When you start thinking about wedding invitations, it’s easy to get excited, overwhelmed and back again! So here are my top 3 tips you should know before you purchase your wedding invitations!
3 Tips You Should Know for Your Wedding Invitations
Here are 3 tips I tell all of my couples:
1. COUNT CAREFULLY! Count addresses, not guests. Most of your guests will be couples or families. Always add 25 extra for singles and last minute additions. If you are short invitations and need to reorder, it can be very costly. It is much less expensive to order extra in the initial order then to reorder after the fact.
2. TRIPLE CHECK THE PROOF! Before your wedding suite is printed, the printer will typically email you a digital proof to scale and in color. Borrow a tip from copy editors and read the proof word for word from RIGHT to LEFT so you don’t accidentally gloss over mistakes. Read names, dates, times all very carefully. Have others read it as well. Once you sign off, any costs incurred in reprinting due to missed errors are your responsibility!
3. HAVE A PRO ADDRESS YOUR ENVELOPES! Hand calligraphy is so elegant and makes an absolutely beautiful first impression. You will most likely never have anything hand drawn again in your lifetime, so splurge on it for the wedding! You do not want all of the printer’s hard work to be delivered looking like a corporate mailing to your guest’s mailbox! At the minimum, opt for computerized calligraphy, which is laser printed and more cost-effective if hand calligraphy isn’t in your budget. (Although, I say splurge here and go for it!)
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