Not sure where to start when planning your wedding stationery?
I’ve collected together some of my most asked weddings stationery FAQs.
Helping you keep things stress free and avoid any wedding paper disasters.
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY STATIONERY?
It is important to allow time for the creation, printing and delivery of your wedding stationery. Please allow for ‘In-House Collections’ 4-6 weeks for design and print. 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 our designs please contact us. Colour changes to an existing design will be an additional £18 and you can also supply a colour swatch for us to match if you so wish. All bespoke orders will be colour matched to your colour scheme and theme.
CAN I HAVE DIFFERENT WORDING ON MY WEDDING STATIONERY?
Yes, if you have some particular wording that you wish to use please supply to me. It is your responsibility 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?
Currently, I do not offer this service for House Collection invitations. This can be discussed when using the Bespoke Design Service. Products that can be personalised are Place Cards, Table plans, and Table names/numbers. However a space for a name to be written by the couple can be featured in the invitation design.
CAN WE WRITE GUEST NAMES ON OUR INVITATIONS OURSELVES?
Yes, if your wording allows for thus we can provide your invitations with a to enable you to write guest names yourself.
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 changes in the guest list or 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.
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 2-8 months for your wedding invitations. 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?
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 we 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?
On house collection wedding stationery there is a minimum order of 25. Minimum orders will be discussed personally with the Bespoke Design Service.
UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 I understand that wedding numbers are currently smaller, please contact us to discuss if your guest list is lower than 25, I will do my very best to accommodate this during this uncertain time.
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO INCLUDE ON MY GUEST INFORMATION CARD?
This is up to you, but popular information is 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 we do advise you 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 we ask for an estimate of numbers at the time of order ‘On the Day’ items.
CAN WE ORDER FROM OVERSEAS?
Yes, please contact me to discuss the different delivery options.
CAN WE CANCEL AN ORDER?
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details on cancellations.
DO YOU OFFER A BESPOKE DESIGN SERVICE?
Yes, I understand that every bride has an idea of what they want. So if you don’t see anything in our house collections that is ‘the one’, we do offer a full Bespoke Design Service to create wedding stationery that is unique and individual to your wedding. A consultation is recommended when using our fully bespoke service. This way I can get an idea of your tastes and a feel for who you are. This way we can discuss different ideas and look at any objects or pictures you have found that inspire you. Our studio is based in Nottinghamshire but if you are not from this area we can discuss your ideas over Zoom or on the telephone.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
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