2) See real copies of a Calligraphers work, expect perfection, everyone has reduced their prices now.
4) Collect the business cards of your ceremony & reception venues for proper invite wording.
5) View papers in person, ask for samples,
6) Be wary of using the Internet to buy your wedding invites, bad paper quality & print may shock you.
7) Pay the $10.00 fee for a PROOF, it saves time & money.
8) Know if you are going to go contemporary or traditional before you contact your stationery professional, he/she can organize for your visit & save you time.
9) Both Bride & Groom should come to the Invitation session, it makes the whole wedding more meaningful
10) Take your calligraphed, beautiful invitations to your local post office & have them hand cancel the envelopes, so that they are not messed up through the ink machine
Contacting a professional wedding invitation stationer can be the most important thing you do as a new bride and groom. See one that has been in the wedding business for many years, as they will know all of the pit falls and potential problems. Store fronts make mistakes, as they have sales people that do not know the wedding business.
I have corrected so many problems that Internet ordering allows. One common mistake is putting the wrong RSVP date. Running second is forgetting the return address on the outer envelope. Who has time to wait while they reprint? Do not skimp on your Wedding Invitations. They single-handedly set the stage for your dream day. The invitation is the first impression of your wedding day! Remember the old adage, "you never have a second chance at a first impression." Go for it, treat yourself, it's your day & once in a lifetime!