How to Order Bespoke Invitations

Don't let the word bespoke make you panic. It doesn't have to be stressful and it doesn't have to cost the earth.

Have you searched and searched for a wedding invitation design but can't quite find that one that has everything you need? If this is the case, then bespoke is definitely the option for you. With bespoke wedding stationery the possibilities are endless, and you'll be able to achieve the final look you're going for.

So, how do you go about ordering a bespoke invitation? I'll help you out...

1. Find a wedding stationer

This may be the most difficult part for you. Finding a wedding stationer might sound simple, there are thousands to choose from afterall, but you need to make sure you find one that you connect with.

When you're looking for something specific and unique, you need someone who understands your needs and can help you achieve them. Take a look at wedding websites to see their current pre-designed ranges. If you like the over all look and feel of their work, their website, their socials, then pop them over a message. Just send a brief message with a few details, there's no need to let them know all the finer points just yet.

2. Send over your ideas

So, you have an idea, brilliant! Now you need to make sure that your designer understands your ideas. Once you have made initial contact, and if you feel that you might work well together, send them over more details. Send them ALL the details. Send a file containing any images that you have sourced, any sketches that you have made, send them a link to your Pinterest Board if you have one.

Your designer can't read your mind. Don't be afraid to be specific, the more details the better. 

3. Decide if you want to proceed

Your designer will look at your ideas, talk them through with you (via email or phone) and make any suggestions that they feel would benefit the invitation. They'll also discuss options with you so that you can ensure it fits within your bugdet.

At this point your designer will send you over a quote for the work. This does not commit you to order. If you find the price too expensive discuss with your designer if there are different options. A word of warning - do not ask if they can offer the product cheaper. Wedding invitations are expensive, and most of the cost goes on printing. Nine times out of ten your designer will be offering you the best price that they possibly can.

4. Designing your invitations

Eeeek, this is the exciting bit. Your designer will work up a first draft design for you, incorporating all the points you have requested. This will then be sent to you in a PDF format for you to review. Take your time and see if it is what you expected (if you sent over enough details then it should be almost perfect). Let your designer know if you require any alterations at all - maybe the rewording of a section, a slightly bluer flower or the addition of something else. Don't be afraid to ask.

5. But bespoke is too expensive

Yes, a bespoke design will be a little more expensive than pre-designed sets, but remember it takes time to design these and they will be exclusive to your special day. All bespoke designs will be priced individually because every order is different and there are so many variables. But we're not talking hundreds of pounds more. Get in touch and ask the question, you might be suprised! And we are always here to help.

Happy Wedding Planning x



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