But before you get started, you need to know a few things about creating the perfect invitation. The most important step in creating an invitation that fits your celebration is to know who will be receiving the invite and what your theme is for the event. The invitation itself must connect with both in order to be successful. This helps create balance throughout the whole design process, and there are TONS of things to keep in mind when designing an invitation... but here are a few basics;
(fonts) This is a pretty important part of any invitation, it helps each part of the design make sense. The fonts you choose set the tone and theme of what is being presented. Slapping any old font on something without purpose can lose the audience or ruin the invite (or anything) all together. Also, there are just some fonts you should never use.
They are cheesy, old and boring. Just don't.
Here are some examples to prove the point of bad fonts and/or inappropriate use of fonts
Unless you are showing off a venue or building for a grand opening, you should stay away from pictures in an invitation. Wedding save-the-dates are the only time this rule doesn't apply, but even then limit yourself on the number of pictures and types of pictures you choose. They can get really cluttered and cheesy really fast and if you don't have good quality, high resolution photos it will make your invitation look cheap. Speaking of that, high resolution photos or nothing at all. If you do not hire a professional photographer for your photos or have experience with photo-touching software, scratch the photo idea all together. Nobody enjoys looking at a shadowed flash, out of focus image, or terribly cropped picture. EXAMPLE:
Before I go on rambling, one last tip to keep in mind - simple is better. This goes beyond invitation design. Logos, invitations, etc can get the point across without all the fluff. Sometimes fluff is nice, but when you over stuff your fluff if can be too much for the brain to handle. (Say that three times fast.)
So when you're gearing up for your next event, make sure you keep these simple steps in mind when creating your invitations. We always suggest you go with a professional company, where you can sit down with someone (or talk to them on the phone at least) and go over every detail!