When the time comes to visit a print shop in Sausalito to have your wedding invitations printed, you will probably be a mixture of excited, nervous and overwhelmed. This is perfectly understandable—after all, wedding invitations are usually one of the first steps in planning a very important day! But in the midst of all that emotion, you need to remember to keep a few things in mind when it comes to designing and sending out your invites. Of course, your professional print shop in Sausalito will be there to help you, so you won’t be doing it alone. To help you get started, here are a few tips for crafting the perfect wedding invitation:
- Know your style and colors: The invitation (and save the date card) will be the first impression many guests have of your wedding, and it will live on in scrapbooks and on refrigerators long after the event is over. Because of this, you will want to make sure your invitations reflect the overall theme, colors, style and vibe of your special day.
- Think outside the rectangle: A traditional wedding invitation is 4.5 by 6.25 inches, but that is hardly the requirement these days. Depending on the formality level and theme of your wedding, you might want to try square invitations, or maybe even triangular or circular ones. Remember, it all comes down to what feels right for you and your spouse-to-be.
- Pay attention to wording: A simple online search (or conversation with your print shop in Sausalito) will tell you what ought to be included in a traditional wedding invitation. Sticking to that will ensure that all the pertinent information is related clearly. That said, feel free to get creative, so long as you get a second opinion for clarity.
- Don’t squeeze in too much: Chances are you have received an invitation at some point that actually felt like work to simply read. This is probably because the invite had too much information (some of it probably repetitious, unnecessarily or inelegantly worded) for the size of the card. Make sure your invites are pleasing to look at and read before printing and sending them.
- Know when to send: Save the dates generally ought to be sent out about six to eight months before the wedding, to allow your guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements and request time off work if necessary. The actual invites are usually sent out between six and eight weeks before the big day. That means you will want to start designing your invitation and save the date 10 months to a year before your wedding!
- Triple check everything: Finally, nothing is worse than printing out hundreds of invitations before finding a spelling error. Make sure you enlist the eyes of several people to double and triple check your proof before giving your printer the okay.
To ensure your invitations are well designed and flawlessly printed, please get in touch with Joanne’s Print Shop in Sausalito. We can’t wait to help make your wedding even more special.