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When it comes to wedding stationery there are always a lot of questions. I don't promise to be able to answer all of them here, but I will try to cover the most common ones I'm asked at consultations and wedding fairs. If you want to know something that isn't below then please don't hesitate to email me on taryn@livelaughcreate.co.uk

Q. When should I send out my stationery?

A: I recommend sending out your save the dates about a year before you wedding date - this gives everyone enough notice should they need to book any holiday. You normally want your final guest numbers ready about 6 weeks prior to your special day depending on your venues requested dates. This means you want to send out your invitations about 3 - 5 months before your wedding. However if you have guests travelling or needing to book accommodation you may want to send them out earlier.

Q: How long does it take?

A: This depends on what you are ordering. If you are ordering something from one of our pre-designed collections this could be a couple of weeks, something bespoke could take a month or so depending on how quickly the content is available and how many elements need designing, printing and completing. The best thing is to ask us for a quote including a time frame, however you can never be too experienced.

Q: I would like to create my stationery myself but need help with creating certain elements, can you help?

A: Absolutely - this is the main reason we created our 'DIY With Me' package. Whether you want us to create all of the paper elements for you, or just some inserts etc send us an email explaining what you need and we will do our best to help.

Q: What is 'DIY With Me'?

A: DIY With Me is our unique package where you can order your stationery flat packed, without any embellishments, ready for you to complete yourselves. This means that you get a bespoke product whilst still adding those finishing touches yourself - perfect for anyone creating a DIY wedding or for those with a crafty streak.

Q: Will I get a printed proof?

AA printed proof is not built into the cost of your stationery unless you order one. If you decide after your initial quote that you would like a printed proof this can be added for £15.00

Q: I only need a small number of invites, is this a problem?

A: Absolutely not, there is no minimum order. However, you may find that the cost of a small amount is the same as a larger quantity - this is because of the time taken setting up the artwork and print run, regardless of the quantity ordered.

Q: I'm not sure how to word my invitations, can you suggest something?

A: Definitely, let us know how formal you want to be with your invitations and we can help to guide you.

Q: My theme or idea is a bit unusual, does this matter?

A: The wonderful thing about weddings is the variety and uniqueness of each couples special day. We welcome all ideas no matter what form they may take.

Q: I'm not sure of the quantity I need, can I get a quote?

A: Not having a definite quantity doesn't mean that you can't get a quote, it just means that it won't be accurate. Your quote will be broken down into the design costs and the print costs based on your rough numbers. Once you are happy for the design to be sent to print, this will be your last opportunity to finalise your numbers. Your final invoice will then be amended to reflect this.

Q: I'm not in Bournemouth or Poole, is this a problem?

A: Absolutely not! Distance is not a problem when it comes to your wedding stationery. However, this will mean that all decisions will be made via email or phone unless you order a printed proof or sample.

Ann - Mother of the Bride

Thoroughly recommend Taryn, she produced exactly what my daughter was looking for!
Fast and efficient service, a big "thumbs up" all round :)