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FAQ

For all of you out there who like to ask questions, here are some answers (they may not be the “right” answers, i.e. if you ask me how to make good guacamole, you probably aren’t going to find the answer here). BUT, if your queries are wedding related, or possibly just of the general invitation genre, there is a pretty good chance you may find what you seek. Simply click on a question and the answer will be shown below.

 

Q: How far in advance do I need to order wedding invitations? A: I generally tell people to order 6 months in advance. Read more…

Q: How far in advance should I mail wedding invitations? A: 6-8 weeks in advance, or even earlier if it’s a holiday weekend, peak wedding season, or a destination wedding. Read more…

Q: How far in advance should I mail save the dates? A: You can send save the date cards anywhere between 6-12 months prior to the date. Read more…

Q: How far in advance should I send social invitations? A: Party or shower invitations should be sent one month prior to the event. Read more…

Q: What is the proper way to send a thank you note? A: A thank you note should be written on a note or card with your name or monogram on it. It should be personal. Read more…

Q: How long does it take for invitations to come in? A: Depending on which line you order from, turnaround time is anywhere from 1-6 weeks.  Read more…

Q: Do I put down a deposit on invitations or pay in full? A: To keep the process running smoothly and avoid any delays, payment in full is appreciated before proofing begins. Read more…

Q: Do you have invitations in all price ranges? A: Yes, absolutely! Read more…

Q: What is the average cost for wedding invitations? A: Industry average cost for 100 wedding invitations is approximately $650, which is consistent with the Dayton market. Read more…

Q: Can I order paper and make my own invitations? A: Definitely! I have hundreds of stocks to choose from and I’m happy to help with as much or as little of the design/print process as you’d like. Read more…

Q: What if my invitations don’t have inner envelopes? A: Not to worry, I can provide some etiquette guidelines on how to address outer envelopes. Read more…

Q: What if I want to use a photo on my save the dates? A: Great idea! I carry several lines that offer many cool options for photo save the dates. Read more…

Q: Is it appropriate to put registry information on wedding invitations? A: Nope, sorry. Registry information should only accompany shower invitations or be spread via word-of-mouth. Read more…

Q: What if I find a better price somewhere else? A: Just bring me your estimate from a competitor and I’ll take a look and see if I can beat it. I’d love to work with you and I can frequently offer similar products at lower prices. Read more…

Q: What if I don’t find what I’m looking for? A: Let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll see if I can order it, or create something similar. Check out some of the custom invitations I’ve done in the online gallery. Read more…

Q: What else do you design other than invitations and stationery? A: Note pads, luggage tags, calling cards, personalized self-inking stamps, and more. Read more…

Q: When is a good time to order holiday cards? A: If you’re an early bird, you can usually get killer deals in September. Otherwise October is the month to order. Read more…

Q: What is proper etiquette regarding whose parents are listed on wedding invitations? A: In the old days, parents of the bride traditionally hosted weddings (host = pay for). However, these days, anything goes. Read more…

Q: What is the time frame for sending out wedding thank you notes? A: There is a lot of debate on this one. Some say you have up to a year, but let’s face it, if you got a thank you note for a wedding you went to LAST summer, wouldn’t you feel slightly put off? Read more...

Q: How many cocktail napkins should I order? A: How fun are your friends? Just kidding. Kind of… In all seriousness, you should anticipate 2-3 napkins per person. Read more…

Q: Do I need to know all of my wording before I can order? A: No, and honestly the wording is half the fun. You’d be surprised how much less daunting this task is if we sit down and talk through the wording, line by line. Read more…

Q: Is rush service available? A: Yes… most of the time. But as with any service that requires extra effort and expedited production, there are costs involved that vary from order to order. Read more…

Q: Can I bring my own paper in to be printed? A: Sure, just let me test it out before I guarantee that I can print on it. Printers can be finicky creatures. Read more…

Q: Do you address envelopes? A: I offer several options for envelope addressing: calligraphy, computerized addressing, and some of my album companies also offer cool labels and off-site addressing as well. Read more…

Q: What is the secret to amazing guacamole? A: I’m so glad you asked. 🙂 Since you made it through all of the FAQ’s, you deserve a treat… click here to enter guacamole nirvana.