Frequent questions with instant answers
If you’re wondering what this wedding stationery malarkey is all about, these FAQs should help you out. But if you’re still looking for answers, just drop me message and I’d love to help.
What information do you need when I first get in touch to place my order?
When you decide you want to order your stationery from me I just need a few basic details to create your quote and get the ball rolling as efficiently as possible. 1. How many day & evening invitation packs you need - remember it's one per couple/household, not per guest. 2. Whether you’re having a set menu or need a menu plus an RSVP with food choices. Each package comes with an RSVP, information card, bellyband, and sticker seal as standard - but if your requirements are any different just let me know in your email.
When should I send my save the dates and invitations?
There aren’t any set rules, but save the dates sent approximately 12-18 months before your wedding and formal invitations about 6 months before give your guests plenty of time to respond and make their own arrangements.
Do I have to send save the date cards?
You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to! That said, save the date cards are a thoughtful way of giving your guests plenty of notice and build some excitement about the big day. You can also relax a bit while you plan the details, knowing that your guests have the date in their diaries.
Do you offer special print finishes such as letterpress or foil stamping?
When the design calls for an extra twist of luxe detailing, you can’t beat a special print finish. My customisable collections are flat printed to suit all budgets, but if you’re interested in adding a touch of luxe just get in touch and we can have a chat about how that would work and the costs involved.
How long does it take to get my order?
This really depends on the design work involved and type of printing. For a flat print invitation from the pre-designed collection it can take as little as 3 weeks from your order to receiving the items. If you have all the details ready, such as names, numbers and personalisation, I can turn things around much faster than most! For special print effects it can take a couple weeks longer due to the set up required for printing. For bespoke orders you can expect to receive your finished order within 8 weeks, depending on the print finish you would like.
Will I see the design before it’s printed?
Of course! Once we’ve agreed your individual designs, I’ll send you a digital pdf proof of all items for approval. It’s really important that you check all text is correct at this stage as any changes required after they’ve been sent to the printers will incur a re-run print fee.
How will I receive my invitations?
I love seeing the final suite of invitations come together and your order will be carefully packed in a well wrapped, protective box. It is then posted using a signed for service and can be delivered to any mainland UK postal address or overseas on request. The postage cost varies because the size of each order is different and the price for delivery will be included on your balance. If you’re local to me, you’ll have the option of collecting by appointment.
How many invitations should I order?
You only need to order enough invitations per household, not per guest - which is good news for large families! A few additional invitations are a good idea just in case there are any changes to your guest list. Due to the print set up costs there is a minimum order of 30 for all wedding stationery. If you do need to order additional invitations at a later date just get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.
Are envelopes and liners included in the price?
Coordinating envelopes are included with all invitations, save the dates and reply cards. Envelope liners are available to purchase for any customisable range and of course can always be added for any bespoke order.