Handmade Couture Wedding Invitations
Important Wedding Invitations Tips
TO ORDER WEDDING INVITATIONS & WEDDING STATIONERY:
Plan on ordering
your unique wedding invitations and all wedding stationery at least 4-6
months prior to your wedding day. It takes between 4-6 weeks to produce
your invitations as each wedding invitation is carefully crafted and handmade
and are absolutely not mass produced! Make sure you get the wedding invitation
of your dreams! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of
your life. It is always safe to plan ahead and get things taken care of.
Check your wedding invitations off your list and get moving with other
must-do's! Consult with our experienced wedding
invitation designers to discuss your color schemes,
themes and preferences for your wedding invitations.
Envisioning a unique wedding invitation of your own? Couture wedding invitations are our specialty! Creation of a custom wedding invitation takes more time, due to the consultation process. We do require 6-8 weeks completion on a unique and couture wedding invitation - and cannot accept rush orders for a custom job.
HOW MANY INVITATIONS? : When ordering wedding invitations and all wedding stationery - it is highly recommended that you order 10% more than your current guest list count. As a precaution to accomodate last minute guests, adjust for addressing errors during printing or hand addressing your envelopes, and to avoid additional charges once your project has gone to press, we highly recommend that you order more invitations than needed. In the event that additional invitations are required after your project has gone to press, you will be required to restart your whole order over again and wait an additional 4-6 weeks for your wedding invitations to get printed. As a general guide, you should only give one wedding invitation per household.
CARDS: RSVP cards or reply cards,
are sent along with the main wedding invitation. This card generally
requests certain information from your guests (total in party, entree
choices, song requests, etc). The RSVP by date should be confirmed with
your caterer as to finalize the total head count.
|SAVE THE DATE CARDS: Save the date cards announce your engagement to your family, friends and those near and dear to you! Save the date cards are an important notice for those with family and friends far away. Sending out save the date cards will notify the recipient of this special day to come and to make accomodations for the future event. They are a prelude to the actual wedding invitation and should be sent out within 3 months to one year of the actual wedding day. We recommend you send out itinerary booklets for your out of town guests with names and addresses of tourist hot spots, sights and scenes around the city.|
I NEED OUTER ENVELOPES? :
Based on tradition, the custom of providing an outer envelope for the
wedding invitation ensemble began in the mid Eighteenth century, when
messengers on horseback were used to deliver correspondence and wedding
invitations. Handwritten envelopes sealed with the family's crest would
likely get soiled during delivery and so wedding invitations were placed
in double envelopes. Outer envelopes would then get discarded and the
clean, inner envelope would then be presented on a silver tray by the
butler to the master of the house.
Today's methods of mailing will not likely soil your envelopes, nor will there be a handy butler around, and for the most part, you'd get a "tire mark" from the envelopes going through the barcoding machines. Although it is less expensive to do without an outer envelope, the names written on the inner envelope of the wedding invitation clearly provide your guests with helpful information on who is invited. It's merely a matter of budget and tradition whether or not to include the outer envelopes. We offer our clients the option of purchasing an outer envelope.
YOUR WEDDING INVITATIONS: It
is a timeless tradition for formal wedding invitations to be hand addressed,
usually by the bride or in calligraphy
script. Unfortunately, most brides are busy handling other
details and some do not have legible handwriting. We offer calligraphy
script printing and modern
hand addressing. If you're the
traditionalist, when addressing your wedding invitations, make sure
the street names are completely spelled out, including the directional
North, South, etc. Also spelled out are titles of profession, i.e.,
Doctor, Professor, etc. See more of this topic.
Are you do-it-yourselfer? Many of our wedding invitations come in easy to assemble DIY kits! Pre-printed, no messing with templates or inks on different printers. Simply assemble them yourself and save lots of $$$! Our website is being redesigned to better serve you! Please email us with your inquiries.
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