Let’s talk details. We recommend that you contact us as early as possible to begin the design process – usually 4-6 months prior to your wedding. If you happen to be planning a fabulous destination wedding, then we may suggest starting even sooner.
It is always nice to have extra time for creativity so we can design an invitation that reflects the style of your wedding. Plus, we are always mindful of revisions, these can take some time depending on how many you request. It typically takes 1-2 months from the time you sign our contract to the time we deliver your invitations. Remember, your invitations should be in the mail 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date; 10-12 weeks if you are planning a destination wedding, so the sooner we get started the better!
We suggest you start to make your guest list and gather addresses as soon as possible; this process can take longer than you think. Keep in mind; you will need only one invitation per family or couple, not one for each guest at the wedding. And if you are inviting an adult child (over the age of 18) who still lives at home, you may wish to send him/her an individual invitation. You’ll also want at least 10 additional invitations for any last minute guests and to have some for keepsakes of your own. Ordering additional invites is more costly after the fact because of the small quantity and the rush; it’s always more cost effective to add those in at the beginning.
Our invitation designs are specific to you. Depending on style, theme and embellishments an invitation price can vary between brides, therefore, it is difficult to tell you specific pricing before we consult with you. When we meet with you we will get a better idea of your invitation – the paper and materials, custom graphics and monogram, number of inserts, and quantity. We will provide you with a proposal via email that covers all of the details we discussed. We do our very best to work within your budget and will always offer creative solutions to give you amazing invitations that fit your needs.
On average you can expect a design from us to be $7-$9 per set, fully assembled. This includes a layered invitation, a response card, a response envelope with the address printed, and an outer mailing envelope with return address printing. We include custom design and assembly in our costs, we do not charge separately. We are happy to discuss self-assembly, but we find that when all is said and done, brides who self assemble wish they hadn’t as it can be tricky and time consuming.
We do our best to accommodate rush orders. We will charge a 20-25% rush fee due to the fact that we’ll have to rush your materials and fit you in between other clients. If you are short on time, please contact us to see what our availability is and how we can help.
Due to the custom nature of your order we apply the following guidelines. If for any reason you decide to cancel your order before the final approval to go to print, then you forfeit your 50% deposit. If you decide to cancel after you have approved the final proof, you must do so in writing and we retain the right to keep the final amount. If any changes or errors are found after we have gone to print, then we must charge to re-print, no exceptions.