A great logo can really help make your stationery look good, and is also very helpful for other parts of your business, such as on your business cards or website.
So make sure you don’t skimp on the branding/logo for your business. It’s tempting to do it yourself to save money but if you end up with an amateurish result you will only lose customers in the long run because they will think that everything you do is amateurish, even if this isn’t true. So make sure you go to the professionals.
Who should you choose to do it
You could get a logo done very cheaply on Fiverr but there is no guarantee at all that the quality will be any good. You are probably better off finding a reputable graphic design company to do it. Ideally it would be a good to get a recommendation from someone. Here’s some of the logos of companies that we’ve worked with that we particularly like – http://www.giantowl.co.uk/ and bestshoestips.com
If you contact us we can give you the names of some of the graphic design companies that we have worked with in the past.
You want your wedding stationery to have as good an impact as you can because it’s your guests first experience in the wedding, and sets the scene for the experience that they are to have.
There is a very wide choice of wedding invitations available, so how should you choose?
The first thing to avoid is sending emails. Even though it’s our primary way of communicating by word these days it’s still not acceptable to send a wedding invitation by email – tradition still rules – so don’t be impolite by doing this.
Pick the right design for you
There is a huge choice of wedding invitations so how can you narrow it down.
Well firstly you can pick a theme. If you are having a very modern wedding you should have modern invitations, probably in a san serif font. If you are having a traditional wedding you should choose a traditional more old-fashioned serif font and traditional paper.
Look for ideas for your invitation from wedding magazines from the internet on sites such as pinterest – here are some examples.
Next ask for some samples to be sent to you by the printers or designers that you decide to choose. This gives you a chance to check the quality, it can be hard to tell this in a brochure or on screen.
Wedding invitations can be pricey so it’s important to keep a close eye on costs. Some places have a price per card with extras included but others have one price for the card then you have to add on the costs of envelopes and the personalization of the card on top of this. So look at what you’re getting
If you want to save money you can easily send out your own invitations.
Check check check
Make sure you triple check all the details on the invitation – exactly where the guests should go and at what time. Make sure everything can be clearly read and is not ambiguous in any way. Here’s what you should have on the card
- Your names