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>> Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Finding the right wedding invitations can be overwhelming with all of the choices out there. So where do you begin?

1:: I recommend that you think about your wedding style: is it black-tie formal, rustic & homespun, urban sophisticate, or a combination?

2:: Where will your wedding ceremony & reception be held? These two answers will help you to narrow down your choices. If you're having an at home, casual wedding then engraved formal invitations won't really convey the feeling and spirit of your wedding to your guests. Similarly a whimsical set wouldn't quite suit a black-tie affair.

3:: What is your wedding budget?

Engraving & Letterpress are exquisite printing styles but they aren't the most budget friendly options. Thermography is a terrific alternative if you have your heart set on engraving but need a deal. Lastly we have one of my favorite options - flat printing. I love flat printing because while saving money from the other printing types couples are able to add embellishments like pockets, additional inserts, ribbon accents and more all while saving money over the higher end printing types. It's the best of both worlds!

4:: Once you know the answers to these questions you will have much more luck in narrowing down your selections. Then you have to start thinking about wording... needs ideas? Check out the FAQ section of my invitation website for suggested wording etiquette.(Link: http://www.jennifercarrolldesigns.com/faqs.htm)

I wish you all the best of luck as you find your perfect wedding invitation!!

Happy Planning!

Jennifer Carroll

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