FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How soon should I choose my invitations?
A: It is never too early to explore your options. Getting started early will allow you the most choices and will greatly reduce your stress. Typically, Save the Dates are sent 6-8 months before the event (but can be sent up to a year before if travel plans need to be made). Wedding invitations are usually mailed 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Social invitations may go out later.
Q: What should I bring to my appointment? How long will it take?
A: Nothing special is needed for your initial appointment. We will go over your details and style with you. If you have inspiration photos you want to show us we are happy to look at those but they aren't necessary. Allow 1 1/2 hours for the initial complimentary appointment. Additional communication can be done by email/telephone or in follow up appointments.
Q: Can you help me with traditional wording and etiquette? What if I have special circumstances that I'm unsure how to handle?
A: Absolutely. That is one of the advantages of working with a professional. We are here to assist.
Q: I want other pieces to coordinate with the invitation. Are those available?
A: Absolutely. We can do coordinating thank you notes, place cards, table numbers, menu cards, programs, gift tags, napkins, etc, to complete your ensemble.
Q: Do you offer calligraphy and/or guest addressing services?
A: Yes. Both are available.
CRANE'S Etiquette Blog + - click to link
There are many conflicting rules of etiquette. We have chosen Crane's Bluebook as our official source. The Etiquette blog covers proper wording, addressing, assembly and other helpful information concerning weddings and social events. We use this as our guideline but remain respectful of evolving trends and modern day practicality.
Instructions For Guest Addressing
Non-Traditional Wording Options
Timeframe & Postage
Best to Weigh
Sealing your envelopes
Postage Machines vs. Hand Cancelling