A central part of wedding planning typically includes sampling certain things before making decisions about them. The most common elements brides and couples sample include:
- Trying wedding gowns and scheduling multiple fittings to know exactly how your dress will fit
- Tasting a caterer’s menu selections and sometimes also cake samples
- Listening to music played by DJs, bands and other entertainers
Another often overlooked opportunity to sample is wedding invitation samples. Not all wedding invitation websites provide samples, but with so much variation in choices and quality, it’s a good idea to touch and feel just like your guests will before you order.
What to Look For in Wedding Invitation Samples
Because so much of the wedding invitation marketplace has moved out of boutique stationery shops and onto the Web, brides today have a wider selection of wedding designs and more personalization choices than ever before. But as is true for any online shopping, not everything is as it appears onscreen!
High quality wedding invitation suppliers use high resolution images, and typically offer some number of free wedding invitation samples. Here are the main things to look for when ordering wedding invitation samples:
Is the color the same or different from what you saw online? Your computer screen can convey a color in a hue very different from the actual printed color, so this is one of the most important elements to see up close.
Paper texture can’t really be understood unless you touch it. A well-written description and high resolution photo just won’t show you what your fingers will tell you. This is especially important for personalizing certain components with a photo; you want to choose the right paper texture.
This is how you’ll know whether your invitations are coming from a quality source. Paper weight is actually measured based on an industry-standard volume weight, so it doesn’t tell you much about the stand-alone piece. You want to know how substantial it will feel in your hands.
Like color, does the design looks the way it did online? You’ll see details that don’t always come through on the onscreen image, especially if your design has hand-illustration, subtle background patterns, or other fine details.
Right now, you can order up to 6 free wedding invitation samples from www.LookLoveSend.com. There are hundreds of designs and most come in more than one color option. Coordinating envelopes are included. While you can choose your samples by design, color, paper texture and backside option, you cannot personalize the sample with your text or photo. Samples are printed with the same sample text and photo you see on screen.