How long does the custom invitation process take?

I’d like to get started on your wedding stationary 5 1/2 months before your wedding date. If you are a little bit behind, don’t hesitate to let me know - I’ll see what I can do!

How early should I send my wedding invitations?

Wedding invitations should go out 6-8 weeks before your wedding, this will allow guests around 3 to 4 weeks to respond while still giving you time to make your seating charts.

What printing methods do you typically use?

All printing methods are welcome! Every suite I make always seems to have a little bit of everything - letterpress, flat printing, foiling, you name it i'll do it!

How many wedding invitations should I order?

I recommend ordering at least 15 more invitation suites than your total number of invites. It is WAY cheaper to add on 15 invitations at the beginning of the process then it is to have the printers reprint a suite! *I also advise ordering 30+ additional envelopes. If I am addressing your envelopes, it is a requirement (because I am human and NOT perfect and make mistakes) But if you are addressing them yourself, you will need a couple extras just incase!

Do you send out my invitations for me?

I am more than happy to assemble your invitations for you! Let me know what I can do to make things easier fo you, and I will let you know what the additional costs will be

Why go the custom stationery route?

Sites like minted, zazzle, and shutterfly are wonderful, but when you choose to go the custom stationery route you get to work with a REAL person! Yes, me! You can have absolute control (or lack of, if you don't want it) with your invites. You have the ability to tell me you don't like the wedding date in italics, or tell me you want non traditional responses on your RSVP card. Everything is tailored to you and your fiance. Your wedding invitations will set the tone for how the rest of your wedding will be, it is the first impression your guests will have. Your wedding invitations also reflect you and your fiance as a couple!

How much should I budget for custom stationery?

The average bride spends about 5% of her budget on wedding stationery - this is not limiting to those wanting to spend more or less! It depends on each bride and their budget.

Can you design programs and other pieces to match my wedding suite?

Absolutley! I would be more than happy to create any day of pieces to match your wedding suite! Let me know what your ideas are and lets bring them to life!

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