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Wedding Vow Renewal Invitations

How to Make your Invitations Special

How will your guests first know of your Wedding Vow Renewal?  Your invitation!   Choosing the right invitation for your Vow Renewal will give your guests an idea of what is to come.  It will help set the tone of your entire celebration, so you will need to take some time and decide what you would like your invitations to say about you and your dream event. 

Many women get caught up on the proper etiquette for invitations.  While etiquette is important, there is no need to fuss over it, as you can quickly look up the proper format and wording online or in any bridal magazine.  What is really important, however, is that your invitation matches your expectations for your vow renewal.  For example, don’t send out extremely informal invitations, and then expect your guests to somehow understand that you’ve planned a formal black tie event! 

Once  you have chosen the style of Vow Renewal you would like to have, you can then choose your invitation.  Some invitations require many different inserts and envelopes, and these would be considered more formal.  Others contain just a simple notice, and a postcard style reply card.  All invitations, regardless of style, should be addressed neatly and include vital information such as directions and the time of your event.  If you are not having a reception, you can send out announcements rather than invitations.

You will also want to consider your budgetary limits when choosing an invitation.  There are striking price differences in seemingly similar invitations, so beware of the prices before you fall in love with a particular invitation. 

Before you make your choice, it is a good idea to look at several different styles.  Any good stationery shop will have catalogs of invitations to choose from, most specific to weddings.  Please be sure to read the description for each invitation, as some may not be suitable for your needs. Some are only available as blank cards, and cannot be used for machine  printing.

Looking to save some money on your invitations?  Consider creating your own invitations.  If you or your family members have any artistic ability, you may be able to create a beautiful invitation using calligraphy and some art.  You can then have your invitation duplicated onto fine stationery, and the results could be both beautiful and meaningful.  This idea probably works best for an informal event, although it could work for something more traditional depending on the skills of your family member or friend. What a wonderful way to personalize your invitations!

There is a great variety of invitations out there for you to choose from, and you should be confident that the right choice is out there for you.  Know what you want for your wedding vow renewal, whether you will want a more formal or traditional event or something that is elegant but casual, and you will be able to find an invitation that best suits your needs.