Why not add flare to your invitations. I find getting an illustration personally hand drawn or painted is always a great way to get your invitations looking super duper original! Maybe you have a favourite artist and illustrator? Or better yet maybe a friend or a relative who would be honoured to create a chef d’oeuvre for your wedding stationery. I personally like the simple look so I often hire Pam Lostracco, a long time friend, designer, illustrator and artist. Here are a few key tips I recommend when working with an illustrator. Make sure the artist or illustrator’s style reflects what your in search of. Specifics need to be well understood so maybe put together a mini visual library? Ask to see very initial sketches prior to finalizing illustrations just to make sure they are what you’re looking for. You may also want to ask for the original artwork for a keep sake.