Weddings: General Questions
Time Frames, Wedding Etiquette
How much do wedding invitations cost?
I specialize in creating custom stationery suites for any budget. Whether you love something you see in the shop, or want something entirely custom, your options are endless. Pricing starts at $2.75 per invitation which includes a flat invitation, mailing envelope, rsvp card and rsvp envelope.
Can I purchase a sample?
Yes! I have sample kits available for purchase. While physical samples do not include a personalized design, you will receive a digital proof of your exact design(s) to approve before any printing occurs.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Perhaps. Most brides inquire about invitations when they are ready to design and order. If you are ahead of the game and looking to reserve your date in our production schedule, we ask for a $50 non-refundable deposit. This guarantees your spot in our design and printing schedule, which can become fully booked at peak times! All orders must be paid in full before printing occurs.
How much is shipping?
Orders over $400 qualify for free shipping! As every wedding order is unique, I will calculate the shipping when your order request is received. We ship via USPS Priority Mail with tracking and insurance.
Are there any additional or hidden fees?
Absolutely not. I communicate closely with you on estimates, pricing, and details throughout the process so that you always have a clear understanding.
How long before I receive my order?
Once a final design is chosen, invitations will be printed, cut, and fully assembled. Depending on the quantity and complexity of your order, this can typically be 1-3 weeks. A detailed estimate will be given with your specific order.
How many invitations should I order?
I recommend that you determine a good count at the beginning, as they can be costly to order too many extras. An extra 10% will account for any last minute guests, envelope address mistakes, etc.. Don't forget to save one as a keepsake for yourself!
What postage will I need?
Most invitations will need the 2oz rate. A large heavy invitation could go to the 3oz rate (with ribbons, liners, etc). Square invitations will incur additional postage as per USPS regulations. RSVP cards and envelopes need the 1oz rate, but we can also do RSVP postcards that will save you money by using the lower postcard rate. You can always take a finished invitation to the post office to be weighed and get the correct amount of postage. I also suggest bringing your full set to the post office and asking them to be hand cancelled - this prevents them from running through the machines and getting barcodes applied, and machine markings.
When should I send Save-the-Dates?
Save the Dates are usually mailed 6-8 months in advance of the wedding., sometimes even sooner if it requires guests to travel far.
When should we mail our wedding invitations?
I like to suggest at least 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Sooner if it is a destination wedding, or requires far travel for most guests.
What response date should I use on my RSVP cards?
I recommend 3+ weeks before your wedding date. Check with your reception venue to see when they need a final count by, and then add 1-2 weeks so you can call those stragglers who didn't respond.
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