Not sure where to start when planning your wedding stationery?
I’ve collected together some of my most asked wedding stationery questions. Have a read through to find answers that you might be looking for, and feel free to get in touch if you have a question that’s not listed here.
When should I order my stationery?
It is important to allow time for the creation, printing and delivery of your wedding stationery. Please allow 4-6 weeks for design and print of ‘In-House Collections‘. For ‘Bespoke‘ design allow 8-10 weeks for consultations, design and print.
Do your designs come in different colours?
If you would like to discuss different colour options for any of my designs, please add this to the enquiry form on the Contact page. Colour changes and other adjustments to an existing design are often possible but may require an additional fee. All bespoke orders will be colour matched to your colour scheme and theme.
Can I have different wording on my wedding stationery?
Yes, absolutely! The wording is a really important part of what makes your wedding stationery unique to you During the design process, I’ll ask you to supply me with the exact wording you’d like to appear on your stationer. Please note it’s your responsibility to ensure all spelling and grammar is correct, and also to obtain the correct copyright permission for hymns, readings or pictures to be included in your stationery. You agree to indemnify Ellie and Liv against any action for breach of copyright of such items.
Can I have guest names printed on my invitations?
Yes, for my House Collection invitations you can personalise with the addition of your guests’ names, there will be a small additional cost for this service. For the Bespoke Design this service will be discussed during your consultation. If you prefer, a space can be left on your invitation for you to write your own guest names on.
Can we write guest names on our invitations ourselves?
Yes, if your wording allows for this, I can provide your invitations with a blank space to enable you to write guest names yourself.
Can we print addresses on our envelopes?
This service depends on the source and colour of your envelopes, I can discuss your options in more detail with you when you order your stationery. If envelope printing is not available for your choice of envelopes, address stickers can be printed as an alternative. Both these options will be available at an additional cost.
How many invitations will I need?
The general rule is one per household. If a group of friends live together, it should be one per person/couple. I recommend ordering five to ten spare invitations, in case of changes in the guest list or if any get lost in the mail (this is also handy if you are writing names on the invitation in case of any errors). Two to three for keepsakes and 20% extra envelopes in case of address mess-ups (they happen to us all!).
When should I send my stationery?
There are no set rules but I recommend you send your Save the Dates 9-18 months before your wedding date and your wedding invitations 2-8 months before. If you are planning a destination wedding please bear in mind guests will need plenty of notice for advanced planning.
My wedding date has changed, what can I do?
During these uncertain times, I understand that dates may move or change. In these circumstances, if you have previously ordered a Save the Date or Wedding Invitation I will supply you with a FREE digital version with your revised date. If you are concerned about your wedding date or would like to speak to me for more guidance on dates moving please contact me.
Is there a minimum order?
For house collection wedding stationery there is a minimum order of 25. Minimum orders will be discussed personally with the Bespoke Design Service.
What information do I need to include on my guest information card?
This is up to you, but popular information to include tends to be directions and addresses of wedding/reception, list of local accommodation, gift list, or menu.
Should we order all our stationery at the same time?
To avoid disappointment I do advise you to book everything in advance to guarantee Ellie and Liv studio time is booked. I understand that you may not know exactly how many people will be able to attend your wedding until you get RSVPs back. Therefore if you do not know exact numbers before your wedding I ask for an estimate of numbers at the time of your order for ‘On the Day items. You can pre-book your studio time to avoid disappointment for Wedding Invitations and On the Day items, paying a non-refundable £100 deposit. This deposit will then be credited of your final payment. This option is only available for future dates that are over 8 months away. I’ll go over all of this with you in more detail as we move through the process together. For more details please contact me or visit the Terms and Conditions.
Can we order from overseas?
Yes, please contact me to discuss the different delivery options available depending on where you live.
Can we cancel an order?
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details on cancellations.
Can I make design Changes to a semi-custom design?
Yes, making design changes to a semi-custom design in the House Collection is the perfect way to add some personalisation without going fully bespoke. Any design changes will incur an additional semi-custom design fee from £50.
Do you offer a bespoke design service?
Yes! Designing completely bespoke suites of stationery that truly reflect the two of you and the wedding you’re planning is my favourite thing to do. You can find out lots more about how the Bespoke design process works over on the Bespoke page. If you’re interested in a bespoke design, please make an enquiry on the Contact page and I’ll book you in for a no obligation consultation to chat everything through.
What are your working hours?
My contactable working hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30 to 2.30.
I have more questions?
If you can’t find the information you need here please get in touch.