DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER?
There is no minimum order quantity. However, fully custom designs on smaller quantities can create a higher price per piece for an equivalent design, as the cost of design hours is not balanced over a large volume.
HOW ARE YOUR INVITATIONS PRICED?
Each invitation is priced per set, according to design time, complexity, materials and printing technique desired, hence, every price is different.
If a budget is given, samples will be created that reflect this request including the appropriate level of design, working carefully to maximize style and detail for the cost. Custom designing can be quite flexible, allowing you options to highlight one detail and fore-go another in order to balance your styling and budget.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PER INVITATION?
Our pricing includes all the necessary elements appropriate for your event, which is determined at the onset of your project. The price most typically includes all associated design, mock-up and materials as well as the announcement, the response insert and any other inserts requested at the initial meeting.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PER INVITATION?
All local taxes, postage unless requested at initial meeting, shipping or delivery charges are not included in the price per invitation.
DO YOU OFFER ADDITIONAL SERVICES OR CONVENIENCES THAT I CAN ADD ON?
In addition to my custom designs and handwritten calligraphy services, I also offer “White Glove Service” which is a luxury service that includes envelope stuffing, sealing, and affixing postage – ready to be taken to the post office.
We also offer other paper goods to coordinate with your entire look such as wedding programs, menus, placecards. You may even need other day-of party supplies such as printed napkins, cups, koozies / huggers and favor tags. If you're looking for something specific, just ask!
CAN I ORDER OTHER COORDINATING STATIONERY TO MATCH MY INVITATIONS?
Items such as place cards, escort cards, rehearsal dinner invites, bridal luncheons, table cards, programs, thank you cards, or other stationery items are easily accommodated and typically designed and produced closer to the wedding date. They are handled as a separate project with their own timeline and invoice. Pricing varies by complexity desired.
DO YOU PROOFREAD?
I might catch a mistake here or there, but it is the client’s responsibility to proof everything during the approval process. Any reprints necessary will be billed to the client.
IF THERE IS AN EXISTING DESIGN I LIKE IN THE PORTFOLIO, CAN I SIMPLY MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS OR DO I NEED TO START FROM SCRATCH?
If there is a style in the portfolio that would suit you aside from moderate changes to colors and fonts, we can certainly begin there. Most of the designs on the website can be modified to match your event styling and there is a savings in design hours which is reflected in the price. If the requested changes make the design differ significantly from its origin, I will be happy to discuss design parameters with you in order to meet your needs.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF MY INVITATIONS?
Timeliness largely depends on complexity of design, design requirements and quantity. At the start of a project, an itinerary will be provided that clearly shows all phases of design and production, deadlines for text and calligraphy, and payments. I recommend meeting at least 7-8 weeks prior to the date of needing the invitations in your hands.
Weddings or large events require a minimum of 7-8 weeks to design and produce. It is best to contact me as soon as you become engaged, and are ready to begin the design. I can usually accommodate anything less than this timeframe, but keep in mind that the shorter amount of time I have to work on a project may incur additional rush fees.
HOW MANY INVITATIONS SHOULD I ORDER?
I always recommend you get together with all parties involved and get a definite count.
Invitations are too costly to order 20 or even 50 extra at a time, and you don’t want to order too little and have to pay top dollar for more. I usually suggest 10-20 extra invitations if your count is really good, because someone will end up adding last minutes guests! I also suggest that ordering 15-20% more envelopes for any mistakes that may occur in the addressing process.
CAN I CHANGE MY QUANTITIES?
I am happy to accommodate increases in quantity without issue up to the point of purchasing materials. Once materials are purchased and production begins, additional charges are added to cover materials which need to be purchased outside of the initial bulk material order or any rush fees for acquiring those materials. Decreasing quantities prior to the purchase of materials is not a problem. If a decrease is necessary after production has started, you will assume all costs associated up to that point of development for the unnecessary quantity.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO PAY FOR POSTAGE?
Postage varies by design, but it's not unusual to pay the 2oz or 3oz rate. I highly recommend taking a finished invitation to the post office to be weighed and verify the correct amount of postage.
WHEN IS FINAL PAYMENT DUE?
Final payment is due prior to printing for custom designed projects. For calligraphy projects, final payment is due when the calligraphy is completed prior to mailing.