Your wedding may be the best party of your life and planning it means making a lot of decisions. One of the most important planning steps is to choose your wedding stationery designer. Not only will your invitations and save the date cards give your guests important information about your big day, they also set the tone. Wedding stationery has the potential to make a big impression on your guests even before the celebrations even begin.
Before selecting your luxury wedding stationery there are some important questions you should ask to make sure they are the perfect fit.
9 Must Ask Questions for your Wedding Stationery Designer
1) What is the timeline for wedding stationery design and production?
Part of planning your big day is getting everything to happen on time, both on the day and before. It is important to know exactly when to order save the dates, invitations and on the day stationery and how long the process is. Take a look at our wedding stationery timeline to know exactly when to send what.
2) Do you offer a sample service?
Seeing the design, materials or a complete sample of your wedding invitations is a must. Wedding Stationery Designers work in different ways so check what’s available. I have chosen a wide selection of most elegant wedding invitation samples of the cards, ribbons & accessories, order your wedding stationery sample pack here or book a consultation to review the materials, print options and styles we can create just for you.
3) What is included in the price for the wedding stationery?
The price of your wedding stationery will vary depending on the elements you choose, your wedding stationer will help you to decide whether your invites should be pocketfold with inserts, cards in envelopes, or perhaps include RSVP cards or other touches. Make sure that you understand what’s included in the quote and what is not.
4) Do you offer assembly and addressing services?
With a whole wedding to plan as well as life’s own hurdles you might want to have as much taken care of as possible. Putting together all your wedding invitations can be quite the time consuming project. Inserts must be organized and placed in the envelopes or pocket folds, ribbons tied and each one addressed individually. If you’d rather let your stationer take care of everything, ask your them if they can handle the addressing and assembly. At Mrs Peony we ensure that every detail is taken care of, but this may not be the case with other designer. If they don’t offer the service, they may be able to put your in contact with someone who does.
5) How can I pay and when should each invoice be settled?
Different stationers have different payment terms including enabling you to pay in installments. Ensure that you understand when each of your payments are due and how you can pay.
6) Can I order all my other wedding stationery from you, as well as the invitations?
A full suite of wedding stationery will typically include Save The Dates, RSVP cards, information sheets, full and evening only invitations, table settings, a table plan, menus and Thank You notes. If you would like all your stationery to match then it is advised to order everything you need from the same designer.
7) What types of printing do you offer and which would best suit my style?
There are many different types of printing you can request for your wedding stationery. Each offers a different aesthetic and can bring an extra touch of class to your invitations. Make sure you ask your stationer about the types of printing they offer in house or by third parties.
8) Do you offer a consultation for custom stationery designs?
If you are looking for luxury wedding stationery with all the details to make your event stand out then nothing beats a face to face consultation. If you live in the vicinity of your stationer then it is worth visiting their studio to discuss your ideas and vision in more detail. These consultations allow you to see and feel the quality of any materials that will be used to assemble your final invitations as well as ensuring clarity in exactly what you want. If your stationer lives abroad; you could always schedule a virtual meeting and discuss your design options in more detail.
9) If revisions need to be made, will there be an extra fee?
If for any reason you want or need to change any details on your wedding stationery, for example, the wedding location or times, it is important to know the costs. There are a host of reasons you may need to change your wedding plans. If your invitations or save the date cards are already sent you may need a change the date/venue/times card added to your stationery suite – take a look at our blog for advice on this.
I hope you have found this information helpful and want to wish you a hearty congratulations on your engagement! If you have any further questions of would like to book a consultation for your luxury wedding stationery then I’m excited to hear from you.