I know the first thing that comes to mind as you hear “Build-Your-Invite”, you think Build-a-Bear.
Even if you don’t have five kids like myself, you have walked past the store in the mall before, seeing the endless possibilities of customizing your very own teddy bear. Julie Hanan Design has created a unique process that allows you the very same endless possibilities in building your wedding invitations.
Why BUILD-YOUR-INVITE ™? The issue that Julie was seeing over and over again was the same, that I’m sure the little girls see when they walk into Toys R’ Us, looking for the perfect teddy bear. They aren’t finding the exact accessories, style or colors they want.
Julie Hanan Design wanted to enable the couples to virtually build their own wedding invitation suite accessing Julie’s sought after designs, while customizing many many options to make them fit in their wedding design.
Not only are these designs gorgeous, but they are also affordable! Now that is music to one’s ears. Pricing on her base invitation suites begin at only $2.75/ea for Flat Panel invitations and $4.75/ea for Pocketfold Invitations! High-end cardstocks, unique embellishments and envelope addressing options are additional decorative upgrades that you can add to make your invitation personalized for your special day.
For example, you may love the colors of one invitation but not especially the layout or the cardstock. With Julie Hanan Design’s BUILD YOUR INVITE ™ you are in control of every aspect of your invitation suite. The layout of the invitation is where you start; next you choose the specific paper that will turn this into a custom one-of-a-kind invitation for you. Paper is huge in the stationery world, and Julie would tell you that mixing and matching color tones with texture is so important! Layering is also important to give you a high-quality design, and of course having more than one color is ideal. Julie recommends selecting at least three colors (for ink, paper and embellishments) on your invitations to create the most interest.
All of this is 100% customizable which is amazing if you really think about it. Julie sat down with me to explain this unique online wedding invitation builder that she created. The facts are that there are over 4 million invitation variations that you can create. That sounds like any couple’s dream come true when it comes to creating a custom wedding invitation while not breaking the bank!
I know that a unique wedding invitation is the first thing brides think of when they think of wedding stationery, but can I tell you as a luxury wedding planner, I have to remind brides of all the extensions to their wedding stationery suite. The often overlooked wedding menus, place cards, escort cards (there is a difference), wedding programs, and don’t forget the thank you cards. All of these items, which in my opinion are just as important as the wedding invitations, to ensure a truly cohesive look and theme, are available to complete your wedding invitation suite.
You can get started today with Julie’s BUILD YOUR INVITE ™ collection to see for yourself how truly amazing this really is. Order a sample from her Etsy shop to get a glimpse of this collection!
Posted on Mon, March 31, 2014
by Jenée Allan filed under