What is the timeline that I should follow for mailing out everything?
Save the Dates: At least 6 months in advance for local weddings and 12 months for destination weddings.
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: 2 to 4 months before the wedding.
Invitations: 2 to 4 months before the wedding.
RSVP Return Deadline: Try to receive all RSVPs 2-3 weeks prior to the wedding date.
Announcements: Mail out the day before or after the wedding; if using a wedding photo, 3-4 weeks after wedding.
Thank You Cards: 3 months after wedding date.
I’m so ready to get started, but I don’t know what to say!?
I can help with that! I have often helped come up with wording for pieces for my clients – both wedding and professional. I also can assist with researching any topic or questions that might arise.
I have my own wording I’d like to use on my invitation. / I have a very specific color theme. Can I use that?
Of Course! All our invitations are custom designed for your event – this means you are in control. I am here to make sure your wants and needs are met and carried out throughout your entire wedding.
There are different types of printing??
Yes, there are! There are a wide range of techniques that vary in process and result.
Letterpress has been around forever. It was invented by Johann Gutenberg in 1450, it's an antique printing method that uses images and text on a raised surface that is dipped in ink and pressed against the paper. It produces a matte ink design or lettering that is sharply impressed rather than raised. This process takes much longer and costs much more than digital printing but has quite a different look to it.
Offset Printing technology uses plates, usually made from aluminum, which are used to transfer an image onto a rubber "blanket", and then rolling that image onto a sheet of paper. It's called offset because the ink is not transferred directly onto the paper. Offset printing is the best choice when larger quantities are needed, and provides accurate color reproduction, and crisp, clean professional looking printing.
Digital Printing doesn't use plates the way offset does, but instead uses options such as toner (like in laser printers) or larger printers that do use liquid ink. Digital printing shines when lower quantities are needed; think of a run of 20 greeting cards or 100 flyers. Another benefit of digital printing is its variable data capability. When each piece needs a unique code, name or address, digital is the only way to go. Offset printing cannot accommodate this need. While offset printing is a fantastic way to produce great-looking print projects, many businesses or individuals do not need large runs of 500 or more, and the best solution is digital printing.
Can’t decide? First, take a look at your budget and decide which option fits best. You could also look at all the items you are printing and decide to use a few variations of printing on them, with whatever fits best.
Do you print everything yourself?
No, I am not a printer. However, as a designer, I have developed relationships with many presses and can work with you to make sure your stationery is printed exactly how you would like. I can refer you to some presses, or I can take care of everything for you, so you do not need to have that on your plate.
Let’s talk! I would love to get to know you better and find out all the ways we can work together to make your wedding day dreams into reality!