Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Finding Wedding cards

Planning your wedding can be a stressful and frustrating, not lest time consuming. All that time spent finding a venue for the ceremony, meal and the evening event and will they meet the needs of the size of the wedding you are planning. Great you have ticked all the boxes including a location that all your guests can reach but hang on, what style of wedding are you having. Will it be formal, informal, or themed and will the location fit your needs.

This can be a challenge and I have not even mentioned what people will be dressed in or the flowers let alone the other little things like place cards, thank you cards, and invitations.

Finding the perfect Wedding cards can be hard, especially on your feet as you travel from store to store only to find the same type of cards. There is another way and one that your feet will love you for, the internet. Sure, you can go to the online versions of the stores you visited on the high street to see their full range that they did not have in the physical store but there are many stores that only exist on the internet and these are the ones that we will be looking at today.

POD or print on demand sites, these sites have hundreds of thousands of designs on file and only produce a product when someone buys one. This way they can offer you all the designs and not just the popular ones. Because the card designs are created by artists from around the world you get a lot of different styles and themes to chose from. On Greeting Card Universe below says “any greeting card imaginable, if you can’t find what you are looking for just ask”, you can post your request to the site and this will be sent out to every artist to invite them to fill your brief. Another way is to contact an artist whose style you like to see if they would create a wedding card for you or make changes to one of their cards to suite your needs and this can hold true for the other sites to.

Here are some of the POD sites that I like to use but there are many more to be found on the internet.

Another place to look for ideas is Pinterest where you can click through to buy a product. One of the problems of buying from the internet is that the colour you see on your computer may not be the same as the card in your hand. This is because not everyone’s computer monitor is set to the same specifications as the POD sites printers and each POD site can be different. For this reason it is easer to order one of each of the cards that you have narrowed down so that you are sure about the look and feel in your hand. One of the advantages of buying from a POD site is that they are not going to run out of the card you have chosen so you can wait till they have a sale on (they are always having sales) before you place your order.

Still not found that unique card for your special day, why not have a look at hand crafted cards. Many skilled artists on sites like Etsy and Folksy. Another option is to make your own, at sites like Crafts U Print you can buy a file that has all the key elements that you can print out over and over again to make as many cards as you need including you practice attempts. Still not found what you want, why not have a go at making your own cards. If you are not sure how to do this then the book below is a great place to start.

The Complete Practical Guide toCard-Making: 200 Step-by-Step Techniques and Projects with 1100 Photographs

Beautiful to receive as well as fun to make; here is a sparkling selection of fabulous card-making projects designed for maximum decorative and creative effect. There are cards for holidays and festivals, birthday celebrations, special anniversaries and red letter days, plus cards to express love, friendship, apology, sympathy and much more. The introduction outlines materials and equipment you will need and demonstrates over 50 papercraft techniques to help you achieve your desired design. Bursting with ideas and illustrated with 1100 practical photographs this book is a treasury of inspiration for every creative crafts enthusiast.

I hope that you have found this post useful, if so please leave a comment. If you know of any places to find great Wedding cards post the link in the comments to help other people find them

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