by Sally King The excitement of a wedding truly begins with the invitations, making it very real that a couple will soon be ‘man and wife.’ With all of the stress that can be brought with planning a wedding, online ordering offers an easy, stylish, and affordable option for wedding invites that will help couples keep their cool from the announcement to the thank-you and everything in between. Wedding planning can be fretful, and while the bride and groom are trying to figure out all the little details that go into a wedding, the invitation portion of planning can be made simple. By ordering online, card companies such as Pear Tree Greetings, which is based out of Mankato, makes it easy from start to finish. Couples are able to browse through collections and find everything from wedding invitations to response cards, reception cards to thank you cards, address labels to gift tags. A couple can even edit photos online or choose from up to 65 color choices to match the wedding colors—and find that perfect shade of magenta. With fresh formats, including five-panel layouts, ribbon strands, and magnets, wedding cards can represent a couple’s style, all at the click of your mouse. And should the bride have any questions, there is even a live chat. A common mistake that couples make while ordering the amount of invitations is when they order per guest, rather than per couple/family. “It is a common mistake because nearly everything else you are accounting for is based on per guest, “ says Christy Bode, marketing manager at Pear Tree Greetings. “A way to avoid this common mistake is to create two lists. Have one tab labeled, ‘Food’ and another tab labeled ‘Invites.’ “ With affordable pricing, exclusive customization options, online ordering of wedding invitations allow brides and grooms to celebrate one of life’s most shareable moments, while staying on budget and reflecting their own unique style.