Yes! Appointments allow us to provide you with our undivided attention and assure that we will have every wedding lookbook at your fingertips. If we are not assisting another client, you are welcome to browse the invitation collection with the help of an associate.
Knowing the quantity that you will need to order is helpful for pricing. Please keep in mind, you will not be sending an invitation to every person invited, rather every household. If you have a Pinterest page with wedding inspiration, or photos of invitations designs that you love, those are always helpful!
There are many variables that go into quoting an invitation suite. The quantity, card stock, printing method, and additional design aspects can all affect the final proposal. Most of our clients spend somewhere between $1,000 and $2,500. That being said, we are happy to work within whatever budget makes you feel most comfortable. After an initial appointment, a price quote will be provided based on the specific invitation you selected.
Your wedding invitations will set the style and tone for your wedding, so we recommend booking an initial consultation six months leading up to the big day. This will allow you plenty of time to discover, decide, and design your entire ensemble. Aim to order your invitations four months in advance, so that you have ample time to assemble and address them before mailing them out.
We offer flat, thermography, engraving, foil, and letterpress printing through a variety of vendors selected for their expertise and commitment to quality.
This varies with each couple and their needs, but we find most invitation suites consist of the invitation, reply set, a reception card if the celebration is at a different location than the ceremony. In more recent years, a details card with accommodation, transportation, and weekend events is often included as well.
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 10% extra 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!
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.
Traditionally, six to eight weeks before your wedding. For destination and holiday weekends, we recommend eight to ten weeks. Save the dates can be mailed anywhere between six months to a year before the wedding.
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.
“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.
We are happy to offer assembly services for an additional fee, but we will not be responsible for mailing your invitations. Pricing is based on the number of layers and quantity of your invitation suite, and can be quoted during your final consultation.
Yes! Whether you have designed a unique monogram, watercolor map, or drawing of your wedding venue, we can work with your custom artwork as long as it’s in a high quality file format. Additional fees may apply.