How to find the perfect Wedding invitation…

So you’re on the hunt for the perfect Wedding invitation! That piece of paper perfection that encapsulates the style of your Wedding, represents your unique and inimitable taste, that speaks directly to your guests and gently whispers ‘this is going to be the most amazing Wedding ever’. As luck would have it, we have the uber knowledgeable, on trend, design King of Wedding invitations on hand in the form of Richard from Com Bossa Wedding Invitations to give you the lowdown on achieving peerless, paper perfection and avoiding fussy, flimsy failure.

“The perfect Wedding invitation…Ok so you’re not asking for much, but then again it is your Wedding and this is the first element your guests will see, so let’s make it a statement of intention.

(I’m just going to get this out there from the start. When it comes to Wedding stationery I’m not a fan of ribbons and bows and I really don’t like diamanté brooches. So if bling’s your thing look away now.)

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So, where to start. Well googling ‘Wedding invitations’ and clicking away could lead you to some very dark places indeed. Top of the results features a sprinkling of ‘stack ‘em high, print ’em cheap’ behemoths. If you’re looking for a supplier who offers a more personal service a different approach might be the way to Wedding invitation wondrousness.

Here are our top six tips for finding your perfect Wedding invitation…

Use Google Image Search

Wedding invitations and their design is a very visual thing so using a google image search quickly allows you to scroll through tons of designs from a whole range of suppliers. As you scroll down you can click through to any that catch your eye.

Refine Your Search

When you have more of an idea of the style you like or if you already have a set notion of the style of your Wedding you can refine your search. If you are having a vintage Wedding it makes sense to search for ‘vintage Wedding invitations‘. If you’re going more classic and elegant add these to Wedding invitations in your search and… well you get the idea.

perfect wedding invitation

perfect wedding invitationUse Pinterest

If you search ‘Wedding invitations’ on Pinterest you’ll be presented with literally thousands of results. Handily Pinterest provides a style bar across the top of your search page to allow you to explore different styles in like ‘rustic’ or ‘elegant’ or ‘vintage’ in more depth. As you come across designs that you like add them to your designated Wedding Invitation board. When you’ve pinned away to your hearts content you can review your choices. Seeing different designs along side each other can be really helpful in narrowing things down.

Attend Wedding Fayres (be selective!)

Wedding Fayres vary tremendously in the types of suppliers they attract. The biggest shows will attract some of the more ‘keen to sell’ suppliers. If you know that you are looking for something a little alternative and suited to your discerning sense of style, then smaller more curated shows like The Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre might just be your supplier nirvana.

Fayres will also give you the chance to get up close and personal with the invitations and really feel the quality. You’ll also get a chance to meet the supplier and get an idea of who they are and what they do.

Order Ample Samples

Most suppliers provide a way of sampling their wares. If you are going to get a true picture of what to expect sampling is essential. It’s difficult to really appreciate the lustre of a hot foil stamped Wedding invitation or the deep impression in luxe card of a letter press Wedding invitation until you have one in your hands.

Be aware though that asking a stationer to produce a physical sample of your perfect Wedding invitation prior to placing an order is a little like asking to eat a restaurant’s dish and then deciding whether you will stay and pay the bill.

perfect wedding invitation

perfect wedding invitation

Go Bespoke

If after endless hours of googling and pinning and oohing and aaahing you have yet to stumble upon ‘the one’ fear not: many stationers offer a fully bespoke Wedding invitation design service. Generally you’ll speak directly to, or sit down with, the designer and discuss your ideas and vision for that ideal invitation. The designer can then prepare some options for you and you can both work together until you’ve reached the heights of haute couture paper perfection. Having a your own unique bespoke design created may cost a little more, but it should ensure that you have indeed found your perfect Wedding invitation.

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Wishing you the very best of luck on your quest for that special piece of print that encapsulates all you could wish for.

Richard x



glasgow girls wedding fayre

Do check out Com Bossa Wedding Invitations for a plethora of design choices that will blow you away or make a date to come and see a smorgasbord of designs from Com Bossa Wedding Invitations at the next Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre!

You can also claim your free sample from Com Bossa Wedding Invitations up until the end of October! Simply select an invitation from their website and enter ‘GLASGOW GIRLS’ at checkout to receive your free, perfect Wedding invitation sample. If you love your sample invitation and go on to order your Wedding stationery from Com Bossa you’ll receive a complimentary Table Plan worth £85. (offer excludes letterpress and embossed stationery).



12th October 2017