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The topic we are going to elaborate on today is something of major importance when you get to choosing the right invitation designer for you!
Once you have an idea of what you like, you can shortlist designers who have worked in that space as you may want to meet a few people before picking the right one for you!
Choosing who to work with, is a decision you need to make after you put some thought into it, as your designer is the one who will be visualising the aesthetics – the overall designing will solely depend upon that!
To make this easier for you, take a look at the points below to see which designer fits the bill for you.
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1) Someone who has worked on a variety of styles / cultures
Before you close on “the” one, you may want to see the various cultures & nationalities they have worked with.
Are they mainly working with brides & grooms only from a particular community, geography or region? If yes, then is their work is too repetitive for your guests?
A varied portfolio allows you to understand their scope of design amongst different thought processes.
It shows the creativity, their willingness to adapt to various requirements & their approach towards their work in general, without being stuck to their comfort zone.
2) Do some research to find out their past experience in the industry
There is no substitute for experience! They have seen various seasons, ups & downs & are aware of the know-how of the industry, at the back of their hand.
Not only will they have enough knowledge on the subject, but they will also be able to guide you well throughout the process.
3) How technically sound are they?
By this we mean, their diverse technical knowledge in printing, what works for your occasion, detailed design processes, do they know their papers well?
This also only comes with experience & dealing with numerous families on a daily basis.
4) Be sure to check the quality of the work
In photos things can look great – but the colours, the printing, the papers can look different in person as compared to the images
Fix up a meeting or call for samples to understand the touch & feel.
Scheduling an appointment will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of their work & you can also browse through the variety of their designs!
5) What budget are we talking about?
You may love the work of a designer, but are they fitting within the range of the budget you are looking at? We’re sure that every designer does their best they can in terms of pricing, but sometimes it may not work out even after all the effort.
So do ensure to do your research on that – give them a phone call or shoot them an email before you meet them so as not to waste your time & neither theirs.
6) Willing to work on newer ideas & concepts even if they haven’t done it before?
If the designer shows the initiative to make something new – it is their ability to go out of their way & convince you that it can be achieved.
How confident are they about creating what you like, even if it is new for them?
This will help you understand whether they can pull off something they haven’t executed before.
7) Go through their testimonials
Take a little bit of effort to go through their track record on timelines, promptness & responsiveness.
Client feedback & reviews will give you an idea on the promptness to your enquiry & it will show how responsive they will be in the future.
Testimonials show their goodwill, their way of working, their flexibility, ease of payments, etc.
They may have done things for friends & family, but the real testimonial is by talking to some of their previous clients who can vouch for them – this is another way of doing this.
8) Last but not the least, when you meet them, are you able to connect with them?
All of the above can be ticked off, but what you can gauge from the meeting or your conversation?
How is the overall vibe? Can you feel their passion?
Have they understood what you’re looking for? Some one who just “gets” you?
Sometimes your gut & instinct can tell you more than your mind can!
Sometimes it just clicks at the first go & it is their appeal & their approach is what will make you want to work with them
If it feels right, & you’ll have struck a cord, it will work out.
– If you love the work & it does not fit in the budget – try and pursue it, sometimes it may work out
– Do a Save the Date / Logo design as a test project with the designer
– While comparing work, ensure you are comparing apple to apple – not only budget, but everything in terms of experience, designs, scope of work, promptness & most importantly your willingness to work with them
If you feel, that a particular designer is the right one for you – go for it!
It’s not always about the budget, it is about you working with THAT person who you can totally trust!
When we did our first invitation, we had no work to showcase whatsoever!
But our very first wedding card came to us through someone who had worked us before & created some stationery with us! They were extremely happy with that & they gave us the chance to pull of their daughter’s wedding card – and that is a very big deal!
We’re ever so grateful & indebted towards them for having the faith, the trust and the confidence in us that we could do it – we cannot thank them enough! 🙂
So these are our guidelines, that we feel, most brides & grooms consider before taking their pick! Hopefully it will help you too 🙂
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