Wedding Stationery FAQs
Your most asked questions answered! Have a question that’s not answered below? Just drop me a message here and I’ll be happy to help!
How do I book with you?
You can book directly with me via my booking pages for Templates or my Bespoke Design Service, just drop me a message about booking into my design diary, with details about what you’d like! Booking this way gets you 3 digital proofs and we can work one-to-one to get your stationery exactly as you want it.
When should I order my wedding stationery?
Save The Dates & Invitations - To book your stationery in, you should get in touch at least 3 months before you want to send out your save the dates or invitations. Especially if you want a bespoke design.
On The Day - This should be ordered about 8 weeks before your wedding day. Final drafts won’t need signing off until 3-4 weeks before your big day, so any last minute changes to seating plans etc. can be accounted for.
Just remember, as soon as you’re booked into my design diary and a deposit is paid, your slot is secured! I only take on so many projects per month, so slots can get booked up quickly, especially in peak wedding season. You can always book your slot well in advance, even if you haven’t got all the details finalised.
When should I send out my save the dates and/or invitations?
With both save the dates and invitations it’s always best to let your guests know sooner rather than later. This way everyone has plenty of time to save money, book hotels and secure time off work etc.
Save The Dates - I would say it’s never too early to send save the dates out. Once you have your date secured you can look at getting your save the dates posted. They can be sent any time from 2 years to 6 months before your big day. The most common timeframe is about 1 year before.
Invitations - You should look to send out your invitations about 4-6 months before your wedding. Maybe earlier if your wedding is abroad!
How many invites do I need?
I always recommend one per household, couple or individual with an additional 5-10 extra to allow for any additions to the guest list at a later stage, as reprinting I small amount can be extremely costly.
How long does it take from ordering to my stationery arriving?
As soon as your order for your Template Design or Bespoke Design Service is placed and your deposit is paid,I will book you into my design diary. I will let you know the week I plan to commence your design work and will keep you updated every step of the way. The timings for each service, from placing and paying to receiving your stationery are:
Bespoke Design Service: 4-6 weeks.
Templates: 2-4 weeks.
Can you tell me more about your pricing
All my Template prices are structured to include time for me to design the stationery personalised to you, professional printing on high quality card, postage and VAT.
Please note I work alone and all jobs are priced accordingly and at a competitive rate.
My Bespoke Design Service is priced per hour of my time spent designing, quoting, packing, and posting your stationery. These prices don’t include printing as the price of printing varies depending on quantities, paper choices and print finishes.
Can you tell me more about foiling?
Foiling is a beautiful way of elevating your wedding stationery to the next level of luxury. Be aware though, foiling isn’t cheap and will increase the cost of your order fairly significantly.
Learn everything you need to know about foiling by reading my blog post here!
I have a small budget; can I still get good quality stationery? Do you have any money saving tips?
Of course! I’m happy to try and give you the wedding stationery of your dreams, while keeping to your budget. The best way to do this is by selecting one of my Templates. These are fully priced up so you can see exactly how much everything will cost you upfront. These prices include VAT and delivery too, so there are no surprises!
A great way to save money is to select one of my Templates as a Z-Fold invitation. You can fit all your information on the double-sided invite, plus they include perforated RSVP cards along the bottom third. With a Z-Fold Invitation you only pay for one piece of card and printing, making them a great option!
All the Templates come with text personalisation, and colour changes (where applicable). If you want extra personalisation, such as extra illustrations or embellishments, these can be done at an extra cost at my hourly rate.
All Templates come with add-ons and extras so you can select what you can afford within your budget. Digital foiling can also be added. So whatever your budget, we can find something to suit!
Can I see mock-ups before I place an order?
Yes, I can do this for a fee. Mock-ups are charged at my standard hourly rate of £25 per hour. Each mock-up will be priced according to the complexity of what you have asked for and how much time it will take me.
Can I have a physically proof?
Yes, physical proofs can be sent to you after design and before printing. Standard print proofs are £15 each and digitally foiled proofs are £25 each.
Do you work with LBGQT+ couples?
Yes, of course I do! Love is love, it doesn’t matter to me what your background or orientation is, I’m happy to help with all aspects of your wedding stationery.
Can you copy a design I found on Pinterest or Instagram?
Sorry, but no, I can’t copy anything you have found on Instagram or Pinterest. I can use the designs you have found as inspiration for your own bespoke design, but due to copyright infringement and intellectual property rights, I am unable to copy an existing design created by another stationer. If it's a direct recreation you want, then I recommend you contact the original designer.
What is your cancellation & returns policy?
As all the stationery I create is personalised to you, all stationery items and are non-refundable. Your deposit is non-refundable as once this is paid the design process begins. If you wish to cancel your order during the design process and/or before artwork has gone to print, you will not be required to pay your remaining balance on the stationery. Once you have approved the artwork and paid the balance, the sale becomes final. We cannot accept returns due to any errors, it is your responsibility to ensure the wording and spellings on all your stationery is correct.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, of course! If you are overseas, please contact me first so I can work out shipping costs to your location. I use DPD so all orders can be tracked right to you. For UK orders, Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For postage is included in the price.