WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Invitations   
Best Wedding Invitation Advice from an International Stationery Expert Attila Vermes, acclaimed wedding stationery designer
and craftsman based in Melbourne, Australia presents his top 5 tips to enjoy a stress-free invitation process for our beloved
Long Island bridal community.

1. Think of wedding invitations as the ‘prequel’ to your big day
The process of designing wedding cards, whether semi customized or fully customized, allows the couple to narrow down their preferences for on-the-day attire, visual signage, table decorations and more. Choosing the details that will appear on their wedding stationery such as paper stock, fonts, colors, monograms, embellishments and more will give the upcoming event its own style. It is a process that really ‘shapes’ the day and adds to the excitement for the couple and their dear guests. 

2. Start early and stay openminded
There is more on offer in modern wedding stationery print techniques and design than newly engaged couples can imagine. Such advancements make it possible to reflect the wedding couple’s identity through elegant, stunning stationery. 

Beginning as early as possible will enable the couple to do research on the diverse options, such as hot foil press, letterpress, blind embossing, white ink printing and other specialty print techniques to find the one that appeals to their taste and budget. It may be that initial ideas transform as brides and grooms move through the design stages with assistance from their chosen invitation studio. 

3. Professional advice is usually worth listening to
Crafting high quality print invites and custom cards is indeed an artform. If couples have their hearts set on a beautiful product, worthy of keeping as a memento of their special day, it pays to listen to their designer. Various combinations of print techniques, paper types and design details need to complement each other to get the best results.

4. Dodge the most common stress triggers of stationery ordering
Time and time again, enthusiastic couples find themselves under pressure during the invitation design process. The three main triggers are:

Budgeting and cost blow outs
. Often there are multiple ways to achieve a certain look. It is best to discuss, and get in writing, cost expectations with your designer at the outset. Do your invitations include the envelope? How much extra will it cost to add special details? Take their advice into consideration before moving forward and know your options.

Design issues. Couples are often so swept up in the array of wedding planning tasks that they rush through the invitation design process, only to be met with dissatisfaction. To avoid stress, spend extra time confirming all aspects of the final draft, focus on each element and ask all the right questions before locking in the design. If possible, insist on a mock-up or physical proof. This will save angst as the big day gets closer. 

Lack of accountability from your invitation seller. Unless a couple seeks the help of a full-scale designer and print studio, many companies outsource suppliers to produce your dream invites. This can lead to time lapses and uncertainty from the main contact person. If a couple is wanting premium wedding stationery it is worthwhile finding a studio that offers end-to-end in-house services for complete accountability and peace of mind. 

5. The trends of 2022 are not the most pricey
‘Understated elegance’ is the current trend and is likely to continue for 2022 and 2023 weddings in most forward-thinking cities around the world. Achieving more with less is the key. Minimal, classy design. This could mean, one feature monogram of the couple’s name in hot foil stamping. Perhaps, a laser die cut feature, heavyweight paper with blind embossing, or even a unique shape invite card such as an arch. Many modern stationery trends can be achieved for a lot less than couples think.

Most importantly, have fun with this design experience. After all, sharing your news in print is one of life’s biggest joys. 

For the most practical information on ordering your wedding invitations, download your free copy of Giant Invitations Ultimate Wedding Invitations Print Guide e-book hereJam-packed with essential facts, identifiable designer pitfalls, and industry-standard ‘cost cheat sheets’, this free e-book will save you weeks of research time and slash your budget in half.
 
Visit longislandbrideandgrom.com your ultimate wedding resource for planning a wedding on Long Island. 
 

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Best Wedding Invitation Advice from an International Stationery Expert Attila Vermes, acclaimed wedding stationery designer
and craftsman based in Melbourne, Australia presents his top 5 tips to enjoy a stress-free invitation process for our beloved
Long Island bridal community.

1. Think of wedding invitations as the ‘prequel’ to your big day
The process of designing wedding cards, whether semi customized or fully customized, allows the couple to narrow down their preferences for on-the-day attire, visual signage, table decorations and more. Choosing the details that will appear on their wedding stationery such as paper stock, fonts, colors, monograms, embellishments and more will give the upcoming event its own style. It is a process that really ‘shapes’ the day and adds to the excitement for the couple and their dear guests. 

2. Start early and stay openminded
There is more on offer in modern wedding stationery print techniques and design than newly engaged couples can imagine. Such advancements make it possible to reflect the wedding couple’s identity through elegant, stunning stationery. 

Beginning as early as possible will enable the couple to do research on the diverse options, such as hot foil press, letterpress, blind embossing, white ink printing and other specialty print techniques to find the one that appeals to their taste and budget. It may be that initial ideas transform as brides and grooms move through the design stages with assistance from their chosen invitation studio. 

3. Professional advice is usually worth listening to
Crafting high quality print invites and custom cards is indeed an artform. If couples have their hearts set on a beautiful product, worthy of keeping as a memento of their special day, it pays to listen to their designer. Various combinations of print techniques, paper types and design details need to complement each other to get the best results.

4. Dodge the most common stress triggers of stationery ordering
Time and time again, enthusiastic couples find themselves under pressure during the invitation design process. The three main triggers are:

Budgeting and cost blow outs
. Often there are multiple ways to achieve a certain look. It is best to discuss, and get in writing, cost expectations with your designer at the outset. Do your invitations include the envelope? How much extra will it cost to add special details? Take their advice into consideration before moving forward and know your options.

Design issues. Couples are often so swept up in the array of wedding planning tasks that they rush through the invitation design process, only to be met with dissatisfaction. To avoid stress, spend extra time confirming all aspects of the final draft, focus on each element and ask all the right questions before locking in the design. If possible, insist on a mock-up or physical proof. This will save angst as the big day gets closer. 

Lack of accountability from your invitation seller. Unless a couple seeks the help of a full-scale designer and print studio, many companies outsource suppliers to produce your dream invites. This can lead to time lapses and uncertainty from the main contact person. If a couple is wanting premium wedding stationery it is worthwhile finding a studio that offers end-to-end in-house services for complete accountability and peace of mind. 

5. The trends of 2022 are not the most pricey
‘Understated elegance’ is the current trend and is likely to continue for 2022 and 2023 weddings in most forward-thinking cities around the world. Achieving more with less is the key. Minimal, classy design. This could mean, one feature monogram of the couple’s name in hot foil stamping. Perhaps, a laser die cut feature, heavyweight paper with blind embossing, or even a unique shape invite card such as an arch. Many modern stationery trends can be achieved for a lot less than couples think.

Most importantly, have fun with this design experience. After all, sharing your news in print is one of life’s biggest joys. 

For the most practical information on ordering your wedding invitations, download your free copy of Giant Invitations Ultimate Wedding Invitations Print Guide e-book hereJam-packed with essential facts, identifiable designer pitfalls, and industry-standard ‘cost cheat sheets’, this free e-book will save you weeks of research time and slash your budget in half.
 
Visit longislandbrideandgrom.com your ultimate wedding resource for planning a wedding on Long Island. 
 

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