You’ve set the date, found your venue, and now it’s finally time to tell everyone about your wedding day. This will be one of the most important invitations you’ll ever send, so you want to make sure you pick the perfect cards. When you start planning your wedding stationery it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the huge variety stationers offer. But don’t worry – by ordering wedding stationery samples you’ll be able to narrow down your options.

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Why Order Wedding Stationery Samples?

Looking at a product on a computer screen is never the same as seeing it in person. Colours will vary depending on your monitor settings, so the exact shades might differ. The printing process can also affect colours.

It’s also hard to know the quality of the card without holding it. Although wedding stationers can provide details on the make and weight of the material, there’s nothing like feeling the texture yourself.

Wedding invitation suites (which include a bundle of cards) and stationery with embellishments, such as string, can be particularly hard to judge based on a picture.

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Wedding stationery samples are perfect for giving you inspiration. If you’re still undecided on your wedding theme, use samples to get a feel for the kind of look you want. You may find that seeing a certain style represented through wedding stationery sparks new ideas for your colour scheme, d├ęcor, and more.

How to Order Wedding Stationery Samples

Before ordering your wedding stationery samples, plan how much you’re willing to spend. Some companies offer one or two free samples, while others charge a small fee. Create a shortlist of the designs you want to explore further.

At this point you also need to think about the stationery you’ll need for the rest of your wedding. If you want a fully coordinated day, check whether the designs you’re selecting are part of a matching range that includes the other items you want. Some stationers offer collections covering everything you need, from table plans to thank you cards. Little extras, like personalised favour tags, add a unique touch to your special occasion.

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When ordering stationery samples you’re not just checking the product, you’re also checking the company. Think about your experience with them and whether you’re happy with the service they provide. If you experience problems at the sample stage you probably won’t want to relive those issues when it comes to the real deal.

Once you’ve received your samples, spend time comparing the quality of the card and printing. Share the design with your partner and wedding party to get their opinions too.

Finally, after reviewing all your options, it’s time to dive in and order your wedding stationery!

Guest post by Lisa Forde of Dotty About Paper

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