Medieval Wedding Invitations
Whether you are making your own Medieval wedding invitations or looking to order pre-made designs, there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to personalize and convey the type of wedding theme your guests will be attending.
Invitations with castles, heraldic and/or Celtic designs, fields of wildflowers, or any symbol typically related to the Medieval/Renaissance periods would be appropriate to convey the theme of your marriage.
Mention your theme within the invitation wording. For example, "...request the honour of your presence at a Medieval wedding ceremony..."
And, if you wish for people to actually come in appropriate Medieval/Renaissance attire, you should also include this at the bottom of your invitation or at least include an additional note referencing this request.
If you are planning to use DIY wedding invitation kits or make your own from scratch, here are a few suggestions:
- Choose parchment-like papers in off-white to cream colors to reflect the type of paper that would have been used at that time.
- You can also choose a heavier cardstock and print your invitation wording on velum paper, which you would then attach to the cardstock.
- You could cut and shape your invitations like to look like pennants or banners.
- Use motif designed rubber ink stamps to make designs along the edges or in the corners.
- Create a deep colored border around your invitation and use medieval style stickers to embellish the corners.
- Celtic symbols, motifs and heraldic designs are good design choices to embellish your medieval wedding invitations.
- Be sure to use a cursive font such as: Old English Text, Canterbury, Edwardian Script, Helena, Lucida Calligraphy and other such similar styles.
Personalizing Your Medieval Wedding Invitations by Rose Smith
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