HOW DO I ORDER?
If you're looking for custom designed wedding stationery, the first step is to fill out our Wedding Suite Enquiry Form here. A member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours with a personalised quote, and the option to book a design appointment to discuss further details. These appointments are free, and there is no obligation to proceed after the appointment. Just keep us posted!
If you're looking to have stationery designed for any other event; please use our contact form here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss your request.
AND THEN WHAT?
Your designer will begin the process of putting examples together based on your requests. This design board will be discussed during your consultation, along with your numbers and budget. We'll help you choose the perfect package for your ideas. We will then send you an invoice for a deposit of £50; which is then deducted from your final invoice. Once you've settled on a design, your designer will then start selecting materials to work with. You can order a sample box from us to help you with these decisions and also receive a sample of your invitation suite.
HOW DO I PAY?
Once everything is finalised (designs, materials and finishing touches); a final invoice will be sent out. This is itemised with all the materials used and services provided. You can use this to double check all of your quantities and selections before making a payment. Payments must be made in full before production can begin, and you can do this through the link at the foot of your invoice, via Paypal or bank transfer. Your designer will keep you informed along the way.
WHY IS MY FINAL BALANCE MORE?!
Your initial personalised quote is based on standard printing prices, and production. If you opt for hand dyed silk ribbon and hand written calligraphy; then your costs will be more than initially quoted. Your designer will work closely with you to make sure you're aware of your options and send you quotes for a selection of materials. You will also receive a brochure if you order a sample kit, listing all of our popular finishing touches and their costs.
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER?
Ideally, wedding stationery design should begin at least a year before your wedding date. In some cases we can place a rush order, but most people like to have their Save the Dates posted 8 - 12 months in advance, and then official invitations posted 2 - 4 months in advance.
For other types of stationery, we need between 1 - 3 months notice. This all depends on the size of the project, so get in touch with us to find out if we can work within your time scale.
HOW MUCH DO PEOPLE USUALLY PAY?
Every wedding and event is different, so it's difficult to estimate the average cost of our stationery as it varies so much. For a wedding with between 80-100 guests, most couples reserve around £400 for a full invitation suite with finishing touches, and a further £300 for On-The-Day Stationery; Things like table plans, order of service booklets, menus & place cards. For more bespoke designs (opting for foiling, unusual shapes, custom illustrations or calligraphy); expect to reserve between £600 - £800 for invitations and a further £500 - £700 for On-The-Day Stationery. Of course, this all depends on the number of guests attending; so make sure you have your numbers right!
I'M ON A BUDGET...
CAN I STILL GET SOMETHING FANCY?
We are confident that we can cater to any budget, but of course, some elements may be unavailable on a smaller budget. We always do out best to find alternatives, and the design process will always be of the same high quality regardless of your budget. Just be transparent with your designer about the budget you're working with. Nobody wants to be hit with an unexpected bill, so we always make sure to work closely with our clients and notify them of any extra costs.
DOES EVERYBODY NEED AN INVITE?
This is completely up to yourself, but most people choose to invite a household rather than each individual person. You can make it clear on the envelope who is actually invited. For example - "Mr & Mrs Smith & Family" would imply that Mr & Mrs Smith can bring the kids along. "Mr & Mrs Smith" alone, would imply that only the adults are invited. "Miss Smith & Guest" would imply that Miss Smith can bring one guest to the event. You can even have the names of each person invited in full on the envelope, so there's no room for error. Ask your designer about envelope addressing and they'll be able to advise you on the best option.
POSTAL RSVP or DIRECT RSVP?
We get asked this question a lot, and it's really all down to how you want your replies. Postal RSVPs are a traditional way of replying, but remember to factor in the cost of envelopes, envelope addressing and stamps for each invitation. It's customary to have your RSVP envelopes ready to post, but if you're worried about the extra costs, having a direct RSVP may be a better option for you. Direct RSVPs feature a contact number or email for your guests to reply directly. Some couples even have a mini website created to harvest replies, menu options and provide registry/location details. It's a great way to save money on all the extra prints used for these details.
I NEED TO MAKE A LAST MINUTE CHANGE!
Last minute changes are perfectly common, especially when organising a wedding, or a big corporate event. Guest lists can change, menu items can change, the running of order of things can change and so many other things. Don't worry, we understand these things happen. As long as we have a two week window to work with, we can cater to any changes. Any changes are subject to our hourly design fee, and any extra materials used.
ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
If you don't see an answer to your question here, we will be more than happy to help you out.