When you start thinking about wedding invitations, it’s easy to get excited, overwhelmed and back again! This is why we asked our friends over at The Paper Trail to give us their top three tips you should know before you purchase your wedding invitations! The Paper Trail has been around for over 11 years now serving clients from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. They are experts in their field and provide their clients with a variety of beautiful, timeless wedding invitations. Our personal favorite is their custom design you see here with the Philadelphia sky line theme!
Wedding Invitations | Top 3 Things You Should Know
Here are 3 tips we tell all of our couples:
1. COUNT CAREFULLY! Count addresses, not guests. Many guests are coupled. 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, we will 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 our 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, we say splurge here and go for it!)
We love what we do and would love to help you with all of your wedding stationery needs! Come see us! Xx
The Paper Trail is Located on Kings Highway in Haddonfield, NJ.
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