boutique wedding invitations & stationery

13 freckles stationery

Frequently Asked Questions:


WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION?
I advise that you contact me as soon as you're ready to discuss your stationery needs. The sooner we discuss, the more likely I will be available. Please be prepared to discuss the basic details such as the quantity you need for each item, the type of information that you would like to include, and the look and colors that you have in mind. I prefer to meet with you at least 4 – 8 months before your wedding, the sooner the better. I can book orders up to one year in advance. If you are interested in save the dates, schedule a meeting 8 – 10 months before your wedding. A project may be considered rush if needed within a 4 – 5 week turnaround, this will be communicated prior to the start of the project. A timeline for your project will be more accurately determined after your consultation. 

HOW LONG DOES THE CUSTOM PROCESS TAKE?
On average, it takes about 8 - 10 weeks for design, proofing and production. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I make gorgeous invitations to meet any budget! On average my invitations cost $4 - $10 per set plus sales tax (if applicable). If you have a certain budget in mind, I can guide you to a style that fits your needs.

WHAT TYPES OF PRINTING DO YOU OFFER?
I currently offer flat digital printing or lithography with raised ink. 

CAN I ASSEMBLE MY INVITATIONS OR PROVIDE MY OWN MATERIALS?
I advise you to let me take care of everything; this will alleviate stress that you don't need! 


HOW MANY INVITATIONS SHOULD I ORDER?
Look at your guest list. Remember, many invitations will be going to a couple or family, not a single person. Then get at least 15 extra. There will be last minute guests, you may want to frame one, and of course, I need one too!

DO YOU OFFER SAMPLES?
During the design process, I provide you with detailed PDF proofs. If you prefer to have an actual sample made the cost is $30 per sample. Some samples cannot be provided in certain colors, but swatches will be provided.

WHAT POSTAGE WILL I NEED?
The majority of my invitations are within the 2oz. rate. Occasionally, an invitation will go into the 3oz. rate due to thickness, ribbon or envelope liners. I can weigh your invitations once I begin production for an estimate. Reply card and envelope are standard 1oz. rate. Reply postcards require the postcard rate. Always take a finished invitation to the post office for accurate postage.