Audio Invitation Idea
People like to see personality in a wedding. The best ones are when the tone and style of the event reflects perfectly the couple making the vows. But the very nature of a wedding means that there have to be elements of tradition and formality. It is, after all, an ancient ritual - so one of the biggest challenges for anyone planning their big day is how to “marry” their own ideas and personality to the traditional requirements of the event.
The dress; the cake; the speeches; the entertainment: traditional elements of any wedding. But how do you put your own stamp on those customary requirements?
Well let’s start with one of the first things which, chronologically speaking, happens in the build up to a wedding: the invitations.
There are companies which will professionally design invitations for you of course. And with advances in digital printing technology you can create your own online using templates at pretty reasonable prices. If you are crafty and artistic, there are even packs to hand-make your own invitations give them a truly personalised touch.
Wedding planners can help of course. They have contacts and experience and when you commission them to organise your big day, you are in part paying them for their knowledge and contacts in each aspect of the day, including your invitations. But most people don’t have the resources to make use of a full-time wedding planner, especially in these cash-strapped, credit crunch times.
For the rest of us, it’s about scouring the magazines and websites like this one to find interesting companies and individuals who can help you put your own unique stamp on your invitations. Last year Bespoke Radio began offering this bespoke service through their website. Every customer wants something different so sometimes they create a short “radio show” where the presenter announces the wedding details and that “show” is put onto CD and then sent out to the invited guests. Sometimes they go and record the happy couple themselves so the guests can actually hear the voices of the bride and groom-to-be inviting them to their wedding.
In the grand scheme of things, the invitations will never get as much attention as the dress or the speeches. But as a way of setting the tone for a unique wedding, it is worth putting in the effort because of all the rituals associated with weddings, actually inviting your friends should be one of the most important.
For more information, go to www.bespokeradio.co.uk