My name is Nicole Block of the Nic Studio. I do stationary and illustrations, and I specialize in custom wedding invitations and special event invitations. My website is thenicstudio.com and I'll be talking to you today about wedding invitations. Getting a custom wedding invitation is a great way to make your wedding stand out and to really communicate what you want to say about your wedding to your guests. This is something that costs more money, and takes more time so plan ahead. Custom invitations are always more expensive so keep that in your budget. And custom wedding invitations always take more time, usually about three to five months so make sure you plan ahead or else you'll be paying really high rush fees! Make sure you choose a designer who you really really love! I like a lot of information from my clients. I want to know what the bride is wearing. I want to know where they're getting married, I want to know the story of their courtship. I want to know everything about them: their likes, their dislikes, the color preferences, everything. All of this helps me figure out exactly how to put together their invitation. Don't be afraid to send what ever crosses your mind to your designer. Schedule a meeting in person if at all possible with your designer. You want to touch the papers, you want to look at the color swatches. This is really important. You likely don't know all of your paper stocks, all of the color swatches. What you see on the screen always communicates differently to what's actually on paper. So that's it. Enjoy yourself, pick somebody you love, and go with the flow. Tell them everything about you, and you'll be much happier with the results.