Be thorough in your hiring process. Read reviews and always ask to see and feel an actual invitation sample piece. Pay close attention to its texture and weight especially. Inspect the print closely as well as the envelope. You don’t want to end up with flimsy cardstock or poor quality print with no time to fix it.
Discuss assembly and finished product expectations with your designer. Layered pieces and pocket folds can mean a large amount of assembly required for the looks you love. You’ll want to know if you need to organize a weekend with your girls and a case of wine to glue all the pieces together or if your stationery will arrive fully assembled. Most reputable custom designers will include assembly in their package pricing so there’s no doubt that each finished suite will be perfect.