We have long been singing the praises of MagnetStreet– your perfect place for magnet save-the-dates, customizable wedding invitations and paper goods. We’ve shared all the cool personalization options that MagnetStreet offers along with the incredible customer service and attention to detail. Today, MagnetStreet is sharing 5 Steps to Creating Your Wedding Stationery Suite:
1. Start with Your Budget
With a typical guest list being around 130, you can quickly put a huge chuck of cash into paper. A good rule of thumb is to budget around 2-3% of your total budget for invitations. Keeping this number in mind will help you navigate through the thousands of options available. MagnetStreet offers a wide range of designs – perfect for any budget. In fact, MagnetStreet Weddings is offering their biggest sale yet! Hurry to order your wedding stationery at 35% off – now through December 1st!
2. Establish Your Vision
Your save-the-dates and invitations will reach every guest and set the stage for the entire event to come. Make sure yours captures the spirit of your wedding. Allow your wedding venue to help inform your choices. A beach or lakefront ceremony could inspire a more colorful palette with modern or whimsical fonts. On the other hand, if you are planning a black-tie affair your invitation will read more traditional. Current color trends are navy, eggplant, black, classic grey and white.
3. Learn the Language
If you aren’t familiar with the language of printing you may find it all a bit confusing. Here’s a quick guide to the different printing techniques you will run into as you create your wedding stationery suite.
Letterpress: printing from a hard metal with raised type. Under pressure, this leaves deep impressions on the surface. while this process can be pricey, it creates a one-of-a-kind look that is truly special.
Engraving: a design is etched into a plate, block, or other surface and filled with ink. When the paper is pushed into the plate it produces a raised, crisp type. Often the most expensive technique and still preferred for black-tie affairs.
Thermography : a printing technique in which a wet ink image is fused by heat or infrared radiation with a resinous powder to produce a raised impression. This process will garner a similar look to engraving at about half the cost.
Flat Printing: offset and digital techniques. In expensive, flexible and informal this method will be smooth on your paper.
4. Get Your Senses Involved
Until today you may not have thought much about paper. So it may surprise you to see that there are really a lot of options out there. The best thing to do is get it in your hands. Feel the weight of it. MagnetStreet offers four notable paper types to fall in love with. Each luxurious paper has a unique look and feel and you’ll love being about to order free samples to check out at home.
5. Order Your Stationery
You should plan to order around 10 percent more than your guest list to make room for changes or damages that could occur when you are stuffing envelopes. This will also ensure you have a few leftovers for keepsakes. Save-the-dates can be sent anywhere within a year of the event but are typically sent four to six months in advance. Remember, if you are having a destination wedding or a wedding near a holiday to send sooner rather than later. You’ll want to make sure you have put in your order for invitations at least three months before your wedding. This will allow enough time for your invitations to be printed, assembled and addressed. You’ll want to make sure to have yours mailed around six to eight weeks before your wedding day. Before ordering be sure to request physical proofs. MagnetStreet has a great program called Just One. Just One allows you to order a single Save the Date, Wedding Invitation, or Wedding Program— ?fully personalized, printed, and shipped right to your door! Feel confident that your design is THE ONE by seeing your own colors, photos, and fonts in person.
Receive 35% off your wedding stationery suite now through December 1st. Hurry over to MagnetStreet to take advantage of their biggest sale ever!