One of the most personal and important choices you will make when planning your wedding is your wedding invitation. When you are distracted and dazzled by all of the other happenings going on around you, it is easy to lose sight of exactly what type of invitation you need to choose. This time can be extremely challenging and finding ways to “shortcut” your to do list can often times seem daunting. An option many couples are choosing today is to purchase wedding invitation kits which not only can save you a bundle, but actually make it easy for you to make your own invitations and add that personal touch to your special day.
When shopping for the perfect kits there are some things you need to keep in mind to make it a successful plan for both yourself and your guests.
1. Set aside time to shop. Yes, this may seem like a no brainer but when planning a wedding, nothing is a no-brainer. There is so much on your plate, the time seems to fly by and often things catch up to you in a way you had not planned. So it is important to mark time on your calendar to do nothing but shop for your kits. The internet offers a large array of on-line retailers who offer a large variety of choices of wedding invitation kits and many retailers such as Walmart and Target have a nice variety directly off of the shelf. There are printable kits, diy kits and some are already pre-printed and ready to go, depending on personal preference. If you go the on-line route, remember that ordering early will ensure you get your invitations in plenty of time to add your own special touches and to be sure that they fit the bill. If there is a problem or issue, you will be able to adjust and make changes without causing yourself undue stress.
2. Know your color scheme and type of affair. Once you have set aside the time, make sure you know exactly what it is you are looking for in the way of an invitation. In other words, is your wedding formal and fancy or casual? Is your color scheme pink and white or hunter green and chocolate brown? Knowing these things ahead of time will help tremendously when shopping.
3. Set aside a budget. Although wedding invitation kits are much more budget friendly than professionally printed invitations, you can still spend a pretty penny on the “extras” if you haven’t set aside a dollar amount for the invites. The whole purpose of choosing kits is usually twofold
a). You want to be involved in every aspect of the design, wording and outcome
b). You want to save money and cut costs without losing the beauty and elegance of your invitation
So knowing these 2 things are paramount to understanding exactly what it is you want to spend when starting to shop for your kits. Some things to consider when …