Just Got Engaged? 3 Things You Want To Know About Wedding Invitations ASAP!

You just got engaged…CONGRATS! Now comes all the wedding planning…and we’re here to help! Your to-do list can be daunting…the perfect wedding dress, your dream venue, a three-tier cake…it goes on and on. At Anna Howe Design, you can leave your stationery up to us! In this blog post, we will discuss the top 3 things you want to know about wedding invitations ASAP after getting engaged.

Custom Design, Online Templates, or DIY?

Gonna go ahead and throw this out there: we think everyone should work with a stationer to custom design their invitations and day-of paper goods. Okay, okay that mayyyy be a little biased and there are other options that could be better suited for you. But how do you decide? First, check out this post “3 Signs Custom Wedding Invitations Are For You” where we even outline some reasons why custom design may not be for you. If you still aren’t sure – reach out! We can help you decide if we’re the perfect match or not.

Start ASAP! 

Following traditional etiquette rules, save the dates should go out three to four months ahead of the wedding, however if guests are spread out far and wide or you’re having a destination wedding, no one will complain about having extra time to plan. If you’re opting for custom invitations, you’ll need to build in at least a month for design, proofing, and production (more if you decide on a specialized print method like letterpress or foil stamping). Basically, there’s no such thing as too much notice. Start early to avoid unnecessary stress at crunch time.

Know the answers to These 3 Questions:

What is your invitation count? Remember – this number is not your guest list count, but how many households you will need to send invitations to! An estimate is okay at this point if you’re working with us – we just need a number to base your proposal on.

What print method do you prefer?  At AHD, we specialize in digital printing ($), Letterpress ($$), Foil Stamping ($$). Each method offers a unique look and feel. Not sure which is right for you? That’s okay! We can help guide you to the right choice as long as you’re ready to talk about your budget and your vibe.

Do you want any embellishments? Many people already know they can’t live without details like envelope liners, wax seals, ribbon, etc. Embellishments are the perfect touch to tie in a certain color, coordinate with your overall wedding theme, or just add a touch of luxury that leaves your guests in awe when they open the envelope.

Experience the Anna Howe Design Difference

If you feel overwhelmed by the choice of wraps for your invitation suite, we have good news: we’re here to help! With so much already on your plate in the wedding planning process, we exist to take the stress of design, timeline, etiquette, and production of your save the dates, invitations, and day-of paper goods off the table. AHD clients get one-on-one access to a designer to hold your hand through every step of the process as well as unlimited proofs until every single detail is perfect! If this sounds like something you’d be into, we’d love to hear from you! Fill out the form here to get started today!

Ready to work together on your dream invitations?

The first step is to fill out the inquiry form. You’ll get a no-strings-attached estimate back within 3 business days!

Hey, I’m Anna!

I’m a wedding stationer with a passion for all things crafty. Whether you’re a bride looking for info on invitations or a mom looking for crafts for your kids (or let’s be real here, for yourself), I’m glad you’re here! Check out all the other ways to follow along below.

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