Monday, October 5

Selecting Your Invitation (Invitations 101)

Selecting Your Invitation (Invitations 101)

Your wedding or party invitation and accessories set the tone for your special event by firmly establishing your style and taste. It is the first official message about the event, which a guest will receive from you, so make it special.

If this is a wedding, begin by determining whether you and your groom want a formal, traditional or more contemporary style wedding and make your invitation selection accordingly.

The traditional invitation is elegantly simple usually in black ink printed on a heavy white or cream colored card. The card may be either flat or folded with the printing traditionally on the front. The formal couple who loves tradition will find a wide array of suitable papers, plain or variously paneled, and be able to distinguish their personal style through the large selection of beautiful typestyles.

If you choose a more contemporary invitation, you have an immense selection of exciting possibilities. Many contemporary couples love the freedom modern invitations give to tailor the invitation uniquely to their personalities. If you have a theme or color scheme in mind (Garden Tulips, Gold, Silver...) look for invitations that echo this.

Last, but not least, determine your budget. Remember to include reception cards, response sets and thank-you notes (informals) in your calculations along with additional trousseau items like place cards, table cards, menu cards and so forth.

{images of this Elegant Shimmer pocket invitation via eInvite}

Sometimes ordering online can be a little daunting, especially with something as important to your as wedding invitations. We understand that. Simply calling and chatting with Kim, Chris or another customer service person will get you started and set your mind at ease. Ordering a few samples to see the designs, feel the papers, and experience the overall feeling is really easy.

We offer
samples for most of our personalized products. If a sample is available for an item, a button titled "Send Me a Sample" is displayed on the right side of the product page—the page with a detailed description, pricing and large view of the item. Simply click this button and a sample is added to your shopping cart. You will notice a nominal fee to cover material costs and shipping via the U.S. Postal Service.
Listen to what some of our clients say:

Thank you for your terrific work and for the help of your gracious customer service providers. The invitations are beautiful and I was stunned by how quickly they were delivered. I just sent them out and have been receiving calls and compliments all week. Since my fiance and I are in different states, it was great to be able to compose and share the creation of the text online. You made the process fun, and your prices were so reasonable. I have told everyone about eInvite!
Stacey Mondschein Brooklyn, NY offers a great selection and an expansive, easy to use preview tool. Customer Service even verified a few questions by phone and faxed a free proof, which really put my mind at ease that they cared about my order!
Wendy BennettPhiladelphia, PA

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