Wedding Invitations (Vendor Spotlight)
We recently spoke with Ryan Kluttz, Owner and Designer at Shop InkTopiary regarding her history and experience with designing wedding invitations.
Ryan has been designing wedding invitations since 2010 and with a passion for custom invitation design.
She works with clients all over the world to create invitations of their dreams.
Ryan currently lives Los Angeles with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
When asked to offer tips to brides looking for wedding invitations, here is what Ryan said:
1. The number of wedding guests does not equal the number of wedding invitations! Since couples and families come together to the wedding, they don’t each get their own invitation. This is a common mistake wedding couples make when first calculating how many invitations they may need. Be sure to look over your guest list and pay attention to the number of couples you have on your list. Also, if you are inviting children at your wedding, they don’t always need their own invitation.
2. The extra info card that comes with invitation suites provides a great way of letting guests know the extra details. You can include on this extra information card things like your wedding website or, if you don’t have a website, you can include hotel room block details, local area attractions or information on other wedding events that may take place (like your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch).
3. Expect RSVP stragglers. It happens to everyone so remember to leave yourself extra time to determine your final guest list for your venue.
4. As for buying wedding invitations online, it really depends on what you want! If you want to order a design that already exists and keep it simple, one of those larger invitation sites can work well. If you’re looking to buy online but still get a high level of customer service, check handmade platforms! Also, make sure you read reviews and be certain that the invitations can be ready within your timeframe.
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