When should I order wedding invitations?
Etiquette dictates ordering of invitations should begin 4-6 months before the wedding date. My least stressed brides have met and placed their deposits, selected the invitation, font, paper and ink 6-12 months before the wedding. Remaining details will be emailed to me and the order finalized at the normal 4-6 month time frame. This allows ample time to address, stuff, stamp and seal your invitations stress-free.
How many invitations should I order?
All invitation stationery is ordered in increments of 25. The best way to arrive at a number is to make a list/spreadsheet and count the actual addresses and round up to the nearest 25. A rough estimate is to divide the number of guests in half and add 25. Remember if you are at 121, its best to order 150 because if you need to reorder another 25 after the first printing, it is considered a new order and is very costly.
What is hand canceling? And when is it necessary?
Hand canceling means your invitations will be processed by hand and should bypass the automated processing machines, avoiding damage. Wedding invitations are often thick, oddly shaped or oddly sized as a result of their enclosures or accessories, and run the risk of getting caught or damaged in these machines. You can also minimize the amount of automated printing and stamping the post office adds to your mailings (bar codes, for example), by requesting your invitations be hand canceled at a local Post Office.
When should Save the Dates be sent out?
Typically Save the Dates are sent out 4-12 months in advance, keeping in mind if travel is necessary for guests earlier is better. You must make sure every person who gets a save the date card also gets a wedding invitation. Accommodation information or a website offers guests information needed in advance of the wedding invitation.
How much postage is necessary for my invitation?
Postage can vary depending on weight, size and shape of your outer envelope. It is essential that you take a completed sample to the Post Office once your invitations arrive. Square and oversize envelopes incur a higher rate in addition to the weight to mail. Other normal shapes are based on the weight alone.
What does a Wedding Invitation package consist of?
Most invitation packages consist of the invitation and envelope, a reception card and a response set (card and return envelope). Some traditional packages have both inner and outer envelopes. If other informational cards are needed, such as accommodation, directions or day after events, they can be added to the order. All pieces (in most cases) are sold individually.
Online ordering versus in-store ordering experience
Buying online offers some benefits but you must weigh the benefits of the in-store experience before deciding. Online orders typically take less time and can offer deep discounts. You do all the work: wording, font and ink selection. You take full responsibility for the accuracy of your order. If the order arrives with something amiss, you need to rebuy it. On the other hand, the in-store experience offers you complete guarantee that your invitation package will arrive as ordered. PaperRozzi helps you with all the details. Walks you thru the process. Assuring that you have all the elements you need for your special invitation package. Your order arrives perfectly. We take all the stress away by handling it for you!