Thursday, January 21, 2010

Invitation as a First Impression

Good Evening Everyone,

This past Tuesday Megan and I took a trip to visit the lovely ladies of Invitation Solutions and I have to say these ladies are AMAZINGLY TALENTED! I was blown away by all the options and with the owner having a profound knowledge of graphic design the creative never stops flowing. As I looked through all the brightly colored samples I had a thought... "If clients looked at invitations first it would be so much easier to pick their color combinations!" Ding Ding Ding! I wonder if anyone else has considered this..

When planning any event I always suggest locating your venue first! This can be the most time consuming part of your planning and if you are unwilling to move on the date you need to lock your location quickly. Next, consider taking a trip to look at invitations so you can see how colors work together on a finished product and start to imagine how they'll work in your event space. The truth of the matter is the invitation will always spark your guests' first impression of what your event will be like.

Once you decide on a color combo AND if you've decided that's the invitation company you plan to hire for your event, ask if you can have a sample invitation in your color combo to help with your planning process. Carry this invitation with you when picking out linens, flowers, decor, etc. and it will be a lot easier to get your vision across to multiple vendors because they will all see the same color palette. (Consider how many shades on one color there are and how much easier this makes it to explain "pink and tan" or "rose and sand")

I have to thank Invitation Solutions for sparking this thought! Remember, the invitation is the first thing your guest will see so why should it be what brings your event together. Your invitations should speak volumes about you and your event. Just a thought!

Blissfully Yours,


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