Answers to your Wedding Invitation Questions
Of course! The internet makes it easy. Please give us a ring at 707-849-7178 or fill out the contact form letting us know best days/times to chat and we’ll be happy to contact you.
Plan on sending invitations 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. If you have a lot of out-of-town guests, 10-12 weeks would be better. When working with a custom designer, you should plan on starting the process a minimum of 4-6 months before your wedding day.
The first step is to begin with an email conversation or phone call to get a feel for your needs and budget. Then we’ll prepare a design proposal. Once you approve your proposal and estimate we can begin the design process.
The design process can take several months to develop your custom wedding invitation suite. It is good to plan ahead and begin the process a minimum of 4-6 months before your wedding. Once your order goes to print, you can expect your stationery order within 2 weeks.
Our wedding invitations range in price and depend heavily on the materials used, printing method, quantities and embellishments like custom maps, envelope liners, wax seals, silk ribbon, etc. That said, the minimum order for a semi-custom package runs around $1500. On average, our couples spend from $3500 on up for custom design services which includes invitations and wedding day paper goods. The best way to get an idea of how much your wedding stationery may cost is to request an estimate. You can do this by filling out our wedding questionnaire.
Yes! We’d be happy to email you upon request. Samples cover many situations, including second marriages, same-sex marriages, and divorced or deceased parents. We can also help with wording suggestions for all of your stationery cards.
Yes, We have a large library of fonts available and have designed invitations in German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. However, please keep in mind that some fonts may not include all characters for the language. That said, we make every effort to design using fonts which accommodate any language. Sometimes this means creating characters the font doesn’t include.
The rule of thumb is to order 10-15% over what you think you need. Something to keep in mind is to send one invitation per household, plus extras for keepsakes, forgotten guests, or incorrect addresses. If you are hand addressing envelopes, mistakes inevitably happen, so be sure to order extra envelopes because reprints are costly.
Yes. Once an estimate is prepared and contract is signed, a non-refundable retainer is required before any design work begins. This retainer is applied to the final balance which will be due before the order goes to print.
We accept payments by check, Paypal, Stripe and Square via our online invoicing system. All major credit cards are accepted.
Most of our process is done in house, and we partner with local printers and calligraphers so we may be able to accommodate rush projects depending on our current schedules. Please ask and we’ll do our best. Rush orders will be charged a rush fee of 20% of the project total and included in the invoice which is due in full prior to production.
Not necessarily. If you have concerns about color, you may request a digital sample before your order is finalized. Although we make every effort to match colors using the universal Pantone color system, it isn’t always perfect. This is due to the fact that printing methods, papers and inks are not necessarily created equal. Shipping charges for samples apply.
Absolutely not. If you see a design you love from someplace else, we recommend you contact that company and order directly from them.
You bet! Coordinating your “day of” wedding paper goods is the simplest way to maintain a cohesive look. Our most popular requests are menus, name cards, table numbers, programs, napkins, coaster favors, tags, welcome booklets, seating charts and anything else you can dream up!
We’ve use and combine several methods including letterpress, foil and flat printing. We’ve also worked with engraving and laser cutting on a variety of surfaces like wood, metal and acrylic.
Because of the custom nature of our products, we do not offer refunds. This is why we require approval of your artwork before printing. By approving, you’ve accepted full responsibility for the information, colors, typographic errors, phone numbers, addresses. etc. If you find errors after art is approved, you may ask for a reprint. Charges will apply.