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Planning a wedding can be an exciting yet challenging experience for couples. Every detail matters and the wedding invitations are a critical step in setting the tone for your big day. To make your wedding invitation process a smooth and stress free experience, the expertise of a wedding stationer is essential. Below are 5 key qualities to consider when choosing a wedding invitation professional. 


5 Key Qualities of a Perfect Wedding Invitation Professional

A wedding invitation stationer is a skilled professional who specializes in creating bespoke and visually engaging wedding invitations. They are well-versed in the art of design, typography, and printing techniques and materials. A well respected wedding stationery designer will not only understand your unique style, but also incorporate personalized touches to reflect your vision. Below are some key questions to consider when choosing someone to work with.


#1 How collaborative are they?

The best wedding stationery designers and printers value collaboration and encourage open communication with their clients. They understand the importance of your input and appreciate your ideas. The dialogue between you and your designer during the design development phase is key piece of the project. A stationer who listens and provides answers and feedback efficiently will streamline the process.


#2 How much experience do they have?

While you may know exactly what you want in an invitation suite, expressing your wishes and then leaving the task to a professional is a wise decision. Experienced wedding stationers have the technical knowledge to handle various printing techniques and materials, ensuring the final product is of the highest quality. Most of all, by entrusting this responsibility to a professional, you can lessen the stress and focus on the other aspects of wedding planning.


#3 Does their portfolio exhibit uniqueness and personalization?

A skilled designer will infuse your personalities into every detail of your invitations to create a true reflection of your  unique relationship. By incorporating the perfect custom illustrations, typography and sophisticated layout, your invitations can represent the details that are exclusive to your wedding. A talented stationer can design not only the wedding invitations but also the entire stationery suite, including save-the-dates, RSVP cards, programs, menus, and thank-you notes, creating a cohesive theme throughout your wedding stationery.


Wedding Dinner Menu - Photo by Poppy & Co.

#4 What is their track record in planning and organization 

An experienced wedding stationer understands the significance of timelines in wedding planning. Because Black Dog Press provides both design and printing services in house, we have complete control of the process from start to finish. A wedding stationery professional should work closely with you and your wedding planner to ensure that every step of the design and printing process is timely and on your schedule. This organized approach guarantees that your invitations are ready to be sent out to your guests within your timeframe. 


#5 Are you investing your money wisely?

A common concern for couples is budgeting for their wedding. At Black Dog Press, years of experience and the ability to work and communicate with you in a personal way is part of the expense as your invitation design evolves. While it may be tempting to cut costs on wedding stationery, investing in a professional designer is a decision you won't regret. A well-crafted invitation sets the tone for your entire wedding, and it is a keepsake that will be cherished for years to come.

Dancing Wedding Couple

Your wedding invitations are the first impression your guests will have of the celebration to come. Finding the right wedding stationer is essential in making your vision come to life. With the guidance of a skilled professional, your wedding invitation suite will be a timeless work of art.


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