Battling with whether to hire an artist for your wedding invitations? If you find yourself in one of the below categories, find yourself a stationery designer with a portfolio you love.
Wedding planning a is taking over your life.
–and it’s not as fun as you thought. Between a global pandemic and all the decisions, planning your wedding is taking SO much more than you thought. You’re spending hours trying to source design inspiration, scrolling pages and pages of content and not seeing anything that fits quite right. Even if you are working with a planner, and have ideas of what you like, you’re not sure how to mesh them together. A designer can look at your inspiration objectively and find common elements to use for your wedding invitations and a launching pad for the design for the rest of your day.
You care (a lot) about first impressions.
Save the dates and wedding invitations are the first peek family and friends get of your wedding. You understand a lot is communicated through your wedding invitations beyond just the time, date and place. An invitation designer can help you select the type of paper, wording, and invitation format that fits your unique situation. They can also help you compile your guest addresses (and format and print them for you!) and guide you through ideas on enhancements to elevate your suite to make sure your guests get just as excited opening your wedding invitations as you are!
You love generational keepsakes.
If you’re the one flipping nostalgically through your grandparents wedding albums and want to create something your own grandchildren will treasure, a custom invitation with an artist is a great fit. A one of a kind design that was commissioned for you will be treasured for generations. Imagine how your family will feel when they receive a piece that perfectly encapsulates your love and all the details that make your story special.
You want to support the personal touch of a small business.
There is one thing artists like myself offer to their clients that no mass production printer will ever be able to match–the personal investment your artist has in your happiness. Small businesses are built on referrals and personal recommendations and so nothing makes us happier to have a happy client who shares our business with their circle.
Personally, I take great joy in finding ways to make sure my couples know how important their business is to me and make them feel special–because they are. I will always be my client’s advocate, many even ask me for advice years after we’ve wrapped up projects together.
Which of these are you? Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments!