Frequently Asked Questions
In short; the earlier, the better. I only take on two clients a month, and my time does get booked out quickly. If you would like to work together, please reach out to check my availability at your earliest convenience.
I recommend clients approach me 2 – 6 months ahead of when they need their first piece of stationery. For example, if you’re looking for your Save the Dates to be printed and in the post by the end of October, I would suggest reaching out before the end of August.
You can order your Save the Dates anywhere from 12 – 18 months ahead of your wedding day. International guests always appreciate early notice of when a wedding will be held, so that they can book their travel and accommodation as soon as possible.
Invitations are usually sent out 3-6 months before the wedding day. If you’ve sent out Save the Dates, you can send your wedding invitations out later in that timeframe, but if you haven’t I always recommend giving your guests as much notice as possible.
The design and printing process will take 2-3 months, so if you know you want your wedding invitations in the post by the end of October, please contact me before the end of August.
Samples are sent via Royal Mail First Class.
Wedding invitations are sent tracked and signed. I always discuss postage options with clients, so that they are happy with the choice of courier.
Where possible, I try to work with local printers for my international clients in order to minimize postage costs.
Depending on the complexity of your design, the whole process from signing the contract to wedding invitations in hand can take between 3 – 9 weeks.
Debossing is when a shape is pressed into the paper, so that a pattern is indented into the paper.
Embossing is when a shape is pressed out of the paper, so that it stands out in relief.
Embossing and Debossing require a custom metal plate (called a die) be made, in the shape of the design that is to be applied to the card. This metal plate is then applied to the paper, from either the front or back, in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Hot foiling is when a custom metal plate (called a die) is made from your design. A layer of metallic foil is then placed under the metal plate, which is then pressed into the card. This makes the metallic foil adhere to the paper. This is the commercial way of adding metallic elements to stationery (as opposed to painting every metallic detail on by hand).
Metallic foil comes in a wide range of colours, including gold, rose gold, copper and silver.
I take a 50% deposit of the full project value to secure your booking.
The remaining 50% is due after you’ve approved the final artwork, but before it is handed over to the printer.
There is a real range in the amount my clients spend on their wedding stationery, which very much depends on the number of guests attending their wedding, the complexity of their concept, and what pieces are required (ie. invitations, menus, place name cards, seating charts, bar signs etc.)
On average, my clients spend
6 – 8% of their wedding budget on stationery.