Blue Ribbon Invitations
My husband and I met with Denise and were quite frustrated with the invitation process. Each store we went into basically gave us a book and said look through it and when you find what you like or want to order let us know. Hello people...you're a salesperson trying to sell us invitations...we needed suggestions and direction. Many of the stores we went to carried exactly what Denise carries, but she was the only person who sat down with us and went over all kinds of invites until she narrowed it down to the style we liked. Our invitations were stunning and thanks to her time, effort and sales skills she had our business. She also does other types of invites and holiday cards which I ordered through her for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you want one on one invite advice make an appointment with Denise.
I got my wedding invitations from them and they were great. They were unique and fit my wedding just right. I was happy with the service also.
With Blue Ribbon Invitations, you'll receive personal attention and guidance unmatched by larger invitation and stationery stores. We offer a free consultation for clients to come in and see designs and ask questions. We meet with clients by appointment only so they have our undivided attention. Clients receive a detailed proposal before your order is placed so there are no surprises and to keep your order on track. Your order is managed from start to finish.
We are located in San Diego, California and work with brides and couples locally as well as throughout the United States. Please contact us soon and let us know how we may be able to help you.
It’s the day you’ve dreamed about for years and have planned for several months – your wedding. Now it’s time to invite your family and friends to attend one of the most important events of your life. Working with an invitation designer can help you in many ways, from reviewing and recommending designs, assisting with wording, and ensuring that your order is on time and within budget. But how do you begin? Here are four simple things to help you prepare for your initial meeting with an invitation designer:
What’s your vision? Inspiration comes from just about anywhere. Pictures, poems, song lyrics, flowers, and themes may guide your selection process. Colors can be a dominant feature or an accent, incorporated into the paper, ink and design selections. It will be important to have some ideas to discuss at your meeting, that will help guide your review and ultimately the selection of your ensemble.
What do you want to say? While you may not have the exact words and content ready to go for the invitation, you will want to have an idea of what information you would like to communicate to guests. For example, on the RSVP card, will you need to collect meal choices or guest count? Do you need separate cards for hotel options and/or directions? The amount of content that you would like to include will directly affect the designs available to you. Your invitation designer can research and answer your etiquette questions, and help you write the content for the pieces of your invitation ensemble.
What’s your budget? Often brides don’t know how much they want to spend on invitations until after they meet with an invitations specialist. However, you can determine a range for your budget prior to your meeting. How much are you willing to spend on the entire ensemble, which will include the printing all of the pieces? A common range is between $3 to $7 each. Prices are calculated by several factors, such as quantity, enclosures, and design. Understanding this range will also help you determine what designs and customizations may be considered to create the invitation you anticipate.
How many do you need? At your first meeting, you may not know the exact quantity, however, it’s encouraged to have your guest list just about finalized. Typically, an invitation is sent to one household or family unit, rather than one for each guest. Invitations are usually sold in quantities of 25. The more invitations ordered, the lower the price per ensemble. You may also want to think about ordering extra invitations, for late additions to the list or if there are any addressing mishaps.
Answers to these questions will help prepare you for a successful start in the invitation selection process, and alleviate any stress or surprises as your order is created and prepared.
About the Author
Denise Scatena is the founder of Blue Ribbon Invitations, an invitations and announcement provider in San Diego, California. We carry beautiful designs at an affordable price. We meet with clients by appointment and offer personal attention to our clients. Visit our web site for more information at http://www.blueribbonsandiego.com.
Article copyright date July 5, 2009.
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