FAQs

GENERAL

How many invitations should I order?

A general rule of thumb is one invitation per household. Children 18 years of age or older still living at home should receive their own invitation. Its always a good idea to order 10-15 extra for keepsakes and last minute guest additions

Where are you located?

I am located in Howell, Michigan. I do not have a store front, but if youre in the area we can schedule an in-person meeting at a local coffeehouse or eatery!

Do you offer consultations?

Yes! Complimentary consultations are available via phone, zoom or if youre local, in person!

Can I see a sample before buying?

Yes! Sample kits are available in my Etsy shop for $12. They include the invitation, reply card, envelopes and embellishments as shown. Along with single and double ply card stock swatches, vellum paper swatches, digital ink swatches and up to 5 color swatches of your choice! 

Samples are pre-printed and not customizable.

Do you provide coordinating pieces?

Yes! Chances are, whatever you need I can provide. This includes save the dates and day of pieces including, but not limited to, thank you cards, programs, menus, table numbers, place and escort cards, seating charts, gift tags, event signage, coasters, drink signs—if theres something you have in mind, please ask! 

How much will postage cost?

Once your order is complete you will need to bring a fully assembled invitation to the Post Office to be weighed for postage. The amount of postage required for your invitations will vary depending on the weight and embellishments chosen. Ribbon and Wax seals will automatically incur an additional charge for being a non-machinable parcel. Postage will run ¢55 for 1 ounce sets and an additional ¢15 for each additional ounce.

What are inner envelopes and are they necessary?

Double envelopes carried through from tradition and are used for more formal weddings. Inner envelopes hold your invitation suite and are left unsealed. The inner envelopes are then stuffed into the outer, mailing envelope providing an extra layer of protection for your invitations. The use of double envelopes is highly recommended if using wax seals and/or envelope liners as it will afford your guest’s a pristine presentation of your invitations. 

What is the difference between Escort and Place Cards?

ESCORT CARDS are used at the entrance to your reception to inform your guests of their table number. 1 card per couple.

PLACE CARDS are used at the place setting to direct your guests to the seat that is assigned to them at the table. These are also often used to indicate meal choices. 1 card per guest.

ORDERING & TIMELINE

When should I place my order?

To maintain quality standards and a personalized experience, I take on a limited number of clients each year. It is recommended that you place your order as early as possible to ensure availability. Timelines depend on the project scope.

FOR COLLECTION WEDDING INVITATIONS

Begin process 3-6  months prior to your wedding date

Use the guide below to determine when you should order and mail your wedding invitations based on your wedding month.

What is the turnaround time?

Average turnaround for a digitally printed suite is about 6 weeks. Letterpress and foil stamped invitations add 1-2 weeks to production and assembly adds 1-2 weeks. Turnaround time varies based on the complexity of the order

Can I pay to rush my order?

Rush orders are accommodated based on availability. Projects needed under a 6 week turn around are subject to a 20% rush fee of your order total. Please check for availability.

DESIGN PROCESS,

PAPER, AND PRINTING

How many proofs are included?

COLLECTION DESIGNS: Total of 4 proofs. One initial proof and 3 revision rounds to make minor adjustments and changes.

CUSTOM DESIGNS: Total of 6 proofs. One initial proof and 5 revision rounds to make minor adjustments and changes. 

Each revision round beyond those included are billed at $50/hour with a $10 set up fee.

January

Order in September

Mail in November

February

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Mail in December

March

Order in November

Mail in January

April

Order in December

Mail in February

May

Order in January

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June

Order in February

Mail in April

July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Mail in October

DESIGN PROCESS,

PAPER, AND PRINTING

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What print methods do you offer?

I focus mainly on digital printing which is the most versatile and economical method. Letterpress and foil stamping are also available.

What papers do you offer?

Pure white, 120# single ply, or 240# double ply eggshell stock is used for digitally printed and foil stamped suites. The Eggshell paper has a matte finish with a subtle fibrous texture. 

Pure white 118# single ply cotton, or 236# double ply cotton is used for letter press suites as it yields the best results for a deep impression. For suites that have some cards letterpress printed and some digitally printed, the digitally printed cards are also upgraded to cotton paper to maintain a cohesive look.

CUSTOMIZATION

 What all can be customized?

Just about everything! Really! Thats the beauty about my wedding collection—they are truly made just for you! Colors and embellishments are all mixed and matched, and hand selected to be tailored specifically to your wedding aesthetic for a seamless translation of your wedding onto paper. 

Can I change the colors on a collection design?

Yes! The collection designs are highly customizable to fit the style and colors of your wedding. The only exception is the watercolor florals. While custom color palettes for the florals can be accommodated it will incur an additional fee which is calculated on a case-by-case basis.  

Can I change the fonts on a collection design?

Yep! While font changes on house designs is not recommended, it can be accommodated. Keep in mind that most of the design is driven by the font choice so changing a font will greatly alter the final look.

Can I include a venue illustration?

Yes! Venue illustrations are a great way to really make your stationery personal. We can include it on your invitations, as a vellum overlay, on your envelope liners—lots of possibilities 

Can I include a monogram on a design that doesn’t have one?

Yes! If theres a design that you like that does not have a monogram, we can definitely add one!  

Can I send you artwork to use?

As long as you have the rights to use it that is definitely a possibility!

PRODUCTION & ASSEMBLY

Will my invitations come assembled?

That is completely up to you! You may opt to assemble them yourself or I offer a premium assembly service with the option to have them mailed for you as a hands-off, stress free experience!

How long does production take once my proofs are approved?

Once your proofs are approved digital printing takes about 1-2 weeks. Letterpress and foil stamping takes about 2-3 weeks. Assembly takes about 1-2 weeks depending on quantity and complexity.

SHIPPING

How will my invitations ship?

All orders are shipped USPS Priority with tracking, insurance, and require signature upon delivery. In order to provide my clients with the best possible shipping rates, shipping is calculated by weight once the order is complete. There is a flat shipping charge of $20 applied to your initial invoice. This will be credited toward your final shipping invoice.

Do you ship internationally?

Not at this time.

CANCELLATIONS, RETURNS, & REPRINTS

Can I cancel my order?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your order please let me know as soon as possible. Cancellation will result in forfeiture of your 50% retainer along with any materials already purchased.

Can I return my order?

Due to the customized nature of the product being produced, I do not offer returns or refunds.

What if I find an error after printing?

Because all proofs are approved by you, the cost of a reprint would be your responsibility. In the event a reprint is needed due to an error on the final printed pieces that does not match the approved proofs, I will provide new invitations free of any charge.

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