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Invitation 101

A complete guide to Invitations

The old addage goes: the first impression lasts. The invitation is the first glimpse of an event, be it a wedding, debut, baptism, birthday or any social gathering. It tells your guests how formal, classy or quirky the occassion will be.

“How and where do we start?” is a question that’s probably running in your minds. With all the possibilites in look, colors, paper and print processes, creating your invite can be a challenge, especially if you want something one-of-a-kind that will show off your unique personality. That’s where this primer comes in; it was made so the invite creation process can be as smooth, memorable and enjoyable as possible for you.


Whether you want to draw inspiration from an existing design or you want to start form scratch with a novel concept, this will provide you with everything you need to know to speak the language of customized invitaitions.

When you find yourself getting overwhelmed with a variety of options, step back and ask yourself these questions:

1. Will it express my/our personalities?
2. Will it communicate the tone of our celebration?
3. Will it fit our budget for invitations? After orienting yourself with all the basics of customized invitations, you’ll be able to consult with your stationer with full confidence, certainty and clarity.

Read on and find out more about how to get the perfect invitation for your event.