FAQs - Wedding Invitations
To order a full set of invitations just fill out the request a custom quote form HERE.
Once I get that I'll email you a custom quote for your purchase. Once we've got the details squared away, I'll email you an invoice and we'll get started!
Once we have the details of your order I'll send you an invoice for the full balance of your order. I do request that at least the first 50% be paid before I begin working on the actual design, with the remaining balance due before I ship them to you.
Your invoice will contain a link to pay either through PayPal or Stripe online. If you are local to Quincy, you can also stop in with a check. If you do pay by check, design work will be held until your check clears.
Most wedding orders take about 4-5 weeks to complete. Please allow for about 1-2 weeks for design, 2 weeks for a printed proof and another 2 weeks for your full order to print.
Ideally - the sooner the better. The design process can take time so the more time you give yourself the better. I recommend starting your design about 3-4 months before your wedding and sending them out about 2 months before.
Yes! I do offer rush processing of orders at an additional cost. A rush order will guarantee your order is completed in less than 3 weeks, only if you are prompt at replying to emails and are ready with your text. The rush order fee is an additional 15% of your order or $25 - whichever is greater as well as the cost for rush shipping your supplies (this usually varies from $40-$90).
Take your guest list - then add at least 10 more. You'll want to have extras for those last few people you forgot about as well as one to keep for yourself. I can always print you more later - but keep in mind that will take another 2 weeks. It's always better to order more than you need than not enough!
Yes! I do have a minimum order of 30 invitations.
Time willing- yes! I really encourage all of my brides to see a sample proof in person before I print the full order. It really helps to catch any last minute spelling mistakes or colors that you aren't sure on. I do charge $35 for a printed proof. I wish I didn't have to, but realistically - it takes me about an hour to print one single invitation. If your order uses an outside printer I can't order just one - I need to order 10. Either way, I need to cover my costs. Proofs can take up to 2 weeks to ship..
Yes! I can work with nearly any budget out there if you are willing to make a few changes to the invitation and since I design everything myself, I can do that! Changing the paper color, the amount of paper used, converting a pocket to a flat invite or removing some of the "extra" pieces can really lower the cost.
Just let me know what parts of the design you love and can't live without, what things you could do away with if it saved you some money and what your ideal price range would be.
Additionally, the majority of my invitation suites are available as a DIY package. Please visit the DIY page under "Get Started" for more information.
There can be depending on add ons. Popular add ons are:
- guest address printing ($0.25 per envelope)
- double sided printing on a card (varies by card size)
- rush order (varies by order size)
- map design ($35 flat fee)
Yes! I am happy to take on custom designs. Any design requests that vary significantly from what I have already designed do have custom design fees that vary by the the number of pieces in the set you are ordering.
Changes in colors, fonts, graphics or addition of additional information cards are NOT custom work. For custom designs I do require a $250 deposit before I begin detailed design work.
This is a very detailed process - so please be prepared to be very thorough and specific in what you want. I really need to see pictures of other designs that you like - fonts, colors, style, design - to get a good custom design. Telling me you want something that is "pretty, romantic and pink" isn't enough information. Custom designs aren't for everyone, so if you aren't detail oriented, I would suggest working with the designs that I already have for sale.