Begin by creating a wedding budget and allocating a specific amount for invitations, stationary, and favors. Once you know how much you have to spend, then you can shop within your price range.
Prepare your guest list if you haven’t done so already. You’ll need to know how many invitations to order. Invitations are usually available in quantities of 20 or 25. Order 12 to 15 extras just in case you forgot to invite someone or make a mistake addressing the envelopes. It will cost more to order extras later.
Take all the information about your wedding with you to the printers. You’ll need dates, times, and locations so that you can place your order. Double check that all your information is accurate. If you feel that you need a map, you can bring that information as well.
Select invitations that will coordinate with your color scheme, wedding theme and the formality of your event. Once you identify a style, you should then sift through the catalog and choose about 5 possible invitations. Now you can review your selections and narrow it down to one.
Your invitation wording doesn’t have to be a difficult task. There are some rules and guidelines to wording wedding invitations. Sample wording for any scenario can be found inside the catalog.
Choose your ink color and font style. The printer can show you what options are available. If you wish, a splash of color can be added to your invitations with a lined envelope flap. You can personalize your invitations by adding embellishments like bows, buttons, buckles, and charms.
Determine what enclosures and other printed wedding items you’ll need to complete your order. Proof read your items before placing your order. Once the order has been placed, it’s too late for changes. Save yourself from the embarrassment of a very costly and an easily preventable mistake.