How to Come up with a Creative Invitation in Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Understand that your invitation reflects the kind of event that you will be inviting your recipients to. In that sense, you have to make sure that the way you make your invitation is able to properly point out the type of event you're hosting, and done so in a manner that makes your recipient want to participate. The steps below will teach you how to make a creative invitation that can do just that.
1. Set the Dimensions
Basically, there's no strict rule on how long or wide your creative invitation should be. Nonetheless, you surely do not want to hassle your recipient by sending them an oversized invitation, nor do you want them to lose it if it's in a very tiny size. The dimensions of your invitation should at least with a 5 x 7 inches in size. Make sure that your invitation has bleed so that your design can be printed on the edge of the card without any gaps.
2. Come Up With a Complimentary Design
You'll definitely want to create a design that compliments the type of event you're going to hold. This means that you are going to have to align its aesthetics with the theme of your event. Also, make sure that whatever graphical elements you're using are high in terms of resolution quality.
3. Choose the Right Font and Font Size
It's important that you choose the right font and font size as this can greatly affect the aesthetic appeal of your invitation. It would be best if you make a sample invitation so that you can test out all of the different types until you find the one that's best suited for your creative invitation.
4. Emphasize the Relevant Details
Despite the limited space your creative invitation has, you'll want to make sure that the important information is emphasized. Basically, you'll want the invitation to share the what, when, where, and who. If there's a particular piece of information that you want your recipients to focus on, then it's best to go with a font size that's slightly larger than the rest. Just make sure that it's not too large so that the text doesn't take up too much space.
5. Use Quality Printing Material
It's best that you print your invitation in a material that is strong, durable, and can handle ink well. This will make your creative invitation more valuable and distinctive to other documents your recipients might also carry. Examples of printing material that's perfect for creating invitations would be cotton paper, marbled paper, glossy paper, and much more.
What Is a Formal and Informal Invitation?
Formal invitations are mainly written on cards and are generally used to invite people to formal gatherings such as company parties or wedding ceremonies. Informal invitations are more personal, meaning that the tone of writing is more friendly and casual and that they're usually sent close friends or family.
When Is It Appropriate to Make and Send Creative Invitations?
Creative invitations can be for both formal and informal events. You just have to make sure that its content and aesthetics are appropriate for the event that it's made for.
When Are Invitations Usually Sent?
Although this can depend entirely on the sender, invitations are usually sent 6 to 8 weeks for formal events, and 2 to 3 weeks for casual events.
What Kind of Tone Should a Creative Invitation Have?
Again, this will depend entirely on the sender and the type of event that he/she is inviting the recipient to. Just remember that all invitations must show courtesy and respect to whoever is reading it.