Does that seem too far out? Well, if you can, planning ahead helps, and this tale helps show that.
I get a lot of requests for skull pins as wedding accessories for gents, as they are a perfect alternative (or addition) to the usual cufflinks, and a great way to add a little personality to the men's outfits (usually the ladies get all of the accessory options!)
This canny couple were planning in advance to not only spread the cost, but so they could also get spot on what they wanted. They were smart enough to know that even once you have found your dream wedding jewellery, gifts, decor etc, it can take a good maker time to discuss your personal tweaks and get it just right for you.
So how did we get on?
I provided images for colour comparisons, and then the groom hit a problem - he liked too many of the colour options!
Here is where the extra time was useful - I have a pin design which uses multiple beads on chains, so suggested this as a way he could combine all of the colours he wanted, and also his pin would be utterly unique compared to his groomsmen. A few mock up examples later, some more photos and back and forth swapping options around, and his colour combination was finalised.
My items are always packed with a small hand drawn tag each, which can be used as a gift tag, but also helps to identify the contents when multiple items are packed together. Every pin's packaging had a colour coded skull illustration, wedding themed, so they wouldn't need to be unwrapped to know who to give each one to.