For most individuals, you only get to wed once in your lifetime and given the significance of this special occasion it is imperative to get everything right. To mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life, nothing can be taken for granted and you definitely want only the best for your wedding.
When planning for this special day, right up there with finding the perfect dress, is finding the perfect invitation. Finding the perfect wedding invitation for you can be a confusing and infuriating process, but with the right attitude and pointers, it may be an interesting and even fun experience.
Here are a few guidelines that can help you get the right invitation:
1. Your Theme/ style
Your invitation is like a sneak peak of your wedding. It gives your invited guests an indication of what to expect when they first see it. You can choose to have your invitation and indeed your stationery tie in with your theme. The design can incorporate aspects of the overall theme of the wedding like the colors, fabrics and material. For example your designer can incorporate your African wedding print directly on your invites and also your stationery.
2. Design and wording
Wedding stationery comes in a wide variety of styles but lately couples are drawn towards stationery that is personal and customized for them. This is always a good idea as it gives the couple the feeling of ownership in the planning process and the wedding. It’s advisable to go through the wide array of options available online and visit different vendors and see their samples. Pick a few that you like and try to picture them customized to your liking. This will help you and your selected provider come up with a concept and unique card for your occasion.
It’s no secret that the economy is bad and frankly, money will never be enough. We are all trying to pinch our pennies and make as many savings as we can. But of course you want the very best for your big day. Cards can be very expensive depending on what you would like, you may compromise and rationalize but that does not mean you can’t get the best for what you are willing to spend. Most vendors are flexible and know all the tricks that will help you get a wonderful invitation that will bring a tear to your eye.
With the abundance of vendors out there it can be difficult to settle on a vendor you are comfortable with. Some guidance I can offer is, look for a vendor that
a) Is willing to help you come up with a concept for your invite.
b) Makes a final sample for approval before they print.
c) Has a portfolio of their previous work.
d) Is available when you need them.
With those four guidelines, selecting a vendor that you are comfortable with will be much easier.