How to Make a Great Wedding Invitation

No, this is not a DIY guide on how to make your own wedding invitation. That would be for another blog post. This is something better! If you’re like most people who don’t know what to do or write in a wedding invitation, or where to begin then please, I beg you, read on! Let me share with you what makes a great wedding invitation and how to make it memorable. After all, here in the Philippines, you only get married once! (at least for us peasants who cant afford an annulment. LOL)

Okay, so let’s dissect the mystery that is wedding invitation. What would set you apart? How do you make your wedding invitation amazing? Something worth keeping! Have you heard about an invitation suite? No? Okay, let me explain.

The usual wedding invitation comes in a beautiful envelope with an even more beautiful stationery inside with the invitation wordings and sometimes details like the entourage and even the principal sponsors. That’s that. But for those who wants to go the extra mile, a great invitation usually consist of a save the date card, the invitation itself, a confirmation or response card and a thank you card- that is called an invitation suite.

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No, you don’t give out all these in one go. But suppliers or invitation makers sends the suite as a package to the couple. You might say, these invitations suites are only for those who can afford. But that’s where you’re wrong! Invitation suites can be as low as 65 up to 300 or 500/ suite. It’s the cost of the material and intricacy of the paper work and type of print that will dictate the price of your invitation.

I will share a detailed description of each content in an invitation suite on a next post but don’t forget that invitations doesn’t have to be expensive. You just have to be imaginative and crafty! If you’re not, well, leave it to the professionals who have the heart to make their clients happy even at a little profit. Where can you find that supplier? Blush and Bliss of course!

We make sure your happiness is our top priority.. we don’t mind how little we get. As long as our clients are happy, we will continue to make invitations and souvenirs and whatever our clients pleases.

 

 

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What Makes a Great Wedding Invitation

Deciding  on your wedding invitation can be daunting to some couples, especially those who are working “alone” because the partner just doesn’t care much or simply trusts your taste. It’s also heavy on couples who are undecided on their wedding theme or those on a budget and would love to do a DIY invitation. But what makes a great wedding invitation? Does it have to be really expensive or impressive?

I say NOT. But it should serve its purpose…to make your guests want to share your milestone as a couple and make them remember that moment through your invitation.

Lucky for you, we’re here to hash out and simplify what would make a great wedding invitation without breaking the bank! After all, your wedding invitation will set the tone for your wedding day!

  1. If you are undecided, we suggest you go to the basics. I’m saying white, elegant, ecru with matte gold accents. You can never goo wrong with this. Just don’t overdo the gold. DIY4
  2. Make sure your invitation has the essential details- If you’r trying to save on cost, these basic details would do. Especially if you have a small intimate wedding.
    1. Names of the bride and groom
    2. Names of the hosts (traditionally, the parents of the bride)
    3. Ceremony date, day of week, time and location
  3. In this time and age, we have the internet to take advantage when it comes to getting inspirations for designs. You can visit etsy or pinterest for fabulous ideas!
  4. Another way to make a great wedding invitation is to use an intricately made pocket or envelope where you can place your inserts with the wedding details and entourage if you want. This can be expensive if you give an invite to everyone on your guest list but we suggest you opt to give to VIPs and those who are faraway to make them feel special and wanted. _MG_7450
  5.  If you have time, a DIY wedding invitation is worth doing. Not only would you have total control of what you want to do, it would definitely save you on cost plus you get a sense of pride and fulfillment once you’re done! Here are a few links you can use as guide. Click on the numbers for the links. 1 2 3 4 5
  6. Of course, if you don’t want the hassle of making wedding invitations, you can always source it out to suppliers who truly cares about their clients. I can name a few but why go far when you can always get it from us? 🙂

There you go, those are just simple tips that I hope helped you out no matter how small.

From Dream to Reality

I’ve been doing doing my handmade jewelry business for a while now and very slowly I’m making progress with the help of my friends and family. Recently though, I realized I really want to get into the wedding industry. So I started making small things like personalized cords, combs then personalized hangers and bridal entourage jewelry. It was nice and all but I felt I needed to do something more.

Then came an oldDried-Rose-Wedding-Bands-and-Pearls-600x375 acquaintance whom I met in a jewelry class. She’s been doing personalized invitations and jewelry too. I was curious how she was able to create such intricately detailed invitations that I pondered, how can I get into that business? Long story short, I befriended that acquaintance and started talking to her about doing a partnership. She was also interested doing it. It took us a while though to finally sit down and talk about it but we made it! It was all a blur. Once day we were talking in a coffee shop, the next day we were already meeting wedding planners and getting orders! Whew!!

We’re still in our birthing stage so it’s still all trial and error but we’re already working on making a system for us to work because we’re the business at our own homes and connected via mobile and internet!

Hopefully, things start to pick up soon so we can fully realize our dreams…

Xo,

Sheela