5 Things Every Couple Should Consider When Ordering Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations are a small part of the big day, but they play a major role. Your invitations are the first impression your guests will see of your wedding day. Here are 5 things to think about when choosing and ordering wedding invitations:
How do you picture your wedding?
2. What is your invitation budget?
You don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to get
3. Are you communicating everything to your guests that you need to?
Chances are you can picture your wedding in your mind and you know exactly how you want things to be. The more you can communicate with your guests about the big day, the better. You want things to go smoothly
Things like… If you are having an outdoor wedding, it’s always good to let people know if you’ll be in the grass – it’s hard to have fun when your heels are sinking into the ground. Or… If there is a shuttle service from the hotel to the venue, that is great information to share. Depending on your plans, there may be other things you’ll want your guests to know ahead of time.
4. Do you have a wedding website?
Wedding websites can be created for free
weddingwire.com or theknot.com and can save you money too! Many of my clients at Stone Hill Paperie opt to include a website card rather than a directions card and an accommodations card. The website card sends your guests to your wedding website where they can find all of the wedding details. Keep the website name as short and simple as possible like the image to the right – some websites have really long names that just don’t look good in print.
5. How do you plan to address your envelopes?
Would you want a calligrapher to handwrite your guest addresses? Would you want your stationer to print them? Or do you have great handwriting? Those are all good options depending on your budget. Tip – stay away from sticking labels on your invitation envelopes. For something as special as this, that label makes it seem much more ordinary. I would rather see your personal handwriting any day!