When shopping for invitations it is helpful to be able to see and handle samples. This is especially true if you are going to the expense of having the invitations professionally printed. Below are some places where you can see such samples. This will help you choose invitations without being disappointed once they arrive.
Print Shops and Party Supply Stores
Larger print shops are going to have a huge number of wedding anniversary invitation samples. Every shop will not carry every brand of invitations, so if you are looking for something specific you might want to call around before visiting each shop. You will be able to view samples and get a sense of the weight of the paper and the general quality of the item. The sample book will also include information about what colors and font styles are available. Keep in mind that not every color will look good on every invitation. In fact, some colors will not show up at all on certain invitations. Some manufacturers will offers suggestions next to each invitation about which colors will work best. If that is not the case, you will have to ask the print shop or party supply store staff for some advice.
Through the Mail
More and more people are realizing that they can save money on their invitations by ordering them online. But how can you see a sample if you order online? There are two ways. The first is to request samples of any of the invitations that interest you. Many sites will send such samples via snail mail free of charge. Others will charge a very nominal fee or charge you only for the postage.
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Another option is to write down the name of the manufacturer and the item number and take it to a local print shop to see if they carry the same invitation. This will give you a chance to see the invitation sample. You can then order online if the price is much better.
Another reason that you may look for wedding anniversary invitation samples is to get some ideas for wording. If you already have selected your invitations then you can browse through books of phrasing samples. Most print shops will have such a book. Many online businesses that sell invitations will also have many wording samples available.
When you order wedding anniversary invitations you can use the wording from sample invitations or you can write custom phrasing. If you choose to write your own then the wording on the wedding anniversary invitation samples can provide a jumping off point from which you can write your custom invitations.
It is a good idea to look at several wedding anniversary invitation samples rather than going with the first one that you see. Viewing more than one sample will allow you to compare the quality and help you make a choice that you will be happy with once the invitations arrive. Taking the time to view samples is a good idea whether you plan to order from a print shop or online.