When should I come and place my invitation order?
My suggestion is to order your invitations four to six months before the wedding so that you give yourself plenty of time for addressing and assembling. Also, I like to gauge when to send out the invitations based on the date you will be needing your response cards back from your guests. Giving your guests plenty of time to plan, ask for time off from work, and get their response cards back to you in a timely manner will be helpful for you and for them. In addition, if hiring a calligrapher, you will need the extra time - especially if you have a large guest list; ask your calligrapher how much time he or she needs based on the quantity of your order.
How much do I pay when I place my stationery order?
When you come in for your appointment, half of the total will be due. The remaining balance is due when your order arrives.
What information do I need to know/bring to my appointment?
- Quantity of invitations you will be ordering
- Time and date of event
- Names, addresses, and correct spellings of venues
- Correct spellings of menu items if including those on respond cards
- Date you need to receive response cards from guests (check with caterer regarding headcount)
- Names, phone numbers, addresses, and group codes for hotels if ordering accommodations cards
- If invitations will be issued from the parents or from the couple
When should I mail my save-the-dates?
Mailing out save-the-dates six months to a year before the wedding is perfect as long as the date and venue have been secured.
We prefer not to have children at our wedding but don't want to hurt any of our guests' feelings; how do we note this?
Simply do not invite them. It is not appropriate to put "no children" or "adults only" on your invitation.
Where do we put registry information or registry cards
in with our wedding invitation?
Wedding registry information should not be included with your invitation suite. The registry information should be sent out with the shower invites or noted on your personal wedding website. Information cards can be included with your save-the-dates or invitation suite directing guests to your website for additional information.
Will I see proofs before printing takes place?
Yes! We will stay in close contact with you during the entire design process. Nothing will be printed without first getting your approval.
Do I need to put stamps on the respoNse card envelopes
that guests will use to send back their responses?
Most definitely! As a common courtesy, guests should never be expected to pay postage to return response cards.
Why do some wedding invitations come with
two sets of envelopes?
The outer envelope is the more formal envelope that is addressed to the recipients. The inner envelope is the more informal envelope that holds the invitation suite and also slides into the outer envelope. The inner envelope does not get sealed.
Example of recipients' names on both envelopes:
- Outer envelope -
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones
123 Jockey Lane
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
- Inner envelope (adults followed by children on the next line) -
Mr. and Mrs. Jones
Anna and Adam
- more informal inner envelope -
John and Mary
Anna and Adam