When it comes to celebrating an important day, there are many ways you can mark this special day. Why not announce the exciting news about the next chapter in your life by celebrating with unique luxury invitations?

Before you start making plans to send out your invites, here are a few tips and ideas on designing your invitations. Before you go through the layout, here are some ideas by Downey luxury invitations to help inspire your designs.

Decide on a colour scheme

If you’re designing invitations for your anniversary or your wedding day, think about how you can match the colour scheme.  You can draw inspiration from your venue decorations, outfits or the flower bouquets to compliment your designs.

You’ll also want to think about a suitable colour choice when it comes to readability. Pastel fonts on cream coloured paper can be difficult to read, therefore choose safer options like black fonts on white or cream cards.

Decide on a font

Like mentioned above, make sure there is a clear contrast between your font and background colour. You should also keep font style in mind as it’s important to make sure it’s easy to read for all your guests.

For wedding invitations, cursive font paired with a sans serif is a classic style. Whereas Great Vibes is an alternative letter form and suits all types of invitation cards.

Consider shape and size

Sometimes, you just need an invitation that stands out from the rest. Who said they have to be simple and traditional? Why not express your personality with a fun and unique wedding invitation card design? Test out different sized invitations like 4.5-inch-by-6.25-inch, which is the standard wedding invitation size. Depending on the theme of your celebration, you can choose more traditional styles or opt for pop-up designs, circular or heart shapes.

Photo invitations

Photo invitations give special emphasis on the images. It adds personality and a fun element which can be appreciated by close friends and families. Texts used on this kind of invitations are generally minimal as pictures can express more than just words.

Make a collage of your favourite memories such as holiday pictures, birthdays or anniversary celebrations of couples embracing each other lovingly. If you prefer to be less cliché, choose pictures that express your fun side instead. This is a great way to give your guests a hint of what to expect on the day.

Newsprint invitations

Why not share your love story with your friends and family with a newsprint anniversary or wedding card invitation design? It can read just like a newspaper including bold statement headlines, subheadings and some back story, with dates and venue information.  It’s a nice touch to surprise your guests.

Vinyl record invitations

This idea maybe a little farfetched but the level of creativity is what makes it unique and personal. You might be wondering where the text and celebration information would go. For those who love old school vinyl, let the record play the wedding date and venue location. Otherwise, place the image on the front case and text on top of the vinyl.