Handcrafted wedding invitations are a gorgeous option, especially for brides and grooms who want their guests to feel special. This does not mean you must make them yourself, of course, and buying handcrafted invitations is the perfect solution – you get the artsy, meaningful look with none of the work. What should you look out for when choosing your wedding invitations?
Reviews/word of mouth
Look through reviews to find a great invitation maker. This does not just mean the reviews on their own website, unless they display reviews from a third party. Use wedding forums to ask whether anyone recommends someone and speak to family and friends.
Be careful of fake ‘handmade’
There will always be some companies trying to sell you a ‘handmade’ product that simply has not been handcrafted. Look out for scams by going though reviews (as above) and asking direct questions to confirm whether they are truly making them themselves. If you are still not sure, give them a call – a true handcrafter will always have time to speak to you. Buying direct from the seller can also reduce this risk.
Feel free to ask about the materials they use to make the handmade wedding invitations to ensure they are of high quality.
Unlike pre-designed cards, handmade cards can be customised to your preferences. A good handmade invite provider should be happy to accommodate your preferences and produce invites that reflect the style of the wedding, perhaps mirroring your colour theme. You will know it is a good handmade wedding service when there are plenty of design choices and the chance to choose the colour. In addition to personalising with your own details, some handcrafters will be able to personalise for each guest.
Look out for extra services, as some wedding stationery creators will go above and beyond; for example, companies such as https://www.looneylizardcreations.co.uk/handmade-invitations/wedding-stationery/ will offer free delivery for orders of a certain size and dispatch your invitations within a specific time.
Essentially, have a good look though their website and get a feel for their services before you decide. You will know you have found the right handcrafter when everything adds up. Having carefully chosen your handmade invitations, you can think about other handmade wedding stationery, such as place cards and the order of service.