Three Ways to Choose an Epic Invitation Designer

James and I met Cari at our first wedding expo at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Towson, MD. She was one of the only vendors who happily chatted with the new kids on the block! When you meet her, it is obvious that Cari has a passion for helping customers find the best designs for their event. She is an amazing storyteller and invitation designer! Here are some of her helpful hints for finding an invitation designer.
1. What are the top 3 things couples should consider when looking for an invitation designer?
It’s important to find an invitation designer you feel comfortable with, one who is a good listener and has an aesthetic and portfolio that aligns with your vision for your wedding.
a. Style and Aesthetic Compatibility: Examine the designer’s portfolio to gauge if their style aligns with your preferences. Discuss your ideas thoroughly to ensure they can translate your vision effectively. For instance, if you’re envisioning a whimsical Disney-themed invitation, a designer known for minimalist elegance might not be the best fit.
b. Customization Options and Flexibility: Seek out a designer who offers a range of customization options tailored to your needs. Whether it’s incorporating specific colors, fonts, or motifs, ensure the designer is flexible and willing to accommodate your requests. This flexibility ensures your invitations truly reflect your personality and wedding theme.
c. Budget and Timelines: Have a transparent discussion about your budget constraints upfront. Understand the designer’s pricing structure and any additional costs for customization or revisions. Moreover, clarify the timeline for design and production to guarantee your invitations are ready in time for your wedding day. Some designers may require more lead time for custom designs or have varying turnaround times, so it’s crucial to align expectations accordingly.
2. Why I Am in Business…?
I believe that happiness is found in those cherished moments that remind us why we fell in love in the first place. The magic of holding hands for the first time, how at ease you are being together, and the feeling of being utterly cherished even on your worst days—these are the moments that define true romance. A couple’s wedding invitation is the first documentation of their life together, and that is important. My passion lies in serving couples who seek to encapsulate their love story in timeless elegance, preserved on paper for their children and grandchildren. The most fulfilling aspect of my work is the privilege of contributing to someone’s dream invitation, crafting pieces of art that capture a couple’s vision perfectly. My goal is to guide couples through the intricate world of wedding stationery, ensuring every detail reflects the beauty of their love story—a cherished heirloom to treasure for a lifetime.
Want to reach out to Cari? She is on Instagram @turnageandwatts or on Facebook: Turnage + Watts | Facebook

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