While you are planning out your wedding and setting budgets for each vendor, don’t forget about stationery! Unfortunately, wedding invitations are often forgotten about until the last minute and at that point, your budget has been blown elsewhere and you are forced to go down a less expensive avenue like evites or non-custom. I could go on and on about the importance of investing in quality wedding stationery but I decided to break it down into five (5) reasons you should budget for custom stationery!
You spend months curating the perfect day from picking food your guests would enjoy to selecting music they would dance to, you should also spend the time making sure they are counting down the days from when they open their invitation!
Just like your event should be true to who you are as a couple, so should your invitation suite! I work hand in hand with couples, getting to know their likes/dislikes, random quirks about their relationship, dreams, and desires, all to help me build a custom wedding suite that is unique to them. Whether it is a subtle node to where you met in your wedding crest or an illustration of your dog on your signature drink sign, these Easter eggs are special to each couple that will really leave your guests in awe!
Once the food is eaten and the music ends, we all want tangible items to remember our big day! Along with amazing photographs and videos, having beautiful invitations to save will help those memories be forever cherished! How fun will it be to have your invitations saved to show your grandkids when they are planning their own wedding? Even better, to be able to show they were one-of-a-kind, reflecting your style and vision. My mom has her invitation saved with my parent’s wedding album which was so much fun to see!
Post-Pandemic Wedding Boom or not, it is hard to stand out among the sea of weddings taking place, especially with social media taking a larger part. Couples are leaning more and more towards hiring a custom wedding stationery designer to create invitations that are unlike anyone else and specific to them and their day! They want their guests’ jaws to drop opening that envelope! Whether it is a custom watercolor map for your save the date or an invitation with your venue drawn on the envelope liner, leave your guests in awe and excited for your big day!
Certain aspects of your invitation suite like the thickness of the envelope and the sturdiness of the wax seal all play a huge role in the delivery to your guest! I spend most of my time searching for vendors, ordering samples, and tracking down envelope colors, all so your invitation suite could be exactly what you imagine! I do my best to ensure the invitations will arrive to your guests in the way you hoped they would even through transit! While some things may be okay to cut corners with, the quality of your invitations should not be one of them!