Wedding Design FAQs

Q. When should I contact a designer for my invitations?

A:  Anytime! But keep in mind that wedding invitation design generally begins 2 – 4 months in advance of when you need to receive the invitations. When you request timing for order completion, keep in mind that wedding invitations are typically sent 12 weeks prior to the event. The earlier the better!

Q. What is the deposit to begin?

A:  Upon your approval of the quote, a 25% deposit of the total quote will be due to begin any work. Once your custom design is approved, 50% of the total order will be due. When the completed project is delivered, the remaining 25% of your total, plus any applicable taxes (8.625 % for NY residents) will be due.

Q. How will I see the proofs?

A:  All proofs will be emailed in a digital PDF. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback and make changes until you are satisfied. Please note that in order to begin the design process I may ask that you provide the necessary wording information. A hard copy proof will be mailed before the entire invitation order is placed.

Q. Do you print addresses on envelopes?

A:  I do! If you are having the names of your guests printed on the envelopes, a digital proof will be sent to you of one envelope to review. I will provide a spreadsheet template to you to put your guest list into that is approved by my printer.

Q. Do you have any unique elements you can add to make my invitations different?

A:  Definitely!! I love unique elements and love to incorporate things like lace, pocketfolds, colored envelopes, ribbon, cut outs, rhinestones, etc.! Either way, I can create an invite that no one else has!

Q. How will I get my invitations?

A:  I will mail them to you via USPS or UPS, unless we live close enough for personal delivery. They will be packaged in bubble wrap to ensure that they don’t get damaged.

Q. Do you design and print any other materials?

A:  Yes! I can create anything print, so that includes programs, koozies, shirts, hats, fans, drink stirrers, napkins… basically anything you can think of! I love thinking “outside the box!”

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