Wedding invitation cards are becoming a statement piece in modern weddings. The cards come in varied shapes, designs and materials. They comprise of funky art, creative wordings with unique textures customized to the needs and preference of the bride and groom. For instance, an African theme can be reflected on the wedding card by adding African Kitenge fabrics or even beadwork designs on the card.
In many cases, the cards usually take on the theme colors of the wedding. This also guides your guests on the color scheme to consider when dressing for the wedding. For an extra customized touch, invitation cards can have different shapes such as starry shaped, circular or even oblong, instead of the usual square rectangular shapes. Other couples put their invitation cards in a gift box.
An invitation card to any wedding should include who, what, when and where of the event. It may also comprise of a favorite poetry verse, quote, lyrics to their cherished love song and even a quote from the bible.
Typically, a wedding invitation card should include the following items:
- An opening sentence
- The bride and groom’s name
- Name of the hosts ( parents or legal guardians of the couple)
- An action sentence
- The wedding date
- Address / Location/ Map to place
- Reception to follow if at same venue as wedding. If it is at a different venue, directions to the venue should be included.
- R.S.V.P and working contacts
A typical wedding invitation card would contain the following information. However, a lot of creativity goes into the final design; a modern couple would then find alternative phrases that best express their sentiments and draw the desired attention to the event.
Together with their families
The Bride and Groom names
invite you to join them on this auspicious occasion as they exchange their vows
Saturday, June 17, 2015
at two o’clock
The African University
3rd Lane, Nairobi City.
Reception on the grounds will follow the ceremony
Groom’s No: +254 0900 000
Bride’s No: +254 0700 0000
Today, Save-the-Date cards have given wedding invitation cards an interesting twist. They can be sent by the bride and groom to their guests to notify guests of the wedding date months in advance. Save the date cards can serve as both notification and invitation cards. In Kenya, wedding invitation cards come with a map detailing the directions to the venue drawn on the back.