FAQ

Below is a list of questions we've received from past clients that we thought may be helpful to you in ordering your wedding stationery.

How much should I budget for my wedding stationery?

A safe bet is to budget around 8% of your overall budget to your wedding stationery.



Can you explain the ordering process with more detail?
Absolutely!

  1. Decide if you want to print your stationery yourself - whether at home or at a local print shop - or you want us to print them for you.
  2. Find the items you'd like to order (and don't forget you can mix and match!) and place them in your cart. Make sure you have everything you need and check out.
  3. Once your email enters our studio system, you will receive an email with a handful of links to specific forms. Find the form or forms you need and fill them out completely. *Double check all your spelling and grammar before sending the forms back* Any mistakes made by the designer will be corrected without charge. Any changes after the approval proof is sent will be charged $50 per additional proof. These charges will be billed separately and files will not begin printing until payment for that charge has been completed.
  4. Your final proof will be sent to you via email. It will require you to sign off on the proof shown. Your order will not go to print if we do not receive your approval. Once you have submitted the approval on your final proof, changes cannot be made. Your stationery is sent to print.

How should I choose whether I order a printable PDF or have you print my stationery for me?
There are 3 main things to consider :

  • craftiness
  • time
  • budget

If you have a nice printer, feel confident using an exacto knife or paper trimmer, and have a few hours a night for at least a week, ordering a printable PDF is a great option. Be sure to choose a card stock compatible with your printer.

If you have a print shop you like to work with or don't have time to cut all your stationery by hand, a printable PDF is a great option. A local print shop can offer you beautiful paper options we don't offer, can score any of your pieces that need folded, and can trim everything evenly. Many offer great pricing, as well.

If you don't have time to handle one more thing, have no idea what you would even ask a printer to start the process, and you have zero desire to sit and cut out your stationery pieces... let us do it for you. Order the printed stationery. You won't regret it. (And as a bonus, we use a local print shop in Newport, Kentucky, so you would be supporting two small businesses!)

Do you have any tips for trimming a large quantity of stationery?
YES!

  • Break it up. Do not try and trim everything in a span of 1-2 days. Tackle 20 or so sheets an evening and put it away. As you get tired or your hand starts to hurt, you begin to make mistakes.
  • If you plan to use an exacto blade and a straight edge, be sure your straight edge is cork-backed. This will keep the straight edge from slipping and ultimately ruining your cut.
  • Place your straight edge on the inside of the trim marks so you're cutting on the outside of the artwork. If the knife slips, you cut into the scrap paper and not the printed area of your stationery.
  • Use a sharp blade. Switch out our trimming blade every 50 sheets or so. If you feel the tip break off your exacto knife, switch it out. If the blade start to sound like it's grinding, switch it out. When it doubt, switch it out!
  • Know that all of your pieces will not be the exact same size. Trimming by hand is a true handmade process.
  • Score BEFORE you cut. Use the dull side of a knife or purchase a bone fold to create the crease you'll use to fold. Some paper trimmers come with a scoring snap-in. Scoring before you cut allows you to use the guide marks printed. Many times, place cards are printed so that when folded, they go against the grain of the paper. Without scoring, the crease will break. Scoring gives a smooth crease.

Can I change the font used on the stationery I like best?

Yes. Please supply us with a clear, crisp video of that font or the name of the font you would like to use. Some fees may be applied if licensing is necessary.

I want to use seating charts at my wedding – how many guests should I list on one board?
To keep names legible and allow for some room between names (thus making it easier for guests to find their name), we suggest no more than 100 names on one board.

How should I list my guests on my seating chart? By last na–
Yes. By last name. There is no other way. First Name. Last name. Table Number or Table Name. (We suggests numbers. You can add a name to the printed table number card, but keep it simple for guests.)

Once I place my order, how long will it take for me to receive them?

Please allow about 2 weeks from the time you send your approval.

I can’t wait that long! Is it possible to rush my order?

Yes! You are welcome to purchase any of our Rush options in addition to your stationery order!