Proofing Your Stationery

One of the most common and yet easily missed errors in wedding stationery are “Typos”.

There are not very many lines of text on your Wedding Invitation Suite but it is surprising how easily typos or incorrect information can be missed among the details. Before you give your Stationer your content read through it and make sure all of the important details are correct, such as date, time, location, and address. As Stationers, we format your text and spell-check it, but it is always important to read your proofs carefully, and have an additional set of eyes review it as well.

If you are struggling with how to word your invitation, please ask for help from the person creating your beautiful wedding invitations because they will have insight and suggestions to help you choose your wording.

Here at Love Notes Stationery, we want everything to be perfect from concept to delivery for your wedding stationery needs. Clients are provided with multiple digital proofs and are subsequently mailed (or can choose to pick up) a physical proof. The physical proof provides clients the opportunity to view the real-life printed colors, review printed content and layout selection, and verify that the overall product meets their expectations. Colors, as seen on online in a digital format, may appear lighter than they physically print, so it is best when clients are able to see a physical proof before a job goes into production.

A big yet basic component of stationery is legibility. A beautiful design does not mean much if guests can not clearly read the content, as the content is the most important part of a wedding invitation. Also, the other components of the stationery set, such as the detail card and rsvp card, should be reviewed to make sure that any corresponding information matches the other pieces in the set, such as times, locations, and names. Spelling, grammar, and spacing should also be reviewed.

Remember, you know your guests, but your Stationer does not. If you are having your Stationer print your envelopes please make sure all components of your addresses are complete and that they are formatted exactly as you would like to see them printed. When going through your addresses make sure the names, addresses, apartment numbers, states, and zip codes are correct and correctly formatted. Stationers and Calligraphers will print them exactly how they appear in your files. The addresses can be the most tedious part of you gathering your content for your wedding invitations but please put the time into double-checking everyone’s names and addresses.

Your wedding invitations will be the very first component of your wedding that your guests see. They make a wonderful first impression while providing important information that your guests need to make your day a success. If you take the time to proof your wedding stationery you will be glad you did, and you will likely receive many compliments on your professionally-produced wedding invitations.