When should we send our save the date cards or invitations?
Send your save the dates as soon as you’ve booked your wedding venue, or about 12 months before your wedding. This gives your guests plenty of notice to plan ahead and you can get on with organising your wedding knowing the date is firmly set.
Your invitation suite - which normally includes a formal invite, rsvp, and guest information card - should be sent approx 6 months before your wedding. If you’re marrying abroad, it’s a good idea to send earlier, so that guests can book flights and accommodation or organise any time off work.
What’s the difference between digital printing, hot foiling and letterpress?
I’m so glad you asked, I love talking printing methods! Digital printing is a four colour process of cyan, magenta, yellow and black which makes up a full colour image. It prints as a flat surface on any card stock and is perfect for small print runs with a quick turnaround.
With letterpress your design is applied to a plate which is pressed into the cardstock to make an indent and gorgeous tactile finish. Letterpress inks have to be mixed to make a specific colour, and these are priced per ink, so it’s a good idea to limit the colour palette to one or two per design. Hot foiling works in a similar way, with many colour and metallic foils in a matt or shiny finish to choose from.
Because these print processes require bespoke set up, there is a minimum print order of 50 and prices start from £7 per invite. These luxury finishes really give an exquisite premium touch to your wedding stationery that’s irresistible when you see it in person.
Are your designs customisable?
Yes, everything you see can be customised to make it your own, including the colour scheme, typographical style and content wording. If you want something completely personal, go bespoke and the possibilities are endless, including venue illustrations, maps, and monograms.
How do I pay for my stationery?
To secure your booking and begin design work a 30% deposit based on your estimated quote is required. Once artwork is finalised and you have signed off all items a final invoice will be sent with your balance payment. Your stationery will be released for printing once final payment has been received and a date arranged in advance for dispatch and delivery to you.
How long will my stationery take to order?
If you are ordering a customisable design, it usually takes between 4-6 weeks from initial consultation to the final artwork and printing. If you go bespoke or your design features a special print finish such as foiling or letterpress, the timeframe is 8 - 10 weeks. Please do email me for availability and an estimated timeline.
How do I see my proofs?
You’ll be emailed a proof for each item in pdf format. This gives you the opportunity to check that the wording, names, addresses, timings etc are all correct. Digital printed proofs are available at an additional charge, however printed proofs for letterpress or foiling are not possible due to the print set-up and process.
How many invitations should I order?
Here’s a bit of good news, you may not need as many as you think! It’s easy to forget that most invitations go out to couples, so you’ll only need one invitation per household. It’s a good idea to order a few spares in case you have any changes to your guest list and it’s also nice to have one to hand for your photographer to capture on the day.
How do I receive my stationery?
Once I’ve received your stationery from the printer, it is hand finished and assembled by me in the studio. This could involve making up your suite with thread, twine, and wax seals or addressing guest envelopes by hand with calligraphy if you’ve opted for the service. It will all be carefully packed and sent to you via a guaranteed next day delivery service, which will be booked with you in advance as it requires a signature. All you then need to do is take your save the dates or invitations to the Post Office and pop a stamp on!