Memphis Wedding Invitations

When it comes to your wedding invitations, can we make a suggestion? Do not and we repeat do now try and design them and create them on your own. Hey, we love the DIY person, but there are some things in life that you truly want to leave to a professional. Keep in mind that this is the biggest day of your life and you do not want to start off your wedding period by experiencing a design failure. Will you save money, no doubt. But will you be pleased with the finished product and will it set the tone you are looking for in terms of your wedding day. In all honesty, probably not. Remember, it is not like you will have this opportunity again. So why not get it right. We know that some people fancy themselves as having graphic design skills and while we don't discount the fact that you or a friend might have some natural talent, professional graphic designers have went through years of school and have honed there skills through real life work. So, what are we saying here? That there is no substitute for hiring a professional graphic designer to ensure that your wedding invitation is perfect and exactly what you had in mind. To make sure that this happens, you need to do your homework. Start with some research on who does this kind of work in the Memphis area. Then take this guide with you as it will help you not only locate candidates but also advise you on how to evaluate each one and eventually make your best choice.

Finding candidates to interview is your first priority. There are a few different sources you can try that are usually fairly productive. A good place to start is by trying to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “wedding invitation designers in the Memphis area.” This search should bring back a number of designers. Start clicking on the links and check out the portfolio section for wedding invitations. Do you like what you see? Can you honestly see this designer crafting your invitation? If your answer is yes, jot down their name and contact information and start keeping a list of potential designers for your wedding invitation needs. Also, start calling up any of your wedding vendors that you have already hired and see if they know if anyone that would be a possibility. And, of course, if you are going to be talking with them anyway, why not ask your family, friends and coworkers if they have ever hired a graphic designer for their invitation needs or if they have ever received an invitation that absolutely blew them away. Once you have crafted a list that you are satisfied with, start calling up each vendor and ask for a time that you can sit down and talk to them about your wedding invitation needs.

When you are sitting across a table from each candidate, there are a few questions that you want to be sure and ask. Start by talking about their experience. How long have they been in business? You need to make sure that they are adept at what they do and that they have honed their craft by actually doing it in the real world. What is their background? Did they go to school to learn graphic design? If they didn't, that does not necessarily preclude them from being your designer. Can you order other printing needs from them including your place cards, ceremony programs, thank you cards, etc.? How long will it take to receive your finished order? Do they offer any other kind of services like invitation assembly which includes stuffing envelopes, tying ribbons and applying seals? How much will everything cost you? Once you feel good about one of the candidates that you interview, ask for a contract. If all of the details look exactly right, go ahead and sign on the dotted line.