Traditional vs Creative Wedding Cards: What Card Should You Make?


Posted on 5th January 2018 by Emily
Filed under DIY Wedding Stationary Advice

Wedding cards and invitations are a staple at most weddings, so many about-to-be-wed couples take the time to choose – or craft – the perfect ones. But what type of cards should you opt for: traditional or outside the box?

Planning a wedding takes time and effort and it can be challenging to decide what approach to take. Below, you’ll find ideas that can help you to choose the right card that best suits your wedding and matches your preferences:

The Basics: Theme, Font and Colour Scheme

The first thing to consider before creating your own wedding invitations and cards is your wedding theme. Are you opting for a winter wonderland wedding? Are you getting married in spring and want a floral affair?

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Or do you prefer a more unconventional theme, such as your and your partner’s favourite movie, TV show or game?

No matter what you choose in the end, just having a theme can help you to decide how you want your cards to look, from patterns and textures to colours. We provide paper and card in many different colours and sizes, so you can always find something to meet your requirements and needs!

The font you choose also matters. Keep it simple and elegant with just a couple of different typefaces that will ensure the invitation is easy to read and aesthetically pleasing.

Of course, your wedding invitation also needs an envelope! Browse our selection of coloured envelopes or, should you prefer, take a look at our ranges of pearlised and metallic envelopes.

Traditional Invitations

If you’re going with a more traditional look for your invitations, as it is in keeping with your wedding theme, you’ll want to start with traditional wedding colours – and what’s more traditional than white or ivory? You can decorate it with intricate gold and silver patterns, for example, and print it or engrave it in black ink for that extra gorgeous touch.

If you want some inspiration, take a look at these spectacular creations that use techniques such as laser cutting and delicate finishing touches, such as rhinestones.

Paper weight and quality matter too, as you want to make sure the card is durable and sturdy enough to stand up when propped on a shelf or mantelpiece. You also don’t want your invitations to look ‘cheap’ or flimsy, so make sure that you pick the right card for you – just take a look at the ivory linen embossed card we offer!

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The finishing touches will make or break the invitation, so why not add beautiful stamps that will elevate your card to new heights?

Modern Invitations

If, on the other hand, you’re looking for more contemporary invitations, be it because you are having an unconventional wedding or just because you prefer invitations with a twist, we’ve got you covered!

You can find many blog posts at Papermilldirect that will inspire you to create unique and alternative invitations everyone will gush about, such as cards in the shape of a wedding dress (or other types of outfits that also work well for anniversaries), stylish invitations that use techniques such as watercolour, invitations in the shape of tape cassettes, and cards with 3D flowers, just to name a few.

For a contemporary card, move away from the traditional ivory and cream colours and opt for bolder tones, such as this Mr and Mrs wedding card idea made from navywhite linen and ruby red cards.

The same attention to detail and emphasis on quality and durability is just as essential with modern cards as it is with their more traditional counterparts!

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Which One Should You Choose?

There are so many great options for both traditional and unconventional invitations so, in the end, it will come down to you and your partner’s personal preferences. If your wedding theme can help you to decide the style of your invitations, there is plenty of inspiration out there to help you create the card you always envisioned in your mind.

You can go for a greener option and opt for recycled paper, add a poem to the invitation, mix bright colours, create shapes by folding the card, and so much more.

If you’re unsure which type of paper or card to choose, try out a few samples that will make your decision a lot easier. Choose your card making supplies with Papermilldirect and enjoy all the marvellous creations you’ll be able to make!

Feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about how we can help you to create the perfect wedding card.


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