Wedding planning means working with several vendors, starting as soon as you get engaged. Once you’ve booked the perfect venue for your wedding day, plus a planner, photographer, and floral designer, it’s time to think about hiring a wedding stationer (like Turnage + Watts!).
If you value customized, heirloom-quality wedding paper products, this is a vendor you won’t want to skimp on. The right stationer will design a custom suite that reflects your wedding style and unique love story, creating a singular piece of artwork that websites like Minted can’t compete with. But how do you find the stationer who will be your perfect fit? Read on to discover every question you should ask before hiring this wedding vendor.
Begin by asking the stationer about themself. You want to know their qualifications before trusting them to design your invitation suite. Moreover, you want to know what makes them and their work stand out. Is it their exemplary customer service? Their signature style? Finally, you want to ascertain what printing processes they offer (i.e., can they create a suite that looks like your vision?) and what to expect from their artistic process. Some questions you might want to ask include:
After the stationer gives you a breakdown of their process, dive deeper into the specifics with the questions listed below. Many couples discover late in the game that they need help ordering the correct amount of invitations or addressing their envelopes using proper etiquette. It’s best to know in advance if this is an area where your stationer can help!
You should also find out if the stationer offers wedding day stationery items such as programs and menu cards or if they solely design invitation suites. This knowledge will help you avoid a last-minute scramble for cohesive paper goods if your stationer is highly specialized.
Finally, ask the stationer a few questions regarding your specific vision. Doing this will help you determine whether or not they’re a good fit for your wedding style! Don’t expect a stationer whose style is wildly different from yours to produce something that doesn’t fit the rest of their portfolio. Instead, look for a stationer whose past work aligns with your vision for your invitation suite.
As a seasoned wedding stationer, I’m familiar with every step of the process and couple’s FAQs. These tips will help mitigate confusion so you can navigate the entire process headache-free, from the design phase to mailing!
Hiring a wedding stationer can be daunting, but these questions simplify the process by helping you narrow the field quickly to find your perfect fit. While Maryland is our home base, Turnage + Watts serves classically romantic couples nationwide. If you’re interested in our services, reach out. We can’t wait to hear your vision for your custom suite!