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When should I send my invitations and organise my on the day stationery?

We recommend sending your invitations to your guests around 3-4 months before your wedding date although if your wedding falls over the summer holidays or another popular holiday time of year, or indeed if you have guests travelling from afar, you may wish to allow them a little extra time to make the necessary arrangements so please do only use the below timeline as a guide.

  • Save the date cards – Send them out 10-12 months before
  • Day invitations – Send them out 3-4 months before
  • Evening invitations – Send them out 3-4 months before
  • Order of Service – Details will be required around 6-8 weeks before the wedding
  • Table Plan – Details will be required around 6-8 weeks before the wedding
  • Place Cards – Details will be required around 6-8 weeks before the wedding
  • Menu cards – Order with your other on the day stationery
  • Table Numbers/Names – Order with your other on the day stationery
  • Post Box – Order with your other on the day stationery
  • Favour Boxes – Order with your other on the day stationery
  • Guest book – Order with your other on the day stationery

How many invitations will I need?

You will need one invitation per household for families. If a group of friends live together, it should be one per person/couple.

We always advise that you should order a few extra invitations, anything up to 10% of the total number to allow for changes to the guest list and omissions. It’s also a lovely idea to have an extra invitation for your memory box.

When should I book my wedding stationery?

The short answer, as soon as possible! We do get booked up quite far in advance and with handcrafted orders especially, it takes time to create the luxurious standard our customers have come to expect. We recommend securing your production slots by placing your deposit as soon as you are ready to commit to us making your stationery, you don’t need to know the specifics at this stage, just a ballpark quantity and some ideas of the kind of designs you like is sufficient to get you booked into the diary.

What are your delivery timescales?

Once you have approved the proofs and paid the final balance, we then set to work on creating your beautiful stationery.

For handcrafted invitations & save the dates, you will receive your invitations within 6 weeks of us receiving the final balance.

For printed invitations & save the dates, you will receive your invitations within 4 weeks of us receiving the final balance.

For all on the day stationery, you will receive your invitation the week before your big day.

Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks for delivery of a sample.

 Can I get my stationery any faster?

You can, depending on availability we can offer expedited delivery but please do contact us before placing your order to check if we can accommodate your timescale.

Expedited orders will incur a ‘rush’ fee to cover the extra attention and material and delivery costs from our suppliers. The additional fee varies according to the timescale you require and our current workload but can be anything from 15 – 40% percent of the total value of the affected items but we will advise you of the full cost prior to taking any payment.

Do I need to order all my stationery items in one go?

No. It is often the case that the quantities and requirements for your other stationery items depend on the response from your wedding invitations.

It is however best to get booked in for your on the day stationery at the same time as booking your invitation slot to ensure that we will be able to fulfil your order and you get the coordinated look you desire. You can finalise the exact details closer to the time and we will have all your design and colour preferences recorded to make ordering your other stationery items extra easy.

Will I see proofs before my wedding stationery is printed?

Yes. We will send you proofs of the text for all your stationery items electronically in the form of a pdf document for you to view. It is only once you have approved these proofs in writing that we will proceed with your order. If you would rather a hard copy of your proofs, please inform us upon ordering and this will be arranged for you.

What information do I need to include in my invitations?

We have some suggested wording available *link* but it may be helpful to check through the below to see what is usually included;-

Day Invitations

  • Name of hosts – traditionally the Bride’s parents but it is now often the couple themselves
    • First and surname of the bride (first name and middle name are quite usual if the Bride’s parents are hosting)
    • First and surname of the bridegroom and his title (Mr/Dr/Sir)
  • Where the ceremony is taking place – venue name and town is often sufficient
  • The full date of the wedding ceremony
  • The time of the ceremony
  • The location of the wedding reception
  • RSVP date
  • A contact address to which guests should reply (if no RSVP card is included)

Evening Invitations

  • Name of hosts – traditionally the Bride’s parents but it is now often the couple themselves
    • First and surname of the bride (first name and middle name are quite usual if the Bride’s parents are hosting)
    • First and surname of the bridegroom and his title (Mr/Dr/Sir)
  • Where the reception is taking place – venue name and town is often sufficient
  • The full date of the wedding reception
  • Time of the reception
  • RSVP date
  • Optional: Dress code for the reception

Are envelopes and inserts included in the price?

Yes, all envelopes are included in the price, we can also print your guest’s names and addresses on them for a small fee. Inserts are included as standard in pocketfold and layered invitations and can be added to any of our other invitations as an optional extra.

Should I send Save The Date cards?

Strictly speaking, you don’t need to send save the date cards however they are a great idea if your wedding is taking place during the busy summer months or other popular holiday time so that your guests can plan their travels whilst being mindful of your wedding date. It is advisable to send out save the date cards to your guests between 9 – 12 months in advance. Your wedding invitations will then follow closer to the time. Similarly, if your wedding is overseas or requires your guests to make a number of arrangements, then save the date cards are ideal to ensure enough time is allowed.

Should we include guests’ children’s names on the invitations?

If you are inviting children to your wedding, you should include their names on their parents’ invitations. If your guest’s children are not included on their invitation they should assume the invitation is for them only.

If you are not inviting children to your wedding, it should be sufficient to exclude their names from the invitation however if you prefer a more direct method of letting your guests know that your wedding is an adult only event we can help advise you on some polite wording *here/link*

Is it rude to include gift poems in the Wedding Invitation?

It is quite commonplace nowadays to ask guests for a monetary gift or contribution to a honeymoon fund so rest assured, your guests will have received plenty of invitations with similar requests previously. The important thing to remember is to be polite in your request.

Traditionally a wedding guest would contact the mother of the bride to discuss gifts and registry details however in modern times, couples have often made a home together before their wedding day so frequently the gift list is redundant with the couple already having all of the home comforts they need.

You can view some ideas for gift wording *here/link*