When it comes to 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 contact me for more information.
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 the process take?
A. This depends on what you are ordering. If you are ordering from one of our pre-designed collections this could be only a couple of weeks. For something bespoke you should allow 2-3 months. The best thing is to ask me for a quote and include a time-frame based on your design and print requirements.
Q. I would like to create my stationery myself but need help with creating certain elements, can you help?
A. Absolutely - Whether you want me to create all of the paper elements for you, or just some inserts etc send an email explaining what you need and i will do my best to help.
Q. Will I get a printed proof?
A. A 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 me know how formal you want to be with your invitations and i can help to guide you.
Q. My theme or idea is a bit unusual, does this matter?
A. The wonderful thing about celebrations is the variety and uniqueness of each one. I 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.
Q. Do you offer a digital PDF option so that I can print it myself?
A. Yes! I send a lot of digital PDF designs to customers outside of the UK and to those who want to make their invitations themselves. Many of the pre-designed items are already available on etsy as a digital download as well as printed. If you would like to order a bespoke PDF then just let me know via email.