When you’re ready to start thinking about your wedding invitations please consider these tips to help you on your way.
DEFINING YOUR STYLE
By the time you begin to think about invites, you should have a defined look and feel of your big day.
A few things to consider are: theme, color, materials, motifs. These can all be used in design to create cohesive wedding stationery consistent with your venue look and feel.
PUT IT IN WORDS
Finding a few adjectives as a starting point can help to describe your style, for example: rustic, warm, soft, natural, hand-rendered.
Visuals are a great way to convey your style - Pinterest is a good tool for images that accent your vision of a look and feel. www.pinterest.com
SHAPE & SIZE
Invitations can range in size and format for every couple - One thing to keep in mind is stationary with custom dimensions can significantly increase cost of paper & postage.
* Shape and size of invitation should be decided before you begin the process as it can drastically change how a design is translated. If you have questions about this or want more details, we are happy to discuss.
CHOOSE YOUR WORDS
At the end of the day, the wording should reflect you and your style of wedding. Traditionally, the wording reflects how formal/informal the wedding is - this is no longer as strict. It is important to have your wording confirmed before design process, changes in wording can increase time spent to adjust to a design and can affect the look as well.
LESS IS MORE
We don’t want to overload your guests with information or overcrowd your invitations. List key points and need to know info.
There are many things that can vary the cost of printing - the invite dimensions, paper stock, printing colour vs. b&w, one sided vs double sided printing
We want to encourage cost effective and sustainable wherever possible, while delivering the best product to you. In our consult, we can provide a cost of printing and all options available.
A great way to accent your invitations is to create a wedding website on which all accommodation, directions, and registry information can be accessed. We would be happy to discuss how we can help assist you in setting one up.