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5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Stationer to Make Your Wedding Invitations

1. The Rules of Wedding Etiquette

     There are a lot of tricky etiquette issues that can go along with weddings and wedding invitations. Why? Well, relationships are complicated! Parents may have split, remarried, or sadly, passed away. Stationers know how to tactfully word just about any family situation. These etiquette ‘rules’ are fairly specific to weddings, so they may not necessarily be something you are familiar with, and as such, could cause an unintended gaffe.

     Further, we know how to word invitations to make it obvious just who is in invited, but in a tactful way. Rather than trying to stress over how to politely tell your mom's cousin twice-removed that she can’t bring her 7 kids and their boyfriends/girlfriends, let us do that for you through the correct wording and addressing of your invitations!  

     Instead of wasting your precious wedding planning hours trying to figure out how to word something just so, let the experts take care of it all!

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2. Design Aesthetic

     Designers know design. We know which fonts look best, what size text to use, what colours look great together and so much more. We can articulate the ideas and mood that you might struggle to put into words or to get on paper. We also know how to beautifully blend ideas in to one gorgeous, cohesive design. We can take a basic concept from you and turn it into a work of art! If you want something truly custom to your special day, a stationer is the person to do it! Many people like to keep invitations as a keepsake from your wedding, so give them something that really represents you as a couple!

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3. Time Management

     You’re busy! Dress shopping, choosing a caterer, photographer, venue, bridesmaid dresses—the list is endless! You need someone to help save you time, and possibly even money. When those generic invitations show up (from a mass market printer who offers cheap business cards) and you want to cry because you hate them and then have to start over, you will wish you had hired a stationer in the first place, and not wasted your time and money!

     Your invitations didn’t show up on time? Now you have to call your guests one by one to invite them. Who has time for that? Sure, maybe you could buy some digital file invites online and DIY, but where do you go to get them printed? How do you word everything properly? Forgot to include the ceremony time? Oops! Now you have to get them printed again, wasting time and more money!

      When you hire a stationer, you're not just the next order in the queue! We are here to help with whatever you need! You get personalized service and a professional, polished invitation for one of the biggest days of your life.

4. Elevate your Wedding

     No more boring invitations! Do you really want the same invitations that everyone buys from the craft store or an online printable that doesn’t really go with your theme or vision? A custom invitation is truly that- an invitation that reflects you, the person you can’t wait to marry, and the day of your dreams! Your theme can be carried out through your stationery, from your Save the Date Cards to your “Day of” stationery, such as menus and table numbers. Having a really customized wedding? Think of your wedding invitations as a 'sneak peek' of your wedding day.  Set the scene for your big day- your invitations tell your guests what to expect ahead of time. High quality paper and careful, well-planned design speaks volumes.

     Let’s be real-you just might find that you even get nicer gifts because your guests will know before they arrive that your bash is going to be seriously swanky! Stationers can vary their techniques based on your budget, so you don't need to break the bank- you can get the design you love at different price points. If you have large budget, then you can always add techniques such as letterpress or foil to really make them stand out! 

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5. Quality Control (aka You Get What you Pay For!)

     When you don’t work with a professional, you don’t really know what you are going to get. Inferior print techniques, low-quality paper, or items you forgot to include can be disastrous! We know what to include, when to include it and most importantly, how to include it! We have experience working with brides (and grooms!) such as yourself. Yes, it is going to cost more than a DIY, but the value we add to the process is worth it! We have experience in both design and print, so you don’t need to worry about bleed and crop marks, CMYK colour vs RBG, Pantone swatches, vector graphics, design software, and all of the other things that go along with design work, not to mention all of the tricky wedding etiquette that I touched on earlier. 

     At Liz Kotsamanes Designs, we communicate with you throughout the process to make sure that your custom design is everything you envisioned and more. Plus, a stationer can assemble, address, and even mail your invitations for you! Who wouldn’t want to have one less task on their Wedding To Do list?

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     Ultimately, weddings are expensive- there is no denying it. As the person getting married, the choices are really up to you- the things that you value the most will be the ones that you spend the most time and money on, without a doubt. You may not have realized the value of a good stationer working for you when you were first starting the planning process, but it isn’t too late! A stationer can bring your wedding from ordinary to extraordinary!

If you have any questions or are interested in some custom wedding stationery for your event, contact Liz Kotsamanes Designs Luxury Wedding and Event Stationery here.