Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I secure your services for wedding planning/day-of coordinating?
Depending upon the services that you require from us, but the sooner the better! For wedding planning and day-of coordinating, we suggest meeting with us for a consultation as soon as you begin the wedding planning process so we can lock in your date. We've booked weddings two-years away and two-weeks away. It all depends upon our availability.
- How far in advance should I secure your services for design services (i.e. invitations)?
Ideally, we suggest securing our services 9-12 months in advance of your wedding date if you will be sending out save the dates, 6-9 months in advance otherwise. However, please enquire if we are able to accommodate you, because we are sometimes able to perform a quick turnaround if our design calendar allows.
- When should I send out my save the dates?
Save the dates should be mailed out 9-12 months in advance of a wedding date falling on a holiday, holiday weekend, or the summer months. If you have a large amount of out-of-town guests, we suggest you mail out your save the dates 9-12 months in advance as well. If you are using your save the dates as a way to set the theme of your wedding, 6-12 months in advance is acceptable.
When should I mail out my wedding invitations?
Your wedding invitation should be mailed out 3 months in advance with an RSVP date set to at least 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding date. Your venue as well as other vendors that you work with will usually want your final head count at least one to two weeks prior to the wedding. However, please check with your venue and your day-of-coordinator for their suggested timeframe.
- What is your design process?
All of our designs our custom made for you. From beginning to end, we allow 2-3 months for Francesca to work on your designs, during which time you will receive digital proofs for review and to comment upon. If you are interested in one of our previous designs, you can visit our online store by clicking here or by enquiring.
- How does the proofing process work?
Typically, unless otherwise specified in your contract, we provide our couples with two rounds of digital proofs for them to review. Additional proofs can be provided at a rate of $25 per additional proof. It is very rare that more than two proofs are needed for any given project. Printing will not occur unless you have "signed off" on your proof thereby certifying both the accuracy of the content as well as the correctness of grammar and spelling.
Proofs are provided digitally. We highly recommend, and include in every one of our packages, a face-to-face meeting to review your printed proof of your wedding invitation suite as well as to review paper swatches.
What kind of printing do you offer?
We offer a variety of printing options including, but not limited to: digital, offset, letterpress, foil stamping, engraving, embossing, etc.