the invitations six to eight weeks before the wedding, and no earlier than that because you run the risk of your guests forgetting that the wedding is happening at all!