Invitation Trends: How to Share Your Love Story

Here’s a little trend I am currently drooling over.  As far as I know, it all started with this one – a totally original invitation dreamed up by New York designer Matt Dorfman for his own wedding.


Source: Matt Dorfman

Adorable, no?  SO I’m sure it comes as no surprise that this idea of a “Love Story Board” invitation has caught on like wild fire in the wedding industry! It works particularly well for a couple who have been together for some time before they get married, like the Cape Town photographer Christine Meintjes, who met her husband Iaan when they were still at school. I loved their take on this invitation style:

Here’s the full text:


Source: Christine Meintjes via The Pretty Blog

So sweet and so playful, and I love how Christine and Iaan made this concept their own. Other couples have done the same:


Source: RSVP Candy

Source: Seven Swans



Source: Seven Swans

So now that you are in love…. how do you go about getting one of these beauties for yourself?
I’d recommend a professional designer
Here are a few tips for writing your own LOVE STORY BOARD

  • Start with the classic: how you met.  Even if it’s a long story, try to sum it up as much as possible. And if you think your first meeting wasn’t especially unusual, you can still turn it into something sweet – see how Christine and Iaan brought in the high school sweethearts reference, or how Hilary and Ryan make a crack with “they met in a bar (very fitting)”.
  • Move through the story chronologically, mentioning the highlights. What experiences have you shared? What have you taught one another?
  • Include references to how you felt or feel about one another, or what you thought of each other. A he said/she said approach can work really well.
  • As a general rule, use short sentences and write in the third person, as if the story is being written by someone else.
  • Keep it sweet and positive. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but this isn’t the time and place for them. I like the way Kelly and Clayton dealt with a period where they broke up with “they dated for a few years… then they didn’t date for a few years” (and used the opportunity to mention how they fell in love, again).
  • Finish with the proposal, and then let it lead into a traditional invitation. The contrast between the first and second part of the invite is one of the features that really makes it work, and makes it clear that the wedding is the happy ending everyone looks for at the end of a romance. And they lived happily ever after! 
  • Finally, have fun with it! It’s a great thing for you and your fiance to work on together, reminiscing about the things that brought you together and the love story that is uniquely yours.

 Did you know that Forevermore Events can help you with designing and printing your wedding invitation? We sure can! Call today us if you could use a little help~


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