How to Create a Ceremony Invitation in Apple Pages
Ceremonies are not only important events in a person's life, but it is also a significant factor in the economy. According to a report by IBISWorld, the wedding industry, which includes wedding, ceremony, and reception expenses, reached $72 billion in revenue in 2016. Ceremonies rack up a lot of expenses, and one of those is for invitations. If you want to save a few bucks by DIY-ing your ceremony invitations using Apple Pages, we have some tips and tricks for you below.
1. Identify Your Visual Style
The visual style for your invitation affects its color scheme, illustrations, and typography. Although it can be intimidating to choose what style or theme to use, it can help you make your designing process run smoothly. A tip is to choose a style that suits the type of event/ceremony. For example, for a baby shower ceremony, the best visual style to use is cuddly and pastel.
2. Understand Color Theory
Color theory is an essential aspect of design; it allows you to determine which color best complements the other. Moreover, through color theory, you can express the feels that you're going for or the mood of the event. Be intentional with the colors you use in your invitation, and it can make a huge difference with the results.
3. Use Theme-Appropriate Fonts Only
Just like colors, don't just use font styles without minding how it complements the overall appearance of your invitation. Use font styles that are appropriate with your theme or ceremony. For example, most wedding invitations use intricate and cursive fonts because it helps exude the elegance of the event and make the wording suit the vibe of the invitation.
4. Print Out Samples
Printing out samples of your first draft allows you to pinpoint aspects that you may want to remove or change. Moreover, it also helps you determine what type of material will have the best turnout for your designs.
What are the Inclusions of an Invitation?
The following details should be on your ceremony invitation:
1. Name of host/s
2. Type of event/ceremony
3. Event details: date, time, location, dress code, etc.
4. RSVP and contact information
What is the RSVP Etiquette for Guests?
Assuming that you sent the invitations at least six to eight weeks in advance, your guests should have four or five weeks to RSVP. This period will provide guests enough time to decide regarding your ceremony.
What are Ceremony Cards?
Ceremony cards contain the same details found in an invitation. The only difference is it's smaller than the invitation itself; guests usually bring them along with the invitation.
How Do You Invite Guests for the Ceremony Only?
It is best to have two invitations for this matter: one for the ceremony and one for the reception. Guests invited to the reception will have the reception invitation inserted along with their ceremony invitation.
When Do You Send Ceremony Invitations?
Proper ceremony invitation etiquette tells you to send invitations at least six to eight weeks in advance. Meanwhile, a destination ceremony should be sent at least a month before the event.