• When should I order my invitations?
• How many invitations should I order?
• What should I know about mailing my invitations?
• What other items might I need besides the invitation and RSVP?
• Can you suggest alternate wording for my invitations?
• Do you spellcheck or proof read my invitations?
• Can I order extra envelopes?
• How do I address a dark colored envelope?
• Does the price include shipping/handling?
• Do my invitations come fully assembled?
• Do you put postage on my invitations?
• Do you accept international orders?
When should I order my invitations?
It's never to early to start the design process for your wedding invitations once you finalize all the when/where details of your ceremony and reception. Once we have finalized your design, plan on a minimum of 3 - 4 weeks for production, not including shipping. It is recommended that you mail your invitations approximately 6 - 8 weeks in advance of the event date. So, from ordering a sample to guests receiving invitations, the entire process can take a minimum of 12 weeks. As you can see, planning ahead can be a wise move!
How many invitations should I order?
Usually you can count on one invitation set per household (not per guest). Exception: grown children or roommates in the household, then one invitation for each is appropriate. However, it is also a good idea to order extras (usually 5% more). Re-orders are treated as new orders (min. req.) and are therefore more expensive than ordering extras! - see pricing
What should I know about mailing my invitations?
Before addressing envelopes be sure to verify addresses and questionable zip codes. It's also recommended once you have your invitations, to take a completely assembled invitation (reply cards, etc.) to the post office to determine the proper postage. And, don't forget that square format requires additional postage.
What other items might I need besides the invitation and RSVP?
It varies depending on the formality and size of your wedding.
Please contact us directly if you wish to order any of these items - see pricing for more details.
Can you suggest alternate wording for my invitations?
Yes! CLICK HERE to check out some of our invitation wording examples! You may also want to check out the website www.verseit.com, which is also a great resource for all types of event and occasion wording.
Do you spellcheck or proof read my invitations?
No. You are responsible for all spelling, grammar, and punctuation. That is why we recommend having another person look over your proof before approval.
Can I order extra envelopes?
Yes. Although, you probably don't need to . . . we provide approximately 10% extra envelopes with every invitation order. If you feel that you will need more than that, please let us know when placing your order. There may be an additional cost depending on the quantity.
How do I address a dark colored envelope?
To address a dark colored envelope by hand, you'll need to use a lighter color ink such as matte white. Metallic inks seem to pose a problem for post office automated machinery. You could hire a professional calligrapher or DIY with a good quality pen. We do offer Colorscope mailing labels, which add a fun and colorful dimension to your envelopes (see pricing for more details). But keep in mind, you should never address your envelopes using printer-generated labels, a hand-addressed envelope is always perferrable.
Does the price include shipping/handling?
No. Shipping costs will be added to your final total once the invitations or announcements are completed, packed, and weighed. We do NOT charge handling fees and your shipping costs are based on weight and distance. We only ship via UPS - with exception of international orders, thank you notes, and fill-ins which ship via USPS (Global) Priority Mail. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Do my invitations come fully assembled?
Yes! Your order will arrive fully assembled (unless you ask for us not to). Typically we do not insert the RSVP sets in with the main mailing envelopes, so that you can more easily apply postage to them. In some cases, depending on the design, we may suggest that you allow us to apply postage to reply envelopes - no additional charges except the cost of the postage itself. - see next question!
Do you put postage on my invitations?
We now offer a stamp service for your wedding invitation order. We can purchase and affix the stamps for your RSVP envelopes at the cost of the first-class stamps only. We offer this service as a courtesy to our customers since all of our invitations sets are assembled (unless requested otherwise) when delivered. The 1st class postage we purchase will be the "Love" stamp design and if that is not available, the standard American Flag or "forever" design. If you prefer to purchase your own stamps, feel free to send them to us and we will affix them for you!
Do you accept international orders?
Yes, we do accept international orders, with the exception of samples. We do not mail samples outside the US unless you contact us directly and arrange for additional postage. All other orders ship via USPS Global Express Mail. You must make sure all shipping addresses are correct. Any undeliverable packages are the responsibility of the addressee. Also any customs fees are the responsibility of the recipient.
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