Stationery Tips + Tricks
1. USE YOUR BUDGET WISELY, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
A professionally designed invite does not cost as much as you think, and is the MOST IMPORTANT decision you can make when choosing invitations. While ‘home made’ invitations may save you money, spelling mistakes, poor grammar and missed information may result in you spending more time and heartache and leave you with an invite you are not happy with. Ordering online without samples can result in poor quality paper or printing you are not happy with. Shop local, so that you can touch and feel the paper and view the printing and assembly in person!!
1. DESIGN SMART
Together with your invitation designer, organize the invitation information as best you can. If all information can be designed on 2 cards instead of 4 you know you are saving some $! Consider what is a need, and what is a wish. Wax seals, stickers, tags, or ribbon may not be necessary, and are expensive. If you want the bang for your buck, consider adding a second layer to your invite, instead of an envelope liner. (the invite will be kept, but the envelope more than likely gets tossed).
2. TAKE OUT UNNECESSARY PIECES
Consider using phone/email/wedding website instead of a traditional RSVP card and envelope. This will save on stationery and postage costs.
3. BE ORGANIZED
Make sure you have ordered the correct number of invitations. You could be hit with higher fees if you have to reorder more invites.
4. PROOF READ
Careful proofing of stationery is a must, any mistakes will result in reprints which will not make your wallet happy.
5. GET CRAFTY
Consider doing your own assembly if it involves minimal skills like gluing or tying twine. You can save some money here, or put these savings towards an embellishment you wanted.
6. BE CAUTIOUS OF EXTRA POSTAGE FEES
Keep your invitations at a standard size (5×7 inches or smaller) to avoid ‘oversized’ fees. Also keep in mind the amount of pieces going into the invite, as every piece of paper adds weight to the package, and extra weight adds extra postage!
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