When should I order my wedding invitations? Since your wedding invitations will set the style and tone for your wedding, we recommend starting your invitations at least 6 months in advance. Allow yourself plenty of time to discover, decide, and design your entire ensemble. We recommend ordering your invitations 4–6 months in advance, so that you have ample time to assemble and address them before mailing them out (6–8 weeks in advance). Be sure to look at our wedding planning timeline for more details here.
What printing methods do you offer? We offer flat, thermography, engraving, foil and letterpress printing through a variety of vendors selected for their expertise and commitment to quality.
What other pieces should I consider ordering? This varies with each couple and their needs, but we find most wedding suites consist of the invitation, reply set and a reception card if the celebration is at a different location than the ceremony.
How many invitations should I order? You will need one invitation per household, not person, with the exception of children over the age of eighteen living at home who should be sent a separate invitation. It’s a good idea to order an extra 25 invitations to account for last-minute invites, personal keepsakes, and any mistakes during addressing or assembly. Remember to save an extra copy of your invitation to have it photographed on your wedding day!
What is the proper way to word my invitations? There are many unique situations that can affect invitation and envelope etiquette. The hosts, formality of your wedding and guest relationships can all play into the wording and addressing. We are happy to go over your specific needs during an appointment and find that these examples here can be helpful.
When should I mail my invitations? Traditionally, 6-8 weeks before your wedding. For destination and holiday weekends, we recommend 8-10 weeks. Save the dates can be mailed anywhere between 6-12 months before the wedding.
How much postage will I need? Invitations vary in weight depending on the size and how many pieces you include in your wedding suite. We recommend taking a completed invitation to the post office to have them weigh it; they will tell you how much postage you need.
What is hand canceling? “Canceling” refers to the marking that goes over stamps to prevent people from re-using them. Although not as common these days, hand canceling would mean that a postal worker will stamp the envelopes by hand instead of putting it through a machine. This helps ensure that your envelopes arrive beautiful and undamaged. Some postal offices will let you do the hand canceling yourself; we recommend visiting the post office during non-peak hours.
Do you offer custom designs? Yes! Our In-house Designer would love to create a unique design especially for you! Pricing starts at $75 per hour for this service.
Can you print our own designs? Yes! We can work with your custom artwork as long as the file format is a high quality pdf.
Do we need an appointment to look at wedding invitations? You are welcome to stop by the shop anytime to browse invitations, however, we do recommend setting up a consultation so we can meet with you one-on-one. Appointments allow us to provide you with our undivided attention!
What do I need to bring to my appointment? Please print out our wedding questionnaire here and bring it with you to your initial appointment. It will help us start the process of getting to know you and the vision you have of your big day. We also encourage you to look online and in magazines for inspiration and bring samples with you of designs you like.