- ORDERING YOUR WEDDING SUITE -
A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER FIRST
1. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
We've heard it all before... “Why waste money on invitations? People are just going to throw them away.” But think about what the invitation does. Not only does it tell your guests when and where, it also sets the tone for your big day.
2. Have a clear vision.
Is your wedding more traditional or formal? Depending on what imagery is used you can portray a laid-back, beachy feel, or evoke a more formal affair.
3. Know your color palette.
While you don’t have to use your wedding colors in your wedding invitation, most couples choose to do so. It helps keep a cohesive look with all your wedding details. While matching exact colors can be difficult when factoring in different paper colors and finishes, staying within a certain hue allows for a virtually seamless match.
4. Start early.
We suggest getting started at least six months before the wedding. We can work with shorter timelines, but this will make the invitation process easier. In fact, most clients prefer to start a year before their date, and we begin with their save the dates.
5. Determine your quantity.
This number is not an invite for every guest, but the number of invitations per household. For example: if you are inviting 200 people and the majority is married or families, then you will probably only need to order 125-150 invitations. However, you should always order extra invitations, about 10%, since there are almost always additions to the guest list (and you’ll want to keep one for yourself as a keepsake!) Remember, it is always less expensive to order more at one time than it is to place a second order for additional invitations.
6. Know your budget.
The cost of an invitation varies greatly. While we will be happy to explain different options and how they will affect the bottom line, it is important to do some research ahead of time. This will allow you to pick your priorities and have reasonable expectations of what will work within your budget.
7. What do you need?
The more inserts you add, the more the invitation will cost. So, you need determine, just how much info you need to convey to your guests. Some insert examples are a RSVP card, map and directions, weekend event schedule, and hotel accommodations.
8. To assemble or not to assemble.
If you are looking for an invitation with layers, it will need to be assembled. Don’t have the time or desire to do the work yourself? We would be happy to assemble them for you, at an additional cost.
9. Something to address.
Do you have nice handwriting and lots of free time? If not, you may want to consider hiring a calligrapher to address your envelopes. However, that can be expensive. Another option we offer is computer printed calligraphy that will match your invite.
Don’t overcrowd the card with too much information that makes it hard to read. Make sure to include the couple’s names, ceremony date, time and location. Also include names for who will be issuing the invitation and hosting the event. Finally, remember to follow proper etiquette guidelines – do not include registry information! We will help you navigate all of these rules and regulations by giving you examples and making recommendations on wording your perfect invitation.
One more thing...