We all know the importance of a first impression, and this not only applies to meeting your in-laws but also to your invitation design! Your invitations are the introduction to your wedding and they’ll set the tone, theme and atmosphere for the entire day. Let’ say that Pinterest has completely inspired you into going for boho rustic chic - would you choose a minimalist design with a fancy monogram and embossing? OR a whimsical floral design with watercolours and a dash of rose gold? It’s all in the details, ladies!

Not everyone understands the importance of invitations and they tend to push this task to the bottom of their to do list, which often results in a freak out when they realize the process/timeframe of crafting beautiful invitations. However, don’t fret - Adorn Invitations, a Luxury stationery company out of London, have given us their top pointers for ordering invitations. You’re welcome gals.

Will you need Samples?

When buying online invitations always make sure you order samples before committing to a purchase. Ordering a sample provides you with an opportunity to inspect every aspect of the invitation, from the way it opens to the vibrancy of the colour. Remember colours can look different in person to on screen, for instance you might be looking for a bright orange but the colour appears much darker in person.

When Should You Order Wedding Invitations?

You need enough time to select an invitation design or have an invitation custom made, printed, addressed, and mailed out. The ideal time to order wedding invitations is at least 3 to 2 months before the wedding date, regardless of the quantity of invitations you need. Getting your invitations ready for you to mail or hand out would take at least 10 to 20 business days depending on the process and delivery time.

How Much Money Should You Spend on Invitations?

The cost will always depend on the quantity of invites and enclosure cards you need, and the quality of the invitation design you have chosen. You may find the price of wedding invitations to be a little more than you expected, but the fact is they only make up a very small percentage of the total cost of wedding expenses. No matter how much you try to save up on wedding expenses through invitations, it will only be a tiny amount against the total cost, so choose a design that you and your partner truly adore.