Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY INVITATIONS?
It is recommended you send your wedding invitations out about 2 months before you wedding. Add to that the time it will take for design and printing. For ready made collection designs please leave about 4 to 6 weeks for the design and printing process. For custom designs please leave 8 to 12 weeks. So a general estimate of when to begin would be 3 to 4 months before your wedding for ready made collection designs and 6 to 7 months before your wedding for custom designs. Read my blog about this here!
CAN YOU RUSH OUR INVITATIONS?
We take a limited number of rush orders based on our availability. Rush orders may require additional fees. Please contact us to review your timeline if you feel you might need a rush order. We also offer expedited printing and/or shipping for a small fee.
CAN I PRINT MY OWN INVITATIONS?
We do not offer our designs as printable wedding invitations. We value quality and we know you do too, so we have worked to build great relationships with quality printers to benefit all of our couples.
CAN YOU DO LETTERPRESS OR FOIL PRINTING?
Yes! We offer letterpress and foil printing as custom orders. As well as blind debossing, and other custom printing processes. Please contact us to discuss your design ideas and we can provide a quote. Learn more about these print processes here.
WHAT IS HAND LETTERING?
Hand lettering is also sometimes referred to as modern calligraphy. It is the process of writing out the couples names by hand and then adding them to the invitations. In this case Amanda Arneill is our hand lettering artist and she has 4 styles of hand lettering that you can choose from. Her process involves sketching out your names until she gets them just right, then tracing them into a computer program to create what is called "vector artwork". This allows for me to use her custom hand lettering and print it onto your invitations. It's like magic! See our 4 hand lettering designs here.
CAN THE WORDING BE CUSTOMIZED?
Yes, all wording can be customized to fit your event's needs.
CAN I CHANGE THE FONTS?
Yes, all designs fonts can be changed. If you know a specific font by name that you would like to be used please let me know and I can let you know if I own it. If not we talk about purchasing options for that specific font or you can choose from a list of fonts (found here).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEMI-CUSTOM COLLECTION AND CUSTOM DESIGNS?
Collection designs are ready made and easily customized with your event information. These designs are budget-friendly and have the quickest turn-around time. Nearly-Custom Designs are for when you want to make minimal changes to the design. Learn more about that here. Custom designs are completely new and unique designs made especially for you. Custom designs can include foil printing, letterpress printing, and/or flat digital printing. See more information about custom designs here.
HOW MANY PROOFS ARE INCLUDED?
For Semi-Custom Collection Designs 3 rounds of proofs are included. For Nearly-Custom Designs 4 rounds of proofs are included. For Custom Designs 5 rounds of proofs are included. To help streamline the process we request that you take some time to review your proofs with your partner and consolidate your change requests into one email. Change requests must be in email form. Each email requesting changes will count as 1 round of changes.
HOW MANY INVITATIONS SHOULD I ORDER?
To determine how many invitations you need we recommend that you create your guest list grouping everyone by household. You will need to send one invitation to each household. We recommend adding 15-20% to that number to reach the total you should order.
CAN YOU PUT THE GUEST'S ADDRESSES ON THE ENVELOPES?
Yes, absolutely. Our hand lettering artist, Amanda Arneill, can address your envelopes by hand or we can digitally print the addresses on your envelopes as well. If you plan on having Amanda address your envelopes please let us know right away so we can ensure there is space on the schedule. If you have your own calligrapher, we are happy to mail the envelopes directly to them. Please be sure to order 20%+ extra envelopes just in case (or whatever your calligrapher recommends). Read my blog post about tips for envelope addressing!
DO YOU CREATE DAY OF PAPER GOODS, LIKE MENUS AND PROGRAMS, TOO?
Yes, definitely. We are always happy to design matching day of paper goods for your wedding. Whether you have chosen a collection design or a custom design, matching menus, programs, and place cards are always available. Wedding signage and Table numbers are also available. If you would like hand lettered signage we can help collaborate your designs with Amanda Arneill's custom lettering. Please Inquire for custom rates for hand lettered signage.
WHEN SHOULD WE ORDER OUR DAY OF STATIONERY?
Please order at least 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding. We can start with the information you know for sure and add in any details yet to be confirmed closer to the event. Printing and shipping will take a minimum of one full calendar week for flat digital printing (without a rush) and 3 to 5 weeks for specialty printing (letterpress and foil).
CAN YOU PUT OUR GUESTS NAMES ON THE ESCORT CARDS?
Yes. We can digitally print your guests names on our place cards or we can coordinate sending them to Amanda Arneill (or your own calligrapher) to be guest addressed.
DO YOU DO SHOWER INVITATIONS?
Yes! We have some designs in our Etsy Shop. But we are always happy to make custom designs for any event or occasion. Get started on a quote for your shower or event stationery here!
WHAT IS A CUSTOM WEDDING MAP?
Wedding maps are custom illustrations of a specific area, typically including your wedding locations, created and styled for your guests functional use and enjoyment. They also make great keepsakes to be framed by the couple or included in wedding albums. Wedding maps are 100% custom created by me (Emily) and can be styled to match your wedding colors, themes and style. From the fonts, locations, size and colors to the wording, theme and icons, the map is created to enhance your guests experience on your wedding weekend. Many out of town guests don't know where to go or what there is to do around the town, so it is a great idea to include a few things your guests can do when they aren't participating in wedding activities. You can include an itinerary on the back or a welcome note. Put the maps in your welcome baskets or use them as a save the date. The possibilities are endless. LEARN MORE ABOUT MAPS HERE
WHAT IF WE WANT TO USE THE MAP FOR OUR OUT OF TOWN GUEST BAGS TOO?
Not a problem. If you purchased a map design for your save the dates or with your invitation suite, but also want to use it for your out of town guest bags, we can re-use the design in a few ways. If you need information changed on the front or back there will be a design fee to cover that plus the cost of the additional prints. If you need the map re-sized there might be additional fees depending on the scope of the re-sizing. This will be determined on a case by case basis. If you want to add additional locations those are available for 10.00 each for digital illustrated designs and $25 each for watercolor map designs.
CAN YOU ASSEMBLE ALL OF OUR INVITATIONS?
Sure, We'd be happy to include assembly of your invitations. This will be an additional fee based on the number of invitations you ordered and the number of items in each suite. Please contact us for an exact quote.
CAN YOU MAIL ALL OF OUR INVITATIONS TO OUR GUESTS FOR US?
No, we do not provide mailing services for you. However we can get them to the point of being ready to mail by adding envelope addressing, assembly and the price of postage. We are happy to get you a quote for adding these services if you are interested. We would make sure that all invitations are ready to go, fully assembled, stuffed, addressed, stamped and sealed and then bulk mailed to you to handle the mailing.
HOW LONG ARE YOUR QUOTES VALID?
30 days. Our prices do not change very often, but sometimes we might need to adjust prices slightly based on cost changes from our suppliers. Prices will not change if you place your deposit within 3o days of receiving your official quote.