Shopping online for wedding invitations today is easier, faster and more affordable than ever. But even with the ease of online shopping, the choosiest among us (and what bride do you know isn’t) still hesitates. We are naturally distrustful of how an image online will really look once it’s actually in our hands. With all the convenience of wedding invitation websites, many of us still need to touch and feel something as important as a wedding invitation. The good news is, the best online wedding invitation sources offer wedding invitation samples you can order for free.
It’s a smart decision find a wedding invitation website that lets you try before you buy. Given the enormous selection in design styles, colors and paper choices available in online wedding invitations, we’ve got some tips to share with you for evaluating these wedding invitation samples.
The 4 C’s for Evaluating Wedding Invitation Samples
Shopping for wedding invitations can be a lot like diamond shopping. It’s not too much of a stretch to apply the same four C’s to measure the quality of a potential wedding invitation:
- Carat (okay, Card Stock)
What we mean by “carat” in the case of wedding stationery is the “weight” of the invitation you hold in your hand. Does it feel substantial, distinctive from other mail, indicative of a special event?
Color could be the most important element you are going for when choosing online wedding invitations. Screen viewing is notorious for discrepancies in color, as too is the eye of the beholder (what is one bride’s magenta is another bride’s fushia!)
Aside from seeing intricate illustration and detailed graphics, you’ll want to look for clear, clean, crisp printing of all your information, especially personalized text and graphics. In addition, today’s designs use subtle color and pattern you could miss altogether when viewing online.
Edges should be smooth and even, and show the thickness of the paper and card stock. You’ll know cheap paper when you see it–it has a flimsy, uneven feel that doesn’t stand up to the distinction you want for your wedding day.
LookLoveSend.com offers you up to six wedding invitation samples at no cost to you for a limited time. While you’ll enjoy high-resolution images and can easily click through different color options for the same design, an extensive selection of hundreds of original designs may be overwhelming at first. Pay only for shipping for your set of free wedding invitation samples. Be sure to view coordinating pieces for your selected design to determine whether you want another sample from the same design collection. Since it counts towards your set of six, you may want to choose a sample from another design to evaluate one of the four C’s in wedding stationery.