What stationery do I need for my wedding?

A typical wedding would involve a variety of stationery options. From the outset you may have an engagement party of which invites may be needed. Once you have decided the date of your big day you may need a save the date card (I had a magnet for mine so people didn’t lose it!).

Separate invitations for day and evening guests including venue details, menu options, information for your gift list and hotel options. You may also need table place names, table names and your seating plan.

Finally, you may wish to thank your guests for their kind gifts and attending the day so thank-you cards maybe appropriate.


How much stationery do I need?

I’d suggest 10% extra after all we are only human and may make mistakes!

Alternatively, for a surcharge guest’s names can be printed on the invitations.


When should I send out my invitations?

You should send out your invites, including gift list and accommodation information, with 3 months to go.


How long does it take for you to personalize the wedding stationery?

Depending on the complexity of your design and the quantity needed, a suitable date for completion can be decided at the initial consultation.


How long will they take to arrive?

It is dependable really on the printers but it is best to allow 2-3 weeks. But as long as we know when you need your stationery for we can always work to a specific date.

I offer a text service to say when your stationery has been sent to the printers and when it has arrived back so you are always in the loop.


What is the process involved?

We will have an initial consultation to discuss your requirements. Prior to this I would recommend that you look at my range and decide on what designs you like. You may wish to simply change the name or the colour on one of the designs and in this case the price is straightforward!

However, you may wish to change my design considerably or have a design incorporated. In this case, there maybe a surcharge to just cover my time if it is very complicated and time consuming.

After the initial consultation I will leave you in peace and get back to you with the first draft of which you may want to make changes to. Once it is finalised and you have signed the proof, your order will be sent to the printers and once I have checked it I will then forward it to you.


What if I want something completely bespoke?

That’s fine, I specialise in bespoke designs! I will try to incorporate any design or colour or even relevant flowers that you would like in your stationery. In this case, there will a cost for the design and then a set amount per invitation. Sorry for the vagueness on the price but until I now your design I can’t give a definite quote.


Does it matter if I don’t live local to you?

No, that’s not an issue at all – the initial consultation will be done via email.


Can I see some samples?

Yes you can! The range is available on my website and you can come and see samples at the wedding fairs I attend. I recommend an initial consultation where you can see through my range and you can then show me any specific designs that you may wish to be incorporated into the design.


What information should I include in the invitations?

The basic information you need on them are who the wedding invites are from, where the wedding and reception is taking place and the date of your celebrations. You can choose your own wording on the invitations to make them more personal or you can be quite traditional with the wording choice.


Is there a minimum order quantity?

No, unlike some stationers who require a minimum order I quote on whatever quantity you need.


Will I receive a final proof to check before anything is printed?

Absolutely, the stationery will not to printed until you have agreed, via the proof, that the design, the colour, the layout etc. is exactly what you require. This means complete peace of mind for you, the printer and myself…happy days!


Do you have an eco-friendly stationery option?

You can choose to have your stationery printed on eco-friendly card if you wish and I’ll be able to advise you on eco-friendly ink depending on what colour you choose for your stationery.


What is the process in ordering wedding stationery


Deciding on your wedding stationery can be a daunting thought!

I'm hopefully here to save the day and to make the process enjoyable and pain free!


1, Deciding...

Have a look at my range and see if there is anything that tickles your fancy.


2, Get in touch!

Talk to me about what you're after. You may like a design I have done but you may wish to personalise a design with your name, add something in, have a certain colour, a particular flower included or have illustrations of yourself on it? Or maybe you have a complete original idea - whatever it is, get in touch!


3, After an initial consultation I will have a good idea of what you are after and be able to give you a quote. I will either tweak an existing design or create you something from scratch (a surcharge applies with the complete bespoke service and the 'Chrissy-actures' and 'Personalised Map' due to the complexity of the design). You will receive a super draft of your invite!


4, Happy to proceed?

Hopefully you'll love the drafts I have done and at this point I will require full payment.


5, Print away!

Your order will be sent to the printers and in next to no time you'll receive your scrummy stationery!


Dont forget to look at the FAQ's or email me any questions you may have.

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