Why invitations are so relevant

The Invitation (or the save the date) is the first glimpse your guests will ever have of your wedding. It presents the style and tone for your BIG day – an occasion to be remembered forever!

One of our favorite quotes from The Grits Guide to Life tells a vision for a Southern themed wedding, “I wanted to tie in the Southern things that were special to me. I wanted the Spanish moss, the moonlight, the magnolias, the dripping heat of the South, and all of the traditions and customs that I’ve grown up with,” said Kathy Styll, while planning.

Whether it’s a Southern themed wedding or a black-tie modern affair, the invitation tells a story of an event you have dreamed about your entire life. It also gives guests an inside look into everything you are planning for the BIG day…This is why customization plays a BIG ROLE in selecting the perfect invitation – it’s a representation of two families coming together as one!

Here are some tips to consider in the process:

Do not rush: Allow yourself to get acquainted with what the general market offers along with a budget.

  • Don’t do it alone: Have a special family member, friend, or wedding consultant help you define your vision and join you for consultations.

  • Customization: The design tells the story, so it needs to be well thought out – bringing your distinct personalities as individuals into one style as a couple.

  • QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY: Learn about the different processes in printing and choices in paper. These two factors will be responsible for adding that special final touch to your vision every single time!

  • Processes to consider in printing: digital, letterpress, emboss/deboss, die cutting and foils

  • Qualities to consider in paper: thickness, brilliance, textures

This might already feel like an overwhelming process and often is without the proper guidance. Here, at The Calling Card, we believe collaboration is key and dedicate one of our designers to sit down with you, explore your ideas, and help you navigate all of the intricate details. The goal is to create a custom design that is guaranteed to give your guests – an event to look forward to.

Sit back – relax – and let’s create a beautiful invitation for the most important party you’ll ever throw! See below a few of our favorites… and schedule your consultation at The Calling Card!