The Case for Custom: 5 Reasons to Hire a Stationer
If you’ve started the search for your wedding invitations, you know the feeling: the glazed over look in your eyes after scrolling through pages and pages of wedding invitations; the exasperation you feel as everything on Pinterest starts to blur together and look generic. Browsing through endless tired calligraphy typefaces and overused motifs can make you feel like there’s nothing new under the sun and you’ll never find an invitation that feels right for you.
Close out of all of those open tabs! You know you don't really want any of those been-there-done-that designs. You want something fresh, unique, and drop-dead-gorgeous. Something decidedly, uniquely you. And I promise you, it's not hiding on page 57 of that invitation gallery that lets you change the text and maybe the typefaces and colors, if you’re lucky.
There's a better way.
Every invitation suite I create is built custom for you, from your inspiration, your ideas, your #weddinggoals, and your personality. I’m all about drawing out those special little details that make you you, and bringing them to life on paper.
When you imagine your wedding attire, your floral arrangements, and your centerpieces, you probably didn’t dream of having it look exactly like something you've already seen. You want your wedding day to be unique, reflect you as a couple, and be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration your friends and family will talk about for months (and years) to come! So why would you invite your loved ones to join you at this incredible event with a printable, pre-designed invitation?
IT’S MORE THAN JUST AN INVITATION.
There’s more to hiring a custom stationer than just getting a unique wedding invitation. Your own personal stationer can help you put together the wedding paper (or, you know, acrylic, metal, wood...) you’ve been dreaming of down to the smallest details. I’m here to take your amazing ideas and turn them into invitations you absolutely love and cherish for years to come. Whether you're planning a destination wedding, a three-day weekend event, or combining cultural traditions, a customer stationer is the way to go. I’ll make sure the important details are conveyed to your guests with impeccable style that fits right in with that crazy amazing theme you’re working on. We'll work together to craft a cohesive and branded experience that you and your guests will love.
EXPERT ADVICE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
Not sure what should go on your details card? Lost when it comes to addressing envelopes? What about postage? I’ve got you! From etiquette and wording to your mailing timeline and printing methods, I'm here to take the stress out of the process for you. I’ll guide you through the design and printing processes, and make sure you’ve got all the right information to make the best decisions for your unique situation.
IT’S A RELATIONSHIP, NOT A TRANSACTION.
The level of service you’ll get from a custom stationer is something those big invitation companies can never dream of offering. Working with you to create exactly what you want is my specialty. You’ll get to be completely hands on without the hassle and time of taking on every nitty-gritty detail yourself. I’m here to get to know you, to learn about what’s important to you, and to give you an experience that relieves your stress instead of adding to it. I won’t name names, but do you think that giant invitation company you’ve been perusing online will do that?
EVERY DETAIL WILL BE JUST RIGHT.
It's your wedding, so of course you care about the details (including the ones we all know you shouldn’t stress about). It's a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you want it to be perfect. I’m right there with you. You want to create an invitation inspired by your grandmother's brooch — I’m on it. You need to match the exact color of the groom's tie — no problem. You want a custom monogram that incorporates little details from your life together — I’m with you. From a monogram, to custom graphics or patterns – the sky’s the limit! I’m passionate about getting it right and won't stop until you're happy.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT.
With completely personalized stationery, there’s no end to what you can customize. Want a coordinating custom map that shows local spots that are significant to you? Done deal! Need programs, place cards, day of signage, table numbers, and a menu that all fit your wedding’s style without just being a repeated design on different card sizes? I’ve got you. And after the wedding’s over, if you find yourself wanting some coordinating thank you cards or a commemorative print of your vows to hang in your house, I’ll be there for you then, too.
Your wedding is such an important day: the start of a new chapter in your love story, and the beginning of a beautiful life-long journey together. And it should be marked by paper goods that reflect this significance - you don't want your invitation suite to be just another throwaway piece of mail. So walk away from Pinterest, close out of all of those online invitation store tabs, and trust a custom stationery designer to make sure your invitation is the perfect reflection of you.