OMG It’s the 7th of day of the OMG 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series / Experiment! Today we have luxury designer Denote Stationery offering some tips for those of you getting started on planning your wedding invites and save the dates AND 2 fabulous chances for brides to knock a bit off the wedding budget. Thanks so much to Louisa for these great deals! Make sure to have a look at the Denote website for more info and have a good one!
Denote Stationery Offers for OMG Readers:
10% Off all orders placed before Jan 31st or
A free table plan worth £75 when placing an order over £350 before Jan 31st (for up to 10 tables)
Top Tips for planning you wedding invitations
1. Its so important that your invitation sets the tone of your wedding day and reflects who you both are as a couple. The invitation is the first peek your guests will have to your event, so it’s really important to get it right.
2. Whether your event is chic, rustic, traditional or laid back you can still add some fun to your invites. These days it’s OK to think outside the box. Get them talking! A great way to achieve this is to get your invitations custom designed.
3. If you can, go for a bit of luxury by perhaps choosing envelope liners or carrying your design onto the envelope either by printing directly or using labels. Using a calligrapher is another great touch. For the invites themselves, duplex mounting (process of thickening by adhering card together) is a great way to create the ultimate luxe effect.
4. Going for pre-designed invitations doesn’t mean you are limited to what you see on-line, ask about changing colours or wording that will work for you and your day.
5. It’s worth ordering extra invitations and items in-case of last minute guests and surprises, mistakes or if invites get lost in the post . Ordering reprints at a later date can be expensive.
6. Order your stationery as early as you possibly can, especially for destination weddings. If possible invites should be sent out no later than 6-8 weeks before the wedding date. Stationery for destination weddings should be ordered and sent 5-6 months before the date. ‘Save the date’ stationery should be ordered and mailed 6 months in advance for a local wedding. and ordered and mailed 8-12 months for destination weddings. If your wedding is booked on a public holiday your invites should be sent a month earlier than the times suggested. If using a calligrapher you should add an additional 2-3 weeks.
7. Remember to count couples and families (with children under 16 ) as one invite. Don’t make the mistake of ordering as many invites as there are guests!
8. It’s wise to always weigh & size one of your sealed invitations at the post office rather than guess the postage. You don’t want the embarrassment of your guests having to pick the invitation up at the post office and then having to pay for the extra postage and handling fee! Cringe.
Thanks so much Louisa! Make sure to check out the Denote Stationery website for more info.