Today I would like to share some information and advice for choosing your ideal Wedding Invitations.
Wedding Invitations set the tone of the day and with a multitude of choice and types of Wedding Stationery it can be a minefield for couples.
Let’s be honest, planning a wedding can get a little crazy and understandably a lot of brides and grooms can get lost in the whole process.
To help you get started we’ve put together some useful hints to assist you in securing the perfect wedding invitations for your upcoming nuptials.
Before you start the planning process for your wedding invitations you must first sit down with your fiancé and work out your entire wedding budget.
Once you have done this, you will need to decide what percentage of your wedding budget you will allocate to your invitations.
If you skip this step and don’t have any limitations in mind when you start your search for invitations, you could end up spending a lot more than you were prepared to spend. Also, ensure both you and your partner are in agreement from the start, to avoid any unwanted arguments.
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful but it can also be a fun and memorable time to share with your fiancé if you are both in agreement.
Your invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your big day, so it is important that your invitation corresponds with the theme of your wedding.
Your invitation will convey to your guests the formality of your wedding and will help them decipher the dress code if it is not specifically stated.
Having a theme or basic idea of how you wish to style your wedding in mind will help you narrow your search for invitations and speed up the process.
Even simply sticking with a colour theme rather than a broader styling theme can help, it is simply best to start your invitation search with some idea in mind.
The price for invitations can certainly add up especially once you include all the supplementary features and their corresponding fees.
To ensure you are getting the best deal, we recommend shopping around online and comparing prices.
It can be difficult and time consuming to travel from store to store to price invitations so we recommend browsing invitations online as a smarter tool for comparison.
This way you’ll be able to gauge whether you are getting a good deal and might be able to find promotions.
Often online invitation companies will feature regular promotions on their websites whether it be discounts on bulk orders, free samples or limited time only offers.
It’s not only prices you should be comparing and shopping around for, quality is also extremely important.
Most online invitation companies will offer their customers the opportunity to order samples allowing you to inspect the quality of the paper stock, the precision of the printing and the overall feel and style of the invitation before you decide to place an order.
It is important if you are deciding on whether to purchase invitations online rather than from a traditional brick and mortar setting that you order samples first.
That way you can make a well-informed decision and not end up stuck with invitations you aren’t truly happy with.
Asking the right questions
The last step before you place an order with an invitation company is to make sure you have all the necessary information.
For instance make sure there are no hidden costs that might pop up along the way that you weren’t prepared for, discuss in great length all of the included features and what extras you might need to purchase.
For example some invitation companies charge additional fees for envelopes.
It is also important to question your invitation company about their timeline, and how long it will take until you receive your invitations, including delivery times if applicable.
There are many aspects to ordering invitations you need to know before you commit to a purchase, so make a check list and don’t worry if you feel like you are asking too many questions.
This is an important detail to your wedding and you want it done correctly.
Author Credit: Kristi Charter is an experienced freelance writer across a wide range of topics.
With a passion for the wedding industry in particular, Kristi regularly blogs for Wedding Invitations Online.