Just a piece of paper….
Most everyone has heard the response on more than one occasion. And it’s a true statement in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But think of the times that make a piece of paper not just ‘a piece of paper.’
- A birth certificate
- A note from a loved one
- A baptism certificate
- A picture you can hold that speaks to your heart
- A diploma
- A report card with all A’s (or close)
- A note from grandma
- A recipe in your mom’s handwriting
- A certificate of service, accomplishment, or recognition
And so it is with the save the date and wedding invitation. It will possibly set the tone for one of the most important days of your life. You are asking people to be part of that special day, to share in your joy as you exchange vows of commitment, love, and joy. It is your guests first glimpse of your wedding day and the invitation will surely excite them to ‘mark their calendar’.
We often hear in the wedding paper industry “oh, they are just going to throw it away.” True statement. But let’s think about that. Yes, most will eventually after the two to three months they look at it prior to the wedding. The invitation is there to hold and see. The invitation is read over and over with great anticipation of your big day. Your guests see the name of the bride and groom, the name of parents. Most often they think about how they know you and your family, why they were invited and feel honored to be your guest. The feel, the color, the design tell a lot about what’s important to you….your wedding day. You set the tone with the invitation for that happiest of days, the day you’ve dreamed of, the day to celebrate with family and friends.
Every bride/groom we get the pleasure of meeting has their own style they are hoping to convey to their guests. That’s why we love what we do. Oliver’s Twist gets to help you make all your dreams of your wedding day come true and set the stage for the celebration. It is a custom invitation that is unique to your wedding day. It sets you apart from the online options that everyone can see. It sets you apart from your friend’s invitation because yours is just you and only you and no one has ever seen anything like it before.
Most people keep a few things from their wedding day. We are working on 42 years and we have a couple things that can actually be found. The Guest Book. We do love going back and looking at the names of those people who attended, how we knew them, thankful they accepted our invitation. A Bible. Given by the church with our names foil stamped on it. Yes, foil stamping existed in 1978. Photographs. A priceless reminder of how we looked 40 some years ago. And our invitation. The invitation was traditional, timeless, and serves as a keepsake of our special day.
So….in conclusion, take a minute to list your priorities for your special day. Think about what’s important to you and think about what you can hold on to for the exciting years to come. And enjoy every step of the process…it’s only the beginning!
March 10, 2020