Frequently Asked Questions

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What are your fees
Your initial 1 hour consultation for custom invitations is FREE.

  • Custom & Couture Invitations: Since our invitations are custom there is no set cost for our invitations. To get a general idea however, pocket invitations begin at about $15/invitation, premium box invitations begin at $25/invitation and our couture invitations begin at $35/invitation. Contact us for your unique invitation pricing.
  • Sample Mock-up: $100 and up depending on the complexity of your invitation ensemble. This fee covers the cost of materials and production of your mock-ups. This fee will be credited to your account when you place an order.
  • Assembly Fees: $1/item and up depending on the complexity of your invitation ensemble. Remember you can skip this option if you can handle the assembly yourself.
  • Shipping: At times it is necessary to ship via an overnight service. There may be additional shipping charges if rush shipping is necessary because an order has been placed late.

What is your design timeline?

The design process typically can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks. Our purpose is to give you a custom invitation that you love–no matter what it involves. After the initial consultation, we will design a mock-up for your review. At that point, you’re the boss! If you love one part of the invitation but would like to see it with a different ribbon, in a different color, with a different envelope, you’ve got it! We combine our extensive design training with your requests and wishes to give you the custom package you’ve always dreamed of!

When should I order my invitations?

It is best to order invitations at least 6 months or more before your wedding date to allow time for proofreading, printing, delivery, addressing envelopes, mailing and waiting on your RSVPs to come back.

How many invitations should I order?

Always order a few extra invitations just in case you missed someone. It is costly to order such a small quantity if you need them later. Be sure to count each of your parents, your officiant and his/her partner.

When should I send my invitations to guests?

The general rule is 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding date. Send them out 8 weeks in advance if you have guests that will be traveling from out of town or if your wedding date falls on a holiday. You should mail even earlier if you are having a destination wedding, so guest have time to make travel arrangements. We suggest sending a save-the-date up to 12 months in advance if you are having a destination wedding.

What is a save-the-date?

If you are getting married on a holiday weekend or having a destination wedding, you may want to get a save-the-date out to those that need to make travel arrangements. Your save-the-date will essentially tell guests when and where you are getting married. You can also include travel information on your save-the-date.

Should I hire a calligrapher?

Proper invitation etiquette says that you should hand address your inner and outer envelopes. If your hand writing isn't up to par, you may want to ask a friend with stellar penmanship or hire a calligraper. If you choose to hire a calligrapher, ask about their schedule. Depending on how many invitations you are sending out and how busy the calligrapher is, it could take a week or up to a month. You may need to order your invitations earlier to allow enough time for addressing.

Do I need a reception card?

If your ceremony and reception are at the same location, you can put “reception immediately following” on your invitation and you would not need a separate reception card. If your ceremony and reception are at different locations or the reception will be a couple hours after the ceremony, you may need a separate reception card to give the address and time of the reception.

Who should the response card (RSVP) envelope be addressed to?

Your response card should be sent to the person handling the organization of the guest list. This is usually the bride, bride’s mother or wedding planner. The address on the response envelope does not have to match the return address on the invitation.

What return address should I use for invitations?

You should use the address of whomever is issuing the invitations. If your parents are hosting the event, then their return address should appear on the back flap of the envelope. Some people use the return address to let people know where gifts should be sent, so if you want your gifts to be sent directly to your home, then use your address. When providing the address information, you only need the address, not the names.

Which envelope is the mailing envelope?

The outer envelopes are “gummed” with glue on the flap, so you can seal them for mailing. The inner envelopes are slightly smaller and contain no glue on the flap. Separate your envelopes and start addressing the outer envelopes first. Then, address the inner envelopes to correspond.

How many thank you notes should I order?

Order as many thank you notes as you send invitations plus an extra 25. You may receive gifts from people who were not invited to the wedding. If you have thank you notes left over, you can use them for other occasions.