Picking out wedding invitations is a big part of the nuptial planning process. Just like the dress, wedding invitations have to be perfect as the provide your guests with a sneak peek of what your wedding will be like. To ensure you get the perfect invitations made, ask the person or company you are ordering through a few key questions.
In order to get a feel for the company’s experience level, ask them how long they have been in business for. You will also want to know their design background and if they went to school for this niche. Keep in mind that even if they did not attend any formal training campus, their experience and level of talent should supersede this discrepancy.
Inquire about the different forms of printing processes the company offers and which ones do they specialise. This is key when wanting stylish and unique wedding invitations. Ask the company which styles they recommend and are they within your style and budget threshold.
It is important to know whether the printing is done in-house or if the company has to send your invitations out. Although it might be ideal to have the stylish wedding invitations printed in-house, it often more affordable when the company chooses to outsource their printing work. However, in-house printing is quicker.
Ask the company if they offer custom designed invitations or do they only work with set templates. Perhaps, they offer both. This is an important detail, especially if you have a custom design in mind that you want your stylish invitations to look like.
If the company does offer custom wedding invitations, ask what your colour options, paper type, ink, and font are. You also need to know if there are any word limits and if o, what is the cost per letter should you go over. Also, inquire if the business makes custom table numbers, place cards, escort cards, event programmes, menus, and more to accompany your invitations.
If they do, inquire whether they offer package deals or not. If you opt to order your wedding invitations and a plethora of other paper products, the company should offer some form of discount in order to save you money. You might even be able to see a list of the various packages they offer and choose one according to your budget.
Have you considered putting your picture on the invitations? Having a couple’s photo on the invite is stylish, charming, and sweet and many companies are accommodating this request. If this is something that interests you, don’t forget to ask about it.
You might not be aware of all the latest and greatest wedding invitation trends so make sure the company you are working with is able to detail this information for you as well as making any helpful suggestions. Some online companies will have a section or tab with all of the season’s most popular designs, prints, fonts, and colours listed.
If you are a bit of a nature lover and prefer environmentally safe materials, make sure the company you are doing business with offers the option of having your invitations printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink. This is not an option that many printing services offer so it is wise to inquire about it before you begin the design process.
Finally, after you have given the company an idea of what you are looking for in terms of size and shape of your invitations, ask them what they think the cost of postage will be. If you veer away from the traditional rectangular size and design, and utilise scallops and awkwardly shaped card stock, you rick needing a bigger envelope, which will cost you more in postage.