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1) OUR TOP 5 FAQS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SETTING OUT TO DECIDING ON YOUR WEDDING MONOGRAM OR YOUR WEDDING LOGO
2) THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE SENDING OUT YOUR SAVE THE DATE
3) THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE APPROACHING YOUR INVITATION DESIGNER
4) HOW TO CREATE YOUR DESIGN BRIEF?
5) HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT INVITATION DESIGNER FOR YOU?
6) ALL ABOUT WEDDING INVITATION AND STATIONERY TIMELINES
7) EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INVITATION PRINTING TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES
So you may know exactly what you want in terms of design for your invitations, overall look & feel is clear & you may have even shortlisted your dream invitation designer!
Eventually, a lot of things boil down to the moolah!
It may be your “dream invitation” but you may still need to work around a realistic budget to make something beautiful just for you!
And today that is exactly what we’re going to be talking about!
All brides & grooms want everything! And why not?
But that doesn’t mean that we need to get into debt for our invitations!
There are a lot of factors that determine how much your invitation or stationery can cost.
Hence, we have put together a few insights that can help you get something you absolutely love, without breaking the bank!
Factor 1 : Your quantities
This one is super important for quoting.
Remember! For your Save the Dates or your invitations, you need to calculate your quantities based on the number of households you will be sending these, not as per your guest count.
For most Indian weddings, where we may have more than one event / function, we may also have a varying guest list – so even the number of inserts one may require for each event / function may vary & hence that may bring down or bring up your cost.
You may want to read through our blog post on what answers to have ready before meeting your invitation designer.
Factor 2 : Format of the invitation card
By this, what we mean is – the size, the layout, the opening style, the number of pieces in each set, etc.
A belly band, a four-fold envelope, a gate-fold jacket, an envelope-cum-folder, etc. – all of these are considered to be the formats of your invitation.
Also, a card with a box or a bag will surely cost more than one without – this is also considered as a format.
These above details determine the amount of paper (or any other material) to be used & the amount of printing to be done.
Hence it is a very very important part of the quote.
You can read through our blog post on how to create your design brief.
Factor 3 : Printing processes & techniques
Once your designs are ready, the printing processes you choose or the techniques that are required for that particular design have a big role to play in your costing!
Printing details like, the amount of foiling, embossing, letterpress, laminations, laser cutting, etc. are some of the most popular & widely used printing & post printing processes.
For example : An invitation with foiling is likely to cost much lesser than one which has a detailed laser cut design.
Read our blog post about various printing techniques used for invitations.
Factor 4 : Material of printing & its thickness
The base of your invitation could be paper, cardboard, fabric, wood, acrylic or any other material that forms the base of your printing.
This is again one of the main factors that the quote depends upon.
For example : An invitation printed on paper is likely to be more cost effective than one printed on wood or acrylic.
Not only the material, but also the thickness of the material affects the cost.
For example : A card that is 300 gsm stock paper versus a card which is 600 gsm stock paper will surely cost a lot lesser, without compromising your design on the front.
Factor 5 : Double side or Front & Back printing
This decision is mostly based on how much content you have and if it will fit best on one or two sides for each event.
Or it may not be the text, but you may want to have a design or artwork printed on the both sides of the card, which means double the printing – hence again, that could jump up your cost.
– Decide on where to save & where to splurge on the printing, only once you have the design ready, so you have more clarity on which process will work best for it.
– Even if it is a little over your budget, printing techniques can make anything breathtakingly beautiful – it’s a really special touch. If it’s something you can swing, you definitely should.
You may have your heart set on something, and maybe you can’t get the same look or feel unless you’re going with foil, and while that is definitely pricier, we can find other things to cut down on.
Sometimes you have to make tough choices when it comes to your invitations & stationery, and it’s hard to know where to splurge and where to save.
Our goal is that, no matter what your budget, you should have beautiful invitations that perfectly reflect the mood of your event & your personal style!
Feel free to pick & choose what works best for you & your pocket – that’s always the bottom line!
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Until next time,
Disha & Harsh Munshaw