What information do I need to have before placing my wedding invitation order?
Be sure you bring us the correct spelling of all names (bride’s parents, bride and groom’s first, middle and last names). Exact name of wedding venue, correct number of invitations (not number of people being invited).
How long will it take, once I pick something out, to receive my invitations?
Most invitations will arrive within 3 weeks of placing the order. Be sure to leave yourself another week or two to have the invitations addressed, stuffed and stamped. If we are custom designing something for you, it may take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks for the finished product.
How far in advance should I order my programs, menu cards and table cards?
While we like to have as much notice as possible, 2 weeks is sufficient – once you have all your details finalized.
What if I’m not sure about the font I’ve chosen?
We require a proof for every order placed. Once the typesetter has laid out your copy, we will e-mail it to you so that you can check to see that everyone’s names are spelled correctly and that you like the visual effect of the layout. At that point you may change the font if necessary and you will only be charged for an additional proof so that you can see the new visual.
What if I’m in a hurry for something?
Most of the invitation designers we work with have a Rush Fee… by request on an individual basis, if it can be accommodated. Rush fees can range from $150 to 50% of the cost of the order. We also do a lot of printing here in the store and our turnaround time is very fast, although that too can sometimes require a small rush fee.
How much should I plan to spend for my invitations?
The basic package: wedding invitation, return address on invitation envelope flaps, response card and response envelope can range anywhere from $2. each to over $100 each. Just as you have choices in dresses and shoes at various price points it’s helpful to know how much you have to spend. Most of the invitation samples you see pictured in bridal magazine are in the $8 – $15 price range. By all means, bring in pictures of what you like and let us see if we can produce them within your means.