Each choice of wedding invitation printing has its own merits, distinct technique, and complementary rules. The decision may seem daunting, but it all boils down to three considerations — the nature of the occasion, your budgetary constraints, and your time considerations.
1) The Nature of the Occasion: The best place to start is to consider the theme of your wedding. You can significantly limit your choices by considering the formality — or lack thereof — of the wedding.
2) Your Budget: The budget range for these types is quite wide: some are very inexpensive, while others cost five times more. Your budget is a major deciding factor, especially since you will be spending for many other things like the paper and the envelopes for the wedding invitation (not to mention postage).
3) Your Time Constraints: Some techniques can take as long as two months; can you afford to let your guests wait that long? If you’re pressed for time and there’s no way the invitation can reach the guests in time well ahead of the wedding, then you’re better off going for other options.
As a last point, keep in mind that nothing is stopping you from using more than one technique — except your own tastes and those of your partner. For instance, you might want to emboss the insignia or the return address, use foil stamping for the borders, and lithography on the written text.
It’s easy to be intimated by all these choices for wedding invitation printing, but as long as you weigh the options levelheadedly and consider the three factors, you will eventually come up with a choice that best reflects what will ultimately be one of the happiest days of your life.
What is your choice for wedding invitation printing? Tell us about your invitations in the comments below.