Let’s be honest: Wedding planning can be stressful! Your wedding is likely the grandest and most expensive event you’ll host in your lifetime and it certainly can be easy to quickly become overwhelmed once you realize the scale of the logistics, costs, and organization involved. My biggest piece of advice I can offer you as a wedding professional: Lean on those you hire to help make your wedding everything you dreamed it would be and more. This includes wedding invitations!
While they may not seem like the biggest aspect of your wedding day, your invitations are actually super important! They inform where to be and when, wardrobe expectations, and set the tone for the day. Are the invitations on simple white cards with elegant black lettering and silk ribbon, or colorful with florals and purple wax seals? This is your guests’ first look into your extravagant wedding and the invitations’ aesthetic gives sets expectations for the celebration.
By working with a small business such as KMP Calligraphy, you are hiring a professional who knows the in’s and out’s of wedding invitations. Purchasing your invitations online can be daunting. How do you know what they’ll look like when they arrive? When should you send them? How do you address the invitation to your aunt’s husband’s sister once removed? I am here to help! The greatest perk of working with KMP Calligraphy is that I am there with you every step of the process. I create a custom timeline for the entire invitation process, have several different invitation options that fit a wide range of budgets, and help you make invitations that best portray your wedding to your guests.
Oftentimes, clients come with stunning invite ideas such as letterpress with gold foil or full pointed pen calligraphy. But alas, the budget. Pinterest can truly set unrealistic wedding expectations and it’s disheartening when couples realize they can’t have their dream invitations. However, the benefit of working with KMP Calligraphy is that we help prioritize elements with the biggest impact while staying within budget.
Here are my top recommendations to make your wedding invitations elegant, memorable, and practical for you and your partner in the planning process:
- Keep the invitations simple. You want to look back on your wedding invitations 5, 10, 20 years from now and still LOVE them. Semi-custom suites are a great option for simple invites. They are pre-designed, allowing you to saves money, but still customize elements such as text and colors.
- To make your invitations truly feel like “you,” add on some fun elements! When keeping the actual invitations simple, you can have some fun with other components of the suite. Add on a gold wax seal, a floral envelope liner, or a vellum wrap. These little touches are what make your invitations so special.
- Add on addressing! There’s nothing worse than spending a pretty penny on invitations only to have your soon-to-be spouse’s chicken scratch handwriting as addressing. I offer three tiers of envelope addressing, even for those who have not purchased invitations from me! Click here to learn more about various addressing styles I offer.
In the end, I want your wedding planning process to be as effortless, fun, and memorable as possible. I absolutely love what I do and would love to help make your wedding wishes come to life. My semi-custom suite collection recently launched and I am obsessed with every single design. To shop the KMP Semi-Custom Collection, click here! To chat about your wedding day and my services, schedule a free consult or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy wedding planning – I hope we get to chat soon!
Kelsey Popio is the owner and designer of KMP Calligraphy & Design, helping couples make their wedding vision come to life through invitations, calligraphy, and day of paper goods. With seamless processes, curated timelines, and an eye for design, Kelsey helps make the wedding invitation process efficient and fun for every bride. When she’s not designing or addressing envelopes, you can find her tending to her vegetable garden or practicing yoga. Learn more about Kelsey here.