What is a Wedding Card?
Wedding invitations are cards used to print the details of the wedding and guest names. Place cards are used to indicate where guests would be seated during a wedding event. Place cards usually have the name of the guests and the table number.
How to Create a Wedding Card
To make wedding cards, you must first decide whether you want to go traditional or modern. Then, consider your motif and colors and these few steps to guide you:
1. Decide if You Need a Card for Your Event
If you are planning your wedding, needless to say, you also need to prepare for the reception?—the banquet, the musicians, the decorations and most especially, guest seating arrangement. A place card or name card will be placed on the table where your guest will be assigned seats. Ask yourself if you need a place card at your venue. If you do, consider if you can afford to have a place card made for your wedding reception or if you could use a choice by using a seating chart.
But in any case, if you don't want your guests to get lost looking for their names and tables, you can use a seating chart and the place cards together. However, you need an invitation card for your wedding. For these, you can plan how it would look like and the number of guests.
2. Let Your Reception Venue be the Basis of Your Design
Personalized invitations and place cards will look unique and creative if they are designed with regard to how you would decorate your venue. If you have an outdoor bohemian wedding, you could go for a floral wedding invitation card. For a garden wedding, you can go for the rose-gold combination. For the innovative bride, church wedding cards would look dashing in purple or lavender. Whatever your theme is, make sure your simple cards would complement your motif.
3. Designing Your Wedding Cards
When you want to make your handmade wedding invitation card, there are various ways you can do so. First, you could try doing calligraphy on the name cards. If you know someone who is a professional calligrapher, or if you know how to do them yourself, the better.
Handwritten cards evoke a feeling of intimacy and sentiment. If your guests see their name in your handwriting, they will feel a sense of appreciation and importance. But, if you are unsure of what your handwriting skills, you may opt to find printable cards online. There are several templates available online, and with a wide array of options, you might find one you will love.
4. Search for an Online Editor
Let's say you have decided to make a printable card, but still, you want to include a personal touch on the wedding card. The next thing to do is find an online editor that is user-friendly and convenient for you. You can try out various editors to make your sample and experiment around to create that card you want to put in your table. If you are using it for the first time, you don't have to worry. There are a lot of tutorials online for these editors to help you get started. Alternatively, you may also download and use printable invitation templates for your wedding.
5. Print your Wedding Cards
Before you start printing, check the sizes first. There are several printing paper sizes and shapes for the card, but it is your choice as to how you want it to be. You can choose the usual format or construct your own. After this, you can print your wedding cards, and they are now ready!