Help! Paper invitation etiquette for this situation?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
7179 posts
Busy Beekeeper

glasskey:  I don’t think offering to pay for your friend’s services (graphic designer) is offensive.  I would actually insist that you pay her and not assume she’ll do the work for free.  My friends who are vendors are often miffed at how many people assume their time is free, just because they are friends.  Since you like her work, tell her what you are planning, and ask her if she’d consider you a client.  Then ask her to quote you what it will cost.  Since money is no object, I’m sure she’ll be honest with you, in assessing what she’s willing to do (either as a gift or not).

Regarding how to announce – I’d format the reception invites as celebrations of your marriage that took place previously… and I’d do a formal invite for the ceremony as well!

Post # 4
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i think asking her if she’d design your wedding invitations would be fine, as long as you didn’t assume that she’d do it for free. and just in case, have a backup plan if she says no. i don’t think her not being invited to one of the receptions/parties would make a difference.

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