Free Wedding Postponement announcement

Wedding Invitations

Hey guys!
Thank you so much for being with us today!

These time are unpredictable & we totally understand how it feels for those who are due to be getting married soon! And we are here for you!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had so many brides & grooms (who we have made invitations for) who have had to unfortunately postpone their wedding! We are certain that, if we had so many families who have to go through this, there will be a lot more out there.

In view of the current situation, we thought it would be of great help to each & every one of you, if we had ready templates available to send out to your guests. We have put together a few downloadable artworks, that you could download and use for free.

This is our way of doing our bit! 🙂

Also do visit our ‘Etsy Shop‘ for DIY Save the dates, Invitations & Stationery Templates that are available for quick edits and instant downloads:

Please click here : https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/CustomizingDIY

All you need to do is “right click” on the image and “save” it – and there you go!! You can start sending it out! 🙂

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Do drop in a comment below if you have found this helpful & have used it – just so that we know that we have been able to be of help!

If you need any assistance in creating a custom template for you, we’ll be happy to assist you with the same as well, just drop in a message to us on email or any of our social media handles and we’ll get in touch with you immediately.

For any further questions, we’re just an email away & we will try to help you resolve any queries you may have!

We can be reached on info@customizingcreativity.in

You can take a look at some of our latest work via these links :-
Website : www.customizingcreativity.in
Instagram handle : instagram.com/customizing_creativity
(don’t miss out on our IGTV series for further insight into this topic)
Facebook page : Facebook.com/dishamehtadesign

We’d love for you to #startyournewbeginningwithus

Until next time,
Disha & Harsh Munshaw
Customizing Creativity

Quarantined bride-to-be / groom-to-be? Here are the things you can get done for your invitations!

Wedding Invitations

Hey guys!
Thank you so much for being with us today!
It is your encouragement & support that makes us want to do more for all you lovely people! 🙂

We do know, these are tough times and that most of us are affected in some way or the other.
We are sure we’ll all come out of this pandemic only stronger!

Today’s blog post is all about giving you guys some headway on to where to begin & what all you can tick-off for your wedding invites, while staying indoors!

Also do visit our ‘Etsy Shop‘ for DIY Save the dates, Invitations & Stationery Templates that are available for quick edits and instant downloads:

Please click here : https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/CustomizingDIY

So let’s begin right away!

1) Creating a mood-board :

It is always difficult to give a design brief to your designer – but you need to start somewhere!

The best way to do this, is to use images that catch your eye and put them all together.
There are colours that may inspire you or objects you relate to – whatever it may be, just save them in a folder and voilà! You have your mood-board ready 🙂

If you wish to understand in detail about creating your mood-board, check out our blog post here.

2) Decide who is the right invitation designer for you :

Once you have your mood-board set and kind of know what direction you want to go in, try and find the right designer that suits your vision! Do some background checks & get your research in place!

We have a blog here on “Things to keep in mind before approaching your invitation designer”, this might help you understand what you need to prepare for before-hand.

There are multiple facets you should keep in mind before you close on that one person / company who you know is 100% going to deliver your “dream wedding invitation”.

Do they have enough experience?
What is the design style like?
Whats the quality of their work, are you able to see some samples?
How are the invites priced?
so and so forth…

Here is a full breakdown on what will help you select the right designer for you.


3) Get the ball rolling! :

Once you have finalised who you want to work with, you can get cracking!

You may feel that it is a bit too early yet – you may not have still figured out your dates & venues yet!
But you rather get the work done sitting at home – as you will eventually have to do this sooner or later!

Once you have given your design brief, the ball in the designer’s court!
Not only will you get more time to think through things, but it will also give the designer adequate time to work on designs without any tight timelines!

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4) Work on your text :

This is a huge bottle neck for most families. Do not hesitate to ask your designer to guide you! They will be surely able to help you with some simple formats that you can use as a skeleton!

Start off by replacing basic information (couple / family names, followed by the dates and the venues).
For those who don’t have all the details in place, you can use dummy information for now & replace it once you have things crystallised.

By doing this, you will notice, that more than 80% of your text is already done! You can build on the finer details and the flowery language (if you please) as you go along!


5) Firm up your guest list :

Quarantine is the best time to work on this!

Many families go back & forth as to who to invite and who to leave out!
Use this time fruitfully to sit with your families and freeze on your list.

Although, we do understand that this is an ongoing process and will never get completed till you have no option left to add more names 😛


6) Labels & Addresses :

By these, we refer to the name & address labels, that you would be placing on the top of each envelope. It could be e-mail addresses if you are planning on sending E-invitations.

Make use of this time by getting in touch with your guests to collate their addresses / phone numbers / e-mail address details. Most couples find this being one of the most intimidating tasks, but by doing this exercise right now, not only will give you chance to catch up with your friends & family, it will also help you get your work done!
You have no clue how much of time this will save you later!

Remember! This a super important part of the logistics which makes your mailing / couriering very smooth & seamless, and you will not be overwhelmed when the invites actually are lying in front of you!

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7) Fetching a better price :

Many couples may feel unfortunate, that this had to happen only when they are getting married or planning their wedding! Well, life is unpredictable! Isn’t it?

Let’s look at it from another perspective!
Most small businesses have no work at all currently due to the lockdown and would be waiting to get going!

This would be a good opportunity to get a great deal!
It goes without saying that most designers will ask you for a small deposit to start-off with, but why not lock your designer in at a competitive rate right now!

#Protips :-
– Sitting with your family for so many days at stretch, may not happen again soon! Use this time wisely to do things that require their consultation!

– While choosing your designer, ensure that they will be able to include one round of a “change-the-date”
E-version, incase this happens to continue.

– During quarantine, even if you manage to finalise your designs, do not put anything into print till the situation settles down!

We suggest, you take one thing at a time and start getting tasks ticked off!

We hope we’ve been insightful enough to take you through the basics, that can not only save your time but also help you make the most of this quarantine!

Should you have any feedback or want us to cover any particular topic, feel free to let us know!
We lovingly invite you to subscribe to our blog for upcoming articles & future blog posts.

For any further questions, we’re just an email away & we will try to help you resolve any queries you may have!

We can be reached on info@customizingcreativity.in

You can take a look at some of our latest work via these links :-
Website : www.customizingcreativity.in
Instagram handle : instagram.com/customizing_creativity
(don’t miss out on our IGTV series for further insight into this topic)
Facebook page : Facebook.com/dishamehtadesign

We’d love for you to #startyournewbeginningwithus

Until next time,
Disha & Harsh Munshaw
Customizing Creativity

A glossary of all the MUST KNOW invitation lingo!

Wedding Invitations

Hey guys!
Thank you so much for being with us here today!
It is all your encouragement & support that makes us want to do more for all you lovely people! 🙂

Today’s blog post is all about giving you’ll some very basic information on the “invitation lingo” – by this what we mean is, we’ve put together a glossary of words or a handy guide which you’ll can refer to while giving a brief to your invitation designer!

Also do visit our ‘Etsy Shop‘ for DIY Save the dates, Invitations & Stationery Templates that are available for quick edits and instant downloads:

Please click here : https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/CustomizingDIY

So let’s begin right away!

Main Envelope / Outer envelope :
This is the first look of your invitation, as it is the outer most cover of your card. This is where your guest name & address will be written.

Folder / Jacket :
This is normally the second layer in your card – this is what you are pulling out of the main envelope. This acts as a holder for your inserts.
Not all invite formats have the folder, you’ll see more details on this as you read on.

If you want to get a more ideas on different formats that you could use for your invites, do check out our article on “KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT VARIOUS FORMATS AND STRUCTURES FOR YOUR INVITATIONS!

Inserts / Leaves :
Your inserts are the different inlets of printed paper, that give information like date, time, venues, dress codes & family names.

For most Indian / South – Asian weddings where there are multiple functions, having inserts / leaves makes it easier for you to create combinations for different events.

GSM :
The GSM is essentially the grammage or the thickness of the paper to be used for the card. The higher the GSM, the thicker the paper will be.

The GSM of the paper you choose, also plays a big part in the costing of the invitation or the stationery

Vellum paper :
We absolutely love using this paper!

Vellum paper is basically a thin translucent paper, which add a beautiful & delicate look to the overall card. In this too, there are GSMs & colour options available. This paper does wonders for a belly band or an insert that needs to have minimal information.

Labels & Addresses Stickers :
By these, we refer to the name & address labels with your guest name, that you would be placing on the top of each envelope.

These labels can have the guest names, address & the phone number. These are super helpful when it comes to courier & shipping & are a very important part of logistics while card delivery & distribution.

Foiling :
Foil stamping is perfect for those who want to add a little bling to their invitations!
A heated die is stamped onto the metallic foil, making it adhere to your paper, leaving a shiny, solid impression.

Foil can be added over & above any of the printing methods discussed above – whether it is screen, offset or digital – foiling sits really well on all.

If you’d like to know more on what different types of printing techniques that can be used, go check out our article on “EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INVITATION PRINTING TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES

There are some beautiful metallic foil colours, for e.g. – rose gold, silver, bronze, pinks, blues!

It is one of the most popular process for invitations as it adds all the lovely festive vibe to the prints.
We are absolutely obsessed with foils & we use it in almost every card.

Wedding Stationery

By wedding stationery we mean all the items that you may need at your events – welcome letters, itineraries, menu cards, gift bags, etc.

I hope we have been able to give you a good insight into the basics before you approach your wedding invitation designer.

#Protips :-

– Make sure you know how many invites you require as per your guest list before you enquire with your designer, because costs will vary based on quantities.

– Vellum paper can be used in a creative way in your invitation and look stunning as an add-on that too at a minimal incremental cost.

Should you have any feedback or want us to cover any particular topic, feel free to let us know!
We lovingly invite you to subscribe to our blog for upcoming articles & future blog posts.

For any further questions, we’re just an email away & we will try to help you resolve any queries you may have!

We can be reached on info@customizingcreativity.in

You can take a look at some of our latest work via these links :-
Website : www.customizingcreativity.in
Instagram handle : instagram.com/customizing_creativity
(don’t miss out on our IGTV series for further insight into this topic)
Facebook page : Facebook.com/dishamehtadesign

We’d love for you to #startyournewbeginningwithus

Until next time,
Disha & Harsh Munshaw
Customizing Creativity