Who still loves to receive a good old fashioned wedding invite?

The world is forever changing as is weddings! So many new and nifty trends to create a unique and stylish wedding that really expresses you and your better half, your style and your love! With loads of ideas available just by perusing our good old apps Pinterest, Insta, etc, it is so easy to see how you can find ways to get super creative, add a touch of DIY and definitely save some $!

For example – Paperless invites! So simple, so easy to create, distribute, less wastage and definitely cheaper. They can be fun too – add a little animation or some background music and before you know it, your guests are already counting down the days to what is sure to be one sensational  wedding – ha!

On the flip side, are we taking away an extra special moment and keepsake your loved ones get to cherish before and long after the big day? There is something still so exciting about receiving a gorgeously crafted and detailed invitation in the mail. As lucky guests to be invited, from the moment we see the envelope, we take careful measures to open and admire what beholds inside. 

From screening every detail, the date, the location, the time and of course the invitation’s style and colours, assuming this is your theme palette, our minds start racing to our own wedding outfit options ensuring we don’t wear the same colour – and woohoo we get to buy a new dress!

One of our most beloved local wedding Suppliers – Robyn Harrison from Astijano Design and new and upcoming talented Taylor Keyes from TayK Designs knows all too well the effort and reasoning behind couples wedding invitation choices. With over 20 years experience in designing handmade elegant and contemporary wedding invitations and event stationery, Robyn and Taylor have kindly shared with us some of their secrets on what goes into the creation of wedding invites, working with couples and some of their favourite classical designs + new and exciting ideas that can work within any couples budget!

Astijano Designs

Your invitation is the first indication to your guests of the type of wedding to come. It is such a pleasure to sit down with couples and hear about their wedding plans, together with their thoughts on the kind of look they prefer. 

Currently the emphasis is on stylish but simple stationery on quality cardstock. Couples will then receive samples of their choices as nothing compares to seeing their names and details in print. They are then most welcome to make any alterations as needed before the final printing and delivery. matching accessory and reception stationery, together with any further requirements for perhaps church or ceremony are all available to match.”

TayK Designs

“When I receive a couple’s invites in the mail after getting them printed it is honestly one of the most exciting moments but the best moment is when the couple sees them and gets to hold them for the first time. 

When you work with a designer, you get the chance to work alongside a professional to design a unique invite that represents your relationship and your wedding aesthetic. Your wedding invitations and/or save the date are the first glimpse your guests get to the wedding that is to come, so put your own unique style into it. 

I work closely with my couples to create invites that are personal and unique to them. I take my time to get to know the couple’s style, taste, aesthetic, and most importantly their journey as a couple so that I can bring their dream invites to life. Invites are an element of your wedding that you will be able to cherish forever and show your future children.”

Every inspired idea and decision you make for your big day is what works best for you and the person you are saying I do too. Whether it be a new wedding trend or a traditional one such as print invitations, simply enjoy the wedding planning process and create your perfect wedding unique to you!

If you have any questions or would like advice about any of the above or your wedding needs don’t hesitate to reach out to these two wonderful wedding invitation Suppliers.