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Making Your Own Hawaii Wedding Invitations

Tips for Making Your Own Hawaii Wedding Invitations

Imagine the delight as your friends and family get their formal Hawaii Wedding invitation in the mail. You’ve been envisioning just the look and feeling you want for the most special day of your life and now it begins with the personal invitations.

There is a wonderful tactile pleasure, full of anticipation and delight, that comes with opening the odd sized envelope just received, extracting the second elegant envelope enclosed and unfolding the beautiful heavy bond card inside.

There are many companies on the internet that offer a variety of designs for invitations that include matching party favors and accessories, however there are not a lot of choices for Hawaii wedding invitations. You may want to design your own. The theme of your Hawaii wedding needs to be conveyed in the invitations, so guests can bring appropriate bridal gifts.

Tips for Making Your Own Invitations

Card Stamping, Ribbons, and Invitation SuppliesMost large stationery stores and even department stores that sell office supplies and cards have a variety of blank wedding invitation sets available complete with envelopes and card stock that you can print on an ink jet printer. You can also find a variety of stamps that include various colors of ink, or embossing tools.

Have some fun and come up with your own personal designs and make them as formal or playful as suits your taste. With a little searching on your computer, you can find some free or inexpensive design elements such as floral clip art, elegant fonts, even the wording of the card. This is an excellent way to keep within a budget and still have something guests will save as a keepsake and cherish forever.

Wedding invitations also need to provide some vital information for your guests in addition to conveying the overall theme of the occasion. Of course you want to include the date and location, perhaps even a simple map. Always spell out the full names of the bride and groom. The date should also be spelled out. For example: Sunday the twenty third of April, two thousand and five. The year can be written as numerals (2011) if you like, depending on how formal you want the presentation to be.

Don’t forget to include a contact phone number and, perhaps an e-mail address so people can RSVP or get some advice for wedding gifts. If you are going to have a registry for gifts at a local store, that information is essential to include.

Reception Invites and Menu Inserts

Your Hawaiian wedding invitations should have designs that are consistent with the theme of the celebration and match your choice of party favors and accessories. It might be a good idea to include the menu options for the reception in the invitations. Traditional Hawaiian cuisine consists of pork lau-lau, huli-huli chicken, raw fish pok’e, poi, and a variety of tropical fruits and nuts such as papaya, guava, avocado and macadamia nuts. Some guests may have specific dietary requirements that you’ll want to accommodate.

Make your Hawaii wedding invitations simple, personal, and elegant so all your beloved guests will feel honored to attend and put that lovely invitation among their treasured keepsakes.

About the Author

Curtis McCosco

Curtis McCosco lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii with his wife of over 20 years, KatRama Brooks. Together they own and operate Rainbow Weddings on Kauai. A professional wedding photographer for over 15 years, he is also a video documentarian, writer, and masseur. A practicing Buddhist, he also does Qigong on a daily basis.

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