Every bride wants that very importantday in her life was unique, memorable, unusual. But the preparation for the wedding - it's pretty troublesome and expensive. We have to start saving household savings, and then, except for the ransom and painting, there's nothing to remember. Over time, the photo album is being reviewed less often, and the disc with the video is gathering dust somewhere in the closet. Agree, most weddings are like each other like two drops of water. Only brides and grooms are different. You surely want to hear about your celebration for more than a dozen years? To make it really is not so difficult, there would be a desire. It is best, of course, to arrange a themed wedding, where all guests will be dressed in unusual outfits. Plus, you should take care of the various little things that help you tune in to the right fret from the beginning. And the question in this case will be about invitations.
How to invite guests to a wedding
Invite guests accepted at least threemonths before the celebration, so that they have time to prepare, buy gifts, clothes, tickets, etc. At the same time, people, whom the newlyweds want to see at the wedding, often send postcards or letters, which indicate important information: date, name, location. But just by phone or via SMS do not do this! Such negligence is not welcome. Two months before the wedding, everyone should be called to clarify whether they received an invitation, and whether they will be able to come.
We take care of invitations
Of course, you can buy regular postcards intransfer, specialty shops or order in the printing house. At all about all you will take at least half an hour. But such invitations do not have a soul - the very highlight that will make your guests and you plunge into the fabulous atmosphere of the holiday. Therefore, it is better to try to make postcards yourself. But how to make invitations to the wedding with your own hands, if the artist of you, to put it mildly, no? Nothing wrong! There are many ideas and options for which artistic abilities and talent for needlework are not so important and important. The main thing is creativity and desire.
Mini-film: try yourself in the role of director and actress
So, you need an operator (1 piece), a camera(preferably digital, not a mobile phone) and an idea. We plan the script in advance. For example, at first you can depict scenes of your acquaintance, development of relations, the offer itself, and in the end - an invitation to a wedding. The second option is to shoot a video, taking the idea from your favorite movie. Someone does this on the basis of Indian cinema, where the hero saves the bride from captivity, others take as a basis Cinderella or Snow White. It all depends on the type of your pair. Perhaps you are more suited to the cartoon "Bremen Town Musicians" or "Little Red Riding Hood". On average, everything should go no more than 5 minutes, otherwise people browsing the video will simply become uninteresting. Do not hope for a chance! Prepare a necessary plan of action, think about where and how everything will be removed. Ask someone you know to process and mount the movie so that the video is beautiful. Do not forget about the packaging in which the disc will be. On it you can place your joint photo and make a certain introduction, briefly telling what the film will be about. Envelopes can be made independently, first printing on paper an image, and then cutting out the corners and gluing them together.
Scrolls: the most simple invitations
Can you use Photoshop? If you know how to change the background color, write text and print a picture - this is something. You can also download a ready-made sample on the Internet, where later you will only need to fill out the information with your hand. Ready-made invitations are twisted into a tube, bandaged with ribbon or string (it all depends on the theme of the wedding). And send out to guests. If people live far away, you should also take care of the packaging so that the invitation is not wrinkled or torn during the shipment. You can both buy ready-made tubes and make them out of thick paper. No time to mess with this? Well, at the post office there are small boxes in which these scrolls fit.
Invitations in the bottle: marine motifs
If the wedding celebration takes place insea style, you can send an invitation to guests in ordinary bottles. Again, we take into account not only the theme of the event, but also the venue. This will help to immediately tune in to the right fret, but the intrigue of the celebration itself will be preserved. The painting and the party will take place on the sea coast? Take an ordinary piece of paper (size A 4) and write on it with your hand a message. Fold it with a straw, shove it into a bottle and close it with an ordinary wooden stopper. Everything, the invitation, caught from the sea, is ready. The second option is a treasure map. Here you will have to show wit and skill. Draw on the yellow "scroll" card (by hand or in a special program - it depends on your talents), lightly burn the edges of the paper with matches. We specify the place, date and time of the event, the name of the bride and groom. Inside the bottle we place an invitation, sea pebbles, ordinary glass candy-candies (play the role of jewelry), if there is - fall asleep sand.
Invitation on photos
We make some professional pictures ona good camera. We process them, retouch, remove all unnecessary. You can make a black and white photo in retro style or yellow, like a card was stored for several decades. Print all this beauty on the printer. It is better, of course, to use special paper. It costs a bit more, but the quality of the pictures will be better. It is dense, glossy and durable. You can make both an ordinary folding card in half and a one-sided. The advantage of this option is that it is possible to forward the invitation in ordinary envelopes, without being afraid that it will be damaged during transportation.
We make a little book: unusual invitations for original people
This is perhaps the most difficult optioninvitations. To implement it, you have to connect all your girlfriends. So, take a sheet of paper, folds in half. Inside, put another layer and sew them together (you can use golden threads or a stapler with colored fasteners). It turns out something like a little book. Inside we make appliques. For example, glue hearts, cut from tissue or paper, write poetry, funny jokes, pictures. The outer side is adorned with everything that the soul desires, starting with beads and beads, ending with flower petals, photos, etc. Also, you can type a message on the computer in advance, having issued, as in a newspaper (columns, slightly darkening the background). Carelessly cut out and put on one of the pages. It can even be done so that one end of a newspaper article appears on the main pages of the invitation. It turns out a self-made book or magazine, which is unlikely to want to throw out even after a year and a half. The plus is that few people undertake to implement such ideas. It is very troublesome for the bride, who is already busy preparing for the celebration. Therefore, you are unlikely to find a similar option.
The basic rules for creating invitations
The first thing you should remember about when creatingan invitation - each person has his own taste. And what seems amusing and interesting for some, for others - a complete failure. Therefore, be sure to consult with relatives and friends, so that they appreciate your work. Second, send only quality messages. If the video is amateur and raw, the paper is thin, and the photos are made on an old mobile phone, no matter how original you were, it is unlikely that any of the guests will like it. The next moment is the delivery method. If you decide to do bulk invitations, be sure to think about how you will then send them. If the message is in the bottle, you will have to look for the filler for the boxes, which will prevent the glass from breaking during transportation. For disks also need protection. Consider the availability of material. Do you have enough paper, packaging, jewelry, paint in the printer in order to create a minimum of 100 identical options? Agree, if the mother of the groom sends you an ordinary postcard, and your cousin - a treasure map, you can not do without offense. Invitations must be the same.
What else should the bride take care of?
Preparing for a themed wedding, the girl musttake care of the bouquet, the boutonniere, and the wedding cake. Agree, if the celebration takes place in a pirate style, and in the hands of the bride - roses, on the table - a pretty cake in flowers, the integrity of the picture will not be. Therefore, we must also control these details.
- The bride's bouquet
A wedding bouquet of a bride is her business card,reflecting the mood and general theme of the holiday. Naturally, it must be combined with the dress of the girl herself and perfectly in harmony with the suit of the groom. To date, there is such a huge variety of all possible options that some even have a head around. There is even a kind of fashion for certain types of bouquets, which, incidentally, is not even going to stand still. More and more original solutions are invented, allowing to provide a long "life" to this accessory. As an example I would like to quote a bouquet made from brooches. His first "version" was invented about 10 years ago, florist Amanda Heer (Amanda Heer). And since then the popularity of its know-how has been growing.
- Boutonniere of the bride
Boutonniere bride - a small bouquet of flowers,decorated in a certain style. For decoration, beads, mesh, twigs, berries are usually used. Today it is fashionable to make a bracelet out of the boutonniere and put it on his hand, and before it was attached to the corset of the wedding dress. Please note: it is not an important accessory, but is ordered at the request of the bride.
- Boutonniere groom
Once it all started with a simple flower,pinned to the clothes of a man loving woman. It was a symbol of their high and real feelings. Today, it is practically an obligatory element of the groom's costume. For the first time the boutonniere was used at the wedding of Prince Albert, who became the founder of a peculiar fashion for this accessory. Today, with the help of the buttonhole, the special status of not only the groom but also his friend, fathers and close relatives of the couple is emphasized. Do not forget that the male buttonhole should harmonize and match with the female (if it is), as well as with the bouquet of the bride.
Bonbonniere - it simply must be spectacular,because it is a kind of expression of a feeling of gratitude to the guests, experienced by the newlyweds, because dear people came to them for the wedding. In general, bonbonniere can be handed in at the beginning of the celebration, and at the end. There is no single tradition, it is important to choose the right moment. Best of all, if these boxes will be attached and greeting cards with words of thanks.
- A wedding cake
The cake is a bright and final chorda great holiday, so you need it to be a real work of art. This should be an exclusive product, to the manufacture of which should be connected only experienced confectioners-masters. We still have multi-tiered cakes in fashion, but European and American weddings are now held with cupcakes cupcakes - they are no larger than a tea cup. Immediately it is worthwhile to say that both can be bright, effective, memorable and, of course, very tasty. Do not forget about all these nuances during the preparation for the wedding celebration, and then it will be held at the highest level. And after 10-15 years you will definitely have something to tell your children, and then to your grandchildren. The main thing is not to be afraid to take risks and do everything in your own way, and not according to the established template, like the rest of the bride.