Deciding on the perfect wedding invitations for your big day can sometimes be harder than it looks. You have to choose the right paper, typeface, shape and color so that it sets the tone for your nuptials. Browsing online is a great place to get inspiration for the type of invitations that you want, but it’s hard to really get a good look at every element of the invite unless you’re holding it in your hands. Here at Invitations By Dawn, we know how important this process is, and we’re here to make it as easy and stress-free as possible.

Take a look at all of the invitations on our website and pick up to eight of your favorites. We will send you free samples of those invites so that you can be sure the choice you’re making is the right one. There are a number of benefits to ordering free samples:

Get others’ input
If you’re anything like me and are a bit indecisive at times, these free samples are a lifesaver. You can show them to your friends, family and bridal party to get their input on them. Someone may point something out about a certain piece of stationery that you never noticed before┬áthat can end up being the deciding factor.

Feel the paper
The feel of the paper on your invitations can speak to the formality and theme of your big day. By getting a feel for the stationery yourself, you can get a good idea of whether or not it’s right for your wedding. Not all paper is created equal – there are so many different types. The 110 lb Signature Textured Paper is soft and sturdy – perfect for a vintage or rustic affair. The 105 lb Signature Shimmer Paper, on the other hand, comes with a certain shine for a formal and sophisticated wedding day. The eco-friendly bride may appreciate the 130 lb Premium Matte Paper, which is friendly to the environment but still gives off a glamorous vibe. There are so many more different types of paper to choose from – browse through Invitations By Dawn’s list to get an in-depth look at each one.

See the printing
Get an up-close and personal look at the printing that you’re considering for your wedding invitations. The printing you choose can have an impact on the overall feel of your invitations. If you love sparkle and shine, you may want to go with foil printing, which helps your wording shimmer. For a more modern invitation, digital printing may be the best route. This method uses high-resolution color to create vibrant invitations with intricate designs.

Which free samples are you choosing? Share your thoughts with us!