When ordering your wedding stationery there is a very important part of the process which needs your utmost attention. If you don’t do this right, then your stationery could be ruined, not as perfect as you’d hoped or you might be looking at expensive reprinting costs.The process to ensure all of this is avoided is called the proofreading process.Below I am going to show you how to do this correctly, but also how to help the process along with the information you initially submit to your stationery supplier.
Your wedding stationer will be the one to create the artwork for all of your stationery items. So in order to do this, you will need to submit all of the very important details to go on your invitations, the menus and all other stationery that you require for your wedding. Details you will be asked to submit
But you won’t be required to structure the wording, this is done by White Cherry Invitations How do you submit your wedding details?At White Cherry Invitations, you will be given an online form to complete which will prompt you for everything. This is when it is important to ensure that all of the details you submit are correct. Make sure you have the correct grammar and include absolutely everything you want printed on your stationery. This includes the day of the week for your wedding day, your first names or full names, the ordinals after a number such as th, rd, st for your wedding date, etc). What you submit here is what your stationer will use to build your artwork.Guest names and addressesYou will be given a template to submit all of your guest names and addresses. Note: your guest names on the invitations are different to the names on the envelopes, such as;Invitation is ‘John & Mary’Envelope is ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ or ‘John Smith & Mary Carter’
It is important that you get the first and last names, and titles correct here.
It is also extremely important to write all guest addresses exactly as the spreadsheet asks. Do not assume that missing states and postcodes will be added. Everything will be printed exactly as per your guest list.
At the end of the day, all of the responsibility for your printed stationery & signage is yours.Before you let your stationer know that all of your digital artwork is approved to be printed, use the following tips to ensure every single phrase, word, letter, number and space is correct.
How to proofread