Frequently Asked Questions
Your site lists the price for wedding invitations, but the description doesn’t include the number of invites that includes, how many are included?
The price listed is for design only. The design will be customized to your individual requests and formatted digitally for you to print wherever you choose. The price remains the same whether you print 50 or 500 invitations. This is a good option for brides who are crafty and looking to save some money.
Where can I print your designs? Will you print them for me?
Almost anywhere, and yes!
Since most listings are for high-resolution digital files you can print them anywhere you would like. There are four basic printing categories: Online Printing, Local Printing, Home Printing and Do it for Me!
Online printing, such as Uprinting, VistaPrint, Zazzle, Mercurio Brothers and Overnight Prints often offer very competitive pricing and quick turn-around times. Please tell me if you are planning to use an online printer as certain sites require file types to be saved in specific formats with certain dimensional tolerances to achieve the best results. Something to keep in mind, is that depending on which site you choose, you may be restricted to using the sizes they offer which can restrict your choices on envelopes.
Local Printing, ie OfficeMax, Staples, Kinkos or a local print shop nearby may not always be the most economical option but it too has it’s own advantages. You can see the quality and colors of the prints before getting a mass quantity produced, if something doesn’t look right to you after your test print, please let me know and we can work to fix it. Another advantage is that you can bring your own paper and print the specific number of pieces required, there are no minimum orders like many of the online printing sites have. I will format these files to maximize the use of your paper (an 8.5”x11” size, unless otherwise requested) – I can fit two (2) 5”x7” invitations per sheet and four (4) 3.5”x4 7/8” response cards per sheet of paper. Some local shops also offer cutting services.
Home Printing, is great if you have a good printer at home. These files are set up just like files for Local Printing.
Do it for Me! If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of printing your own invitations just let me know and I will pull together a quote for you based on the items you are requesting and ship it out to you!
You show a ‘front’ and ‘back’ on many of your pieces, how do I print both sides?
Printing on both sides of sheet is called ‘Duplex Printing’. Most print shops and online printers will have printers that can accommodate this option, while many at home printers do not. The duplex function often has difficulties when printing on really thick paper – therefore I suggest you print all of one side first, then reload the paper to print the other side. If your home printer does not have a ‘Duplex’ option, you can always print one side, then turn the paper over and print the other. I always recommend printing 1 complete sheet as a test round first to make sure you are happy with the colors, sizes and alignment of everything. Please remember that colors look different printed than they do on your computer screen.
What is the typical design process like?
See more information about the design process here.
How long will my project take?
Each design is tailored to your specific project and unique tastes, therefore as the client, you must provide requested information and feedback in a timely manner. Estimated dates of completion will vary based on the number of changes requested and your response time for critiques and approvals of the designs. Designs will be delivered in rounds until final approval is given. Typically proofs are turned around 3-4 days after receiving your feedback; please allow for additional time on completely custom designs.
What kind of information do people typically include on their invitations?
Generally, as a rule of etiquette, registry information is not included anywhere on the invitations. One way to alert your guests to your registry information is to include an Information Card with a link to your wedding website (if you have one). More wording suggestions and advice can be found here.
How are the invitations typically assembled?
Typically the pieces are organized in order of size, the smallest being on top. If all enclosure cards are the same size, the RSVP card should be at the front of the stack, tucked into the RSVP envelope directly behind. The stack of pieces should be placed into the envelope with the left edge first. If you are using an inner envelope, it should be placed inside the outer envelope so that the guest names are visible when the flap is lifted, the inner envelope should not be sealed.