Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does it take?
The custom save the date/invitation process takes about 5-6 weeks. The process includes custom design options, one round of revisions, printing, and assembly. It takes ~2 weeks to design the proofs + ~1-2 weeks to work through revision requests + ~2 weeks to print/assemble the final order.
NOTE: Letterpress orders may take extra time.
2. Can you do simple, traditional invitations? Letterpress invitations? Unique invitations? Acrylic? Koozies? Signage? Seating charts? Drink stirrers? Napkins? Place cards? Bar menus?
Yes. Yes. Yes to it all! There are very few limitations in my offerings. If you are choosing to go the custom route, I will design options specifically for your wedding, style and vibe. Although the website doesn't show all of the style variations, trust me when I say- I've done it all! Don't hesitate to ask if you have a unique request or just aren't sure of the possibilities. There are endless options in my portfolio. I am always willing to do new things and find ways to make your vision come to life.
3. How much does it cost?
There are many variables to consider when discussing the price of custom wedding invitations. It all depends on: quantity, printing method, paper choice, style, extra add-ons, number of insert cards, etc. An order of 100 invitations (with base price printing and paper) starts around $1100. To see what is included, check out the Custom Stationery page.
4. Where are you located?
I am based out of both Austin, TX and College Station, TX. At the moment, I work out of my home studio and hold consultations at coffee shops. I love working with local brides, but I'm not restricted by location. If you aren't located in Texas, working through email and phone is completely possible with my process.
5. What kind of printing methods do you offer?
Digital, white ink, letterpress, foil stamping, thermography, and offset.
6. Is guest address printing extra?
Yes, guest addressing is an extra cost. The return address printing on the outer envelope is included in the cost. If you would like to add digital calligraphy, it will be an extra expense.
7. When should I send out my save the dates and invitations?
Save the dates should be mailed 4-6 months ahead of your wedding. Invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks ahead.
8. Do you assemble all invitation orders?
Any orders that require assembly are hand assembled by yours truly. Envelope liners, invitation backings, belly bands, tags, pockets, ribbons- all of it is done by hand.
NOTE: 'Assembly' is not the same thing as 'Stuffing + Mailing'. I do offer Stuffing + Mailing services at an extra fee.
9. Can I assemble my own invitations to save money?
I do not offer unassembled pieces. Assembly is included in the cost and you will receive the order fully assembled. The only thing that you will have to do is address (if digital calligraphy isn't purchased), stuff, and add postage.
10. How much postage will my invitation require?
Every invitation suite is different. I always strongly recommend having one fully assembled invitation suite weighed at the post office before purchasing postage. It is better to be safe than sorry! If an order is mailed out with too little postage, each will get returned to you and you will have to purchase new envelopes and addressing.
NOTE: Square invitations do require extra postage and a 5x7 save the date 'postcard' will require regular postage. To qualify for mailing with the postcard postage rate, it must be at least 3.5 inches x 5 inches x 0.007 inch thick and no more than 4.25 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick.