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BEHIND THE SCENES  |  @BLONDEANDBRINDLELLC 

site design by blonde & brindle design co. llc

©2019

serving Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids & coast to coast

hello@blondeandbrindle.com

HOW DO I PLACE AN ORDER?

The Process Page will give you a detailed, step by step outline of how to order your wedding stationery and will walk you through what to expect throughout the ordering and design processes.

HOW MUCH WILL MY INVITATIONS COST?

You can quickly and easily assemble a general quote by using this Pricing Guide. Personalized quotes are provided free of charge by submitting your design details with one of the appropriate forms: House Design or Custom Design

WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME?

Turnaround times vary based on order quantity, complexity of the order, the amount of revisions, and communication time between parties. Upon final approval of your design, production and assembly takes on average 2-4 weeks.

WHEN SHOULD I PLACE MY ORDER?

I work with a limited number of clients each month, so it is recommended that you place your order as early as possible to ensure availability. Use the general guidelines below to give you a good idea.

SAVE THE DATES

PURCHASE: 7-10 months before your wedding

MAIL: 6-9 months before your wedding

WEDDING INVITATIONS

PURCHASE SEMI-CUSTOM DESIGN: 4-5 months before your wedding

PURCHASE CUSTOM DESIGN: 5-7 months before your wedding

MAIL: 8 weeks before your wedding

DAY OF PAPERS

PURCHASE: 1.5-2 months before your wedding

CAN I PAY TO RUSH MY ORDER?

I take on a very limited number of rush orders to ensure the quality of the final product is not jeopardized and maintains Blonde & Brindle business standards. Rush fees are 20% of your order total. Please check for availability.

WILL MY INVITATIONS COME ASSEMBLED?

This is completely up to you! I offer two assembly methods:

DIY ASSEMBLY have a girl's night or have a fun night with your fiancé and make memories that will last a lifetime while assembling your invitations. An assembly guide is included.

PREMIUM ASSEMBLY  This is where I do all the heavy lifting for you. Your invitations arrive to you fully assembled and stuffed into the mailing envelopes; 

all you have to do is seal them shut and bring them to the Post Office to be 

weighed for postage! 

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 PRINT METHODS DO YOU OFFER?

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

WHAT COLOR INKS DO YOU OFFER?

With digital printing the options are nearly endless. Visit the Design Studio to see the most commonly used colors. Please note that colors do vary from screen to print so I am unable to guarantee that what you see on your screen is how it will look printed.

CAN I CHANGE THE COLORS?

Yes! My collection designs are highly customizable to fit the style and colors of your wedding. Ink and envelope colors, liner colors and patterns, belly bands, it can all be custom tailored to your specifications. 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?

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.

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.

WHAT ARE INNER ENVELOPES?

Inner envelopes basically carried through from tradition but, there are a handful of reasons of why they're beneficial. Your inner envelopes, which don't get glued shut, hold the invitation suite and will be fitted inside the outer (mailing) envelope that will travel through the mail. Benefit #1, extra protection! You would traditionally put the title and last names of each individual guest you're inviting on the inner envelope. Benefit #2, this is a prime spot to clear up any issues regarding who exactly is invited from each family. Lastly, and benefit #3, I recommend them if you're using an envelope liner, the pretty decorative piece that dresses up the inside of your envelope, because, remember how I said they don't get glued shut? When using inner envelopes, your liner goes in the inner envelope and doesn't get destroyed when the envelope's opened because guests can just lift the flap.   

 

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLACE AND ESCORT CARDS?

ESCORT CARDS are used at the entrance to your reception to inform your guests of their table number. One 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. One card is required per guest. These are also often used to indicate meal choices.

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I'M HAPPY TO HELP!