Well, I’ve come across a splendid article gem while I was surfing the web this afternoon from EmmalineBride blog, and it inspired me to give you a little guidance on just how to find that coveted wedding invitation bliss. The article covered the six wedding invitation mistakes people make and gave advice on how to avoid them.
Two common mistakes include not having a theme for your wedding and not setting a budget ahead of time. While I can empathize with how difficult it can sometimes be to nail down a theme for your wedding this early in the process, it is possible. Forethought and foresight are not myths! If you take a little time to figure out your theme early on, trust me, it’ll be worth it.
Take this scenario for example: Imagine that you receive a Western-themed save the date like our Under the Hat Save the Date Card (totally awesome save the date by the way!), which is followed by a particularly dainty invitation like our Delicate Butterfly Fuchsia Invitation, and then when you arrive on the big day, the entire occasion is autumn-themed. Personally, I love both the save the date and the invite; however, the problem is that these three elements don’t fit together. Decide on a theme ahead of time to make sure your wedding is seamless, from beginning to end.
Other common mistakes EmmalineBride points out include waiting too long to place an order, not applying sufficient postage to your invitations, skipping the proofreading step and not ordering a sample. If you’ve read April’s recent post on the joys of free samples, you’re probably already pumped to get your hands on some free goods! Well, do it! Sometimes the screen resolution on your computer can make colors look different than they would on paper. When you order a few free samples, you can double-check that the colors you selected perfectly match your wedding color palette.
Do you think you can find wedding invitation bliss with these pointers? Leave us a comment or start a conversation with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to “Like” Invitations by Dawn on Facebook to be entered into our sweepstakes to win $300 to spend on the Invitations by Dawn merchandise of your choosing!