THE DETAILS

CUSTOMIZATION

Do you need to customize your suite to make it perfect? We allow certain modifications for a minimal fee of $25. This includes items like moving items around, changing fonts or choosing new colors and paper stocks. We also allow you to adjust your printing methods, however, this will affect your cost per suite depending on which printing method you choose. If you don't need any customization other than your text, there are no additional fees!

 

QUANTITY

Due to the nature of custom invitations, a minimum of 30 sets need to be ordered. After that you can order in increments of 5.

It is recommended that you order 10 sets extra to keep on hand. Remember, when deciding how many sets you need, you count the number of households that you are sending invitations to, not the number of people being invited.

 

PROOFS

When you place your order, you will be added to our client management system that will allow you to view all of your documents along the way. You will receive a form to fill out that will provide us with all of the wording to use in your suite and to provide any additional information we need to know.

 

TURN AROUND TIME

The standard turnaround time for invitations is 6 to 8 weeks. If specialty printing or items are added, additional time is needed. It is recommended that you start the ordering process at least 4 to 6 months prior to the mailing date to make sure there is plenty

of time and to keep the process as stress free as possible.

 

SHIPPING

Once your invitations are completed a meet up can be scheduled for delivery. If you’re unavailable or outside the Jonesboro area, we can arrange shipping your invitations via USPS or FedEx for an additional fee.

ADD-ONS

There are many different ways to dress up your invitation suite. Some ways include ribbon, wax seals, envelope liners, belly bands and more. One or all of these additional offerings can bring your suite together and coordinate nicely with your theme and color palette.

 

ENVELOPE ADDRESSING

If you don’t want to write your guest names and addresses on the mailing envelopes, or writing the return address over and over again, you can choose to have us take care of that for you. Calligraphy can be added on to any order. (Coming Soon: We can digitally print your addresses on the envelopes to match the fonts and colors of the invitations.)

Calligraphy starts at $1.50/set​

Digital Printing (Coming Soon)

​If you choose this service, an excel sheet with formatting will be provided to you.

POSTAGE

When mailing your invitations, you want to take a completely assembled suite to the local post office that you plan to mail your invitations from and have it weighed for accuracy. Invitation suites will range between 2 and 4 ounces, costing approximately

$.71 - $1.13 to mail. Response cards are usually covered by a standard first class/forever stamp ($.50). Keep in mind that certain things will cause the cost to increase, such as ribbons, paper thickness, wax seals, etc.

PAPER ETIQUETTE

WHEN TO MAIL

Save the Dates should be sent out approximately 9-12 months in advance to give your guests notice for planning and accommodations. Every guest that receives a save the date needs to also receive a formal invitation. If you send someone a save the date and they notify you that they can’t make it, you don’t need to send them an invitation. Unless it is a very close friend or family member that would like to have it as a keepsake.​

Invitations should be sent out 8-10 weeks before the wedding day. If the wedding is on a holiday weekend, a destination wedding, or if a majority of guests are from out of town, invitations should go out 12-14 weeks in advance to allow your guests to plan for transportation and accommodations.

 

Your “respond by” date for your response cards should be 4-6 weeks before your wedding date. This will give you 2-3 weeks to follow up with the stragglers who didn’t respond and get your final guest count to your caterer by their deadline.

INVITATION WORDING

When wording your invitation there are several different options depending on your situation. See below for samples of the most commonly used options.​​

Married Parents

of the Bride Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Hailey Elizabeth
to
Jacob David Harris

Divorced/Remarried Parents

of the Bride Hosting

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Hailey Lauren
to
Jacob David Harris

Bride and Groom Hosting

with Family

Together with their families
Hailey Lauren Smith
and
Jacob David Harris
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage

ADDITIONAL CARD WORDING

Additional cards are generally used when the ceremony and reception are held at two separate locations. You will need to list the reception venue and address. This is also a good place to list a wedding website if you have one. Another good use for additional cards could be for accommodations, directions, or wedding events. 

However, keep in mind, you do not want to include your wedding registry anywhere on your invitation suite, this should be reserved for your wedding website or bridal shower invitations.

Response cards need to include your respond by date for your guests, a line to enter in their names, food choices, if you choose to have a plated dinner, and accept(s) and decline(s) options.

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