|Posted on June 10, 2015 at 9:35 AM|
We were delighted to be chosen by Weddings Online for a Wedding Blog on Invitations. Hopefully our tips below will be of some help to you when you go to order your stationery.
Weddings Online Blog: Thursday 7 May 2015 by Pamela Mahon
Wondering where to start with your wedding stationery or when you should be sending out invites? Our wedding stationery experts Marzena from 3M Atelier, Tracey from On Silver Pond and Oona from Splash Graphics explain everything from timing and themes to budget and wording…
1. Generally it is advised that you send out your wedding invitations 6-8 weeks before your wedding so give yourself at least 3 months before your postage date to start working on your stationery. If you are having a destination wedding or having a wedding over the holiday season, you need to give your guests plenty of notice so send them out even earlier. Special papers or envelopes may need to be ordered in and of course you will need time to write and address them. When you meet with your Stationer, ask them for some samples, and be sure to get a printed proof before they print the final run.
2. Do a little research online to see what styles, designs and tastes appeal to you. Pinterest is a great site for ideas. Your theme could be something that portrays your interests, such as travel or music or it may just be something simple like flowers, stripes or your wedding colours. And remember the invitation is your guests’ first peek at your wedding style – the style hints to the formality of your wedding. You should have an idea of the type of event you’re throwing before you start shopping for stationery.
3. Setting a budget is important as it helps the Stationer create within that budget. Ask your Designer for a pricelist or a quote upfront before they begin any design, this way you will know how much it will cost before any work is done. You can get a beautiful printed design on card for very reasonable prices. When you start adding Diamonds, Pearls, Ribbons, Lace and Insert sheets, it starts getting very expensive.
4. Put some consideration into how you are going to word your invitation. If you are going for a laid back wedding, chose relaxed wording, don’t choose something formal. Also speak to your parents about how they would like the invite worded. Whether your parents are financially contributing to your wedding or not, they may expect the wording to include “Together with their Parents”. Have a look online for some wording ideas, there are some really great ideas out there.
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