Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tailoring the invitation to the budget: DIY

Many of the invitations we're famous for at Margot Madison Stationery have been of the more elaborate variety, like the ones we've done for event planner Colin Cowie. While we love working with unlimited budgets, there are many more invitations we do within a budget.

As Lindsay was preparing a Bar Mitzvah invitation today, I thought it would be a good time to mention that we offer and encourage the option to do your own assembly with your invitations. Many of our customers have saved thousands of dollars off their original quote by doing some adhering of layers, or assembly of bows and more. If we know this up front, we can design the invitation according to your crafting comfort level. We even rent our tape gun and have a little practice session before you leave so you know exactly what to do to get the results you want (without ripping the invitation into shreds!).

The photo above illustrates this. The various pieces of the Bar Mitzvah are cut and ready for our customer to pick up today. She has already assembled the 3 layers of the invitation. Now she will tape and assemble the pocket folder, stack and insert the informational cards, add the printed "belly band" and mail. It takes time and patience (and a learning curve sometimes) but well worth the effort!

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