The question was popped and you said yes. After a few days of pure elation, your mind has already started to turn towards your first big task that you need to accomplish to pull off your wedding. We realize that you probably have had no experience working on wedding invitations or trying to find a wedding invitation professional. We must tell you that the invitation world involves somewhat of a learning curve. There is a whole list of vocabulary words that you will need to become familiar with. And if you truly want your invitations to be something very special, you will have to search for and find a wedding invitation professional who can help you with the myriad of choices involved and with the design of the invitations. You might be wondering what is the best way to go about searching for and finding quality invitation designers. Well, we can help you with that. Pay close attention to this guide and let it lead you to some candidates to talk to as well as the process you need to go through to figure out who would be the perfect candidate for your invitation needs.
There are a few different ways to find some quality candidates to check out. Your first step should be to tap into the power of the world wide web. But don't neglect the knowledge of your wedding vendors who you already have a relationship with. And last but certainly not least, your family, friends and coworkers might have a recommendation for you as well. Once you have at least 3 to 5 candidates to look into, call up each one and ask them for a date and time that you could sit down and talk about what they do and what you need done and whether the two might be able to come together.
At each interview, find out how long they have been in business. Keep in mind that it takes time to know the business and you want a seasoned professional who has already learned from their mistakes. You do not want to even consider a newbie for your needs. Where did they learn how to be a designer. Talk about your budget. Do they think that they can work within it? Find out if they outsource their printing. If they do, it can save you a bit. On the other hand, if they do their printing in-house you will receive your invitations quicker. Do they offer custom designs and template designs. A template design will be less expensive but it is not created specifically for you. Have them show you various options for paper, colors, fonts, and ink. What are your options in terms of adding pictures or graphics? Would it be alright to add something that is nostalgic. What kind of design and print packages do they offer? If you order all of your printing needs from them, will you receive a discount? This is also a great idea because it will give you a consistent look. If time is of the essence, ask how long it will take to receive your order. Do they accept rush orders? Will they assemble the various pieces of your invitation? If they say yes, we encourage you to think seriously about using this service. Will you have a chance to look at a proof before printing. Insist on this. Have a friend look at them with you because you might miss something they won't.