FIVE questions you NEED to ask yourself before picking out your wedding invitations! (and why!)

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Open notebook ready to jot down wedding invitation ideas!

So, what makes me think I know how to help you? Well, as some of you reading may know, I used to be the Custom Printing Specialist for Papyrus in Montreal. I would work with vendors such as Crane, Vera Wang, William Arthur, and Carlson Craft.

Because of this, I've been able to work with a ton of brides (and grooms!) helping them craft the perfect paper touches for their special day. I would sit with these clients, for sometimes hours, getting to know them and trying to understand their vision for their perfect day.

These are some questions I would ask my clients:

- Have you picked a date yet?

- Where is the ceremony? Where is the reception?

- How many guests are you inviting?

- Have you worked out a budget yet?

- Are you planning a traditional wedding or is there a theme?

Why are these questions important?

1. Invitations sets the stage for what guests are to expect at your wedding!

2. Depending on how they answered I would be able to get an idea what brand and I should show them and how many pieces of stationary they would potentially need before, during, and after the wedding day.

Have you picked a date yet?

This lets me know what kind of timeline we're looking at, and can give me a hint to a potential color theme depending on the month they're getting married.

Where is the ceremony? Where is the reception?

I would ask this because if the ceremony and reception were at the same location, usually you can get away with have all of the information on the same card. If the were at different locations, I would always suggest getting a separate reception card to go with the invitation because I wouldn't want to invitation card to feel cramped.