There are plenty of things to think about when planning your wedding day. One of the first to sort out will be the guest list, and following this you will have to get your invitations sent out in plenty of time to ensure people save the date. But how do you want your invitations to look? Everyone wants every aspect of the wedding day to be perfect, and the invites are a big part of this. After all, many of your guests may want to keep them as mementoes of the day so it may be worth getting some bespoke wedding stationery designed. Here are some areas to think about in order to make your invitations special:
- Theme: Once you’re chosen the perfect theme for your wedding you can tie it in to all aspects of the planning, and the invitations will be a key part of this. If you have a strong theme that reflects your personality then your invitations will be an early indicator of what guests can expect from your wedding. In a way, they are helping to set the mood early on. What you don’t want is just another batch of generic wedding invitations that say nothing about who you are.
- Design: Even if you have an idea about what you want your invitations to look like, you should try to keep an open mind about their design until you have been to speak to some producers of bespoke wedding stationery. You may find, after looking at some examples of their work, that you change your mind completely about what you want or find a colour scheme or lay-out that works much better. Think about how you can make it stand out: for example, do you want to add a photo, go for a bold colour scheme or use other embellishments such as ribbons?
- Cost: Wedding invitations can get expensive, so you need to balance getting a good quality result without breaking the bank. Compare the prices of several stationery designers until you find the one that can offer you the best deal. Also, remember that the grade of paper you choose will have a big impact on the final price so you don’t necessarily need to go for the thickest and most expensive. As long as your design is right, the invitations should still look good.
- Samples: Finally, remember that before ordering an entire batch of invitations you should always ask to purchase a sample so you can be sure you are happy with the way the final design looks before it’s too late to go back. This can save you a lot of stress and disappointment further down the line.
Summary: There are many aspects of planning your wedding day, one of which is choosing and sending your invitations. This article looks at what you need to think about to get them just the way you want them.