This guide is intended to answer the most common questions about The Wedding Collection ordering process.

Please read and refer to this information before submitting your order. 


Overview

1. Browse and Order: Browse the collection gallery for inspiration to begin the order process. Add items to your Cart in the quantities required (You Choose) or request design options (We Choose). You can also browse and order Embellishments and Add-on’s, such as calligraphy addressing, silk ribbons, vintage stamps, and more (these ideally should be purchased at the same time as your suite, but may be ordered separately if preferred) and illustrated pieces.

All suites purchased through The Wedding Collection receive discounted calligraphy addressing.

2. Confirmation: Once your order is placed and reviewed (approx. 2-3 days) you will be sent a link to the client portal where you can access your project documents, timeline, design proofs, and submit the wording for your suite pieces. At this point I'll also get in touch with you to discuss your choices and options, confirm your production time frame and external vendor timelines (if applicable, eg. sourcing silk ribbon or vintage stamps), and to ask you any questions I may have following the review of your order. Details of your order and Production Timeline will be available in your client portal throughout the process.

3. Design: When all required information has been received and the details of your order confirmed, the design phase will begin. Two rounds of revisions are included following your initial digital proof for minor changes to your text, calligraphy, and design aspects. Additional edits over and above your two revisions will incur a flat fee of USD$65.00 per revision. Your proofs will be delivered and approved digitally via your client portal.

You will receive your final design document (PDF) showcasing your entire suite/pieces once the revisions phase is complete, and once approved your order will go to print.

4. Production: Production on your suite begins! I'll be in touch at the mid-point of production to give you an update.

5. Assembly & Shipping: Your order will be assembled (if applicable), packaged and weighed and you will receive an invoice for shipping (if applicable), as well as any additional charges agreed and discussed during the design/production phases. This invoice is payable prior to your goods being mailed. Once complete your order will be shipped with tracking and insurance.
 

Customisation requests above and beyond those available to order online may be accommodated if timing allows (eg. alternative paper stocks, adding bespoke design, multiple color letterpress, etc.). Custom work requested after your order has been submitted may be discussed and approved on an as/when basis, and you will be invoiced for these services separately.

You are welcome to get in touch prior to ordering to talk about your ideas and discuss how best to customise your suite.


Print methods

Fine Art Digital

Flat', or digital printing is the most cost effective and straight forward option for your suite generally with a faster turnaround time. 

Custom Crafted uses archival-quality Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks for digital printing, producing accurate, fade-resistant colour on a range of beautiful fine art and handmade papers.

This method is available with Standard, Heavy, and Handmade papers (house stocks, descriptions below).

Letterpress

The traditional print method dating back to mid-15th to 19th centuries, designs are re-produced onto plates to use with a vintage letterpress machine. Your design is pushed into the paper via the plate during the print run, resulting in the distinctive 'pillow'-like impression letterpress is known for. For metallic colors (in most cases) it's recommended that you choose foil, as metallic letterpress inks are muted when printed.

This method is available with Heavy and Handmade papers, various options can be accommodated.

Foil Stamping

Hot foil stamping uses heat, pressure, and a metallic foil. To achieve a foil stamp, a plate comes into contact with the foil, transferring a thin layer onto the paper. The design is slightly imprinted into the paper for a beautiful, textured feel.

Choose from gold, rose gold, copper, or silver. 

This method is available with Heavy and Handmade papers, various options can be accommodated.


The following swatches are intended as a guide only, actual physical and printed colours may differ.

 

papers

Standard FSC® Certified and Green-e Certified, sustainable cover stock. Available in a range of neutrals, this paper is a great all-rounder, it has a soft, lightly textured feel and works well with digital print methods. Weight range 120-130lb/310-350gsm.

Heavy card stocks are either FSC® Certified and Green-e Certified, sustainable cover stock or 100% cotton, invarious colours. This paper is almost twice the thickness of the Standard stock making it ideal for letterpress and foil printing. Weight range 200-220lb/540-600gsm.

Handmade with blend of cotton and linen. A beautiful, artisan paper with a subtle texture and beautifully fluffy deckled-edges. As with most handmade products, each sheet is different to the next with slight variations in colour and texture.

 

Physical paper samples are recommended and may be purchased here.

Artisan papers and print methods are a perfect match when creating beautiful stationery, though the results can be a little unpredictable. Handmade paper will often have variations in shape and texture within the same batch, and paired with letterpress or foil stamping your stationery can sometimes be a little quirky or inconsistent. If you'd like to see samples of these papers and print methods please get in touch before ordering.
 

Standard / Heavy
White, Soft White, Natural Ivory

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Handmade Paper
Off-White

Other paper colours may be accommodated if requested, additional costs apply. Please get in touch before ordering for timing and availability.


Ink Colours
White*, Rose, Sage, Khaki, Pewter
Stone, Smoke, Pebble, Black

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*White is available with Letterpress printing only as a blind impression.

Additional colours may be accommodated on request.


Calligraphy Styles

 
 01 / Signet

01 / Signet

 02 / Vrille

02 / Vrille

 03 / Petite

03 / Petite

 04 / Heritage

04 / Heritage

 

 

Wreath Styles

Each wreath includes corresponding floral details for each insert. Available with the Laurel suite only.

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Wax Seals

Fleur-de-lis, Oak Tree, Wild Rose

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Envelopes.

Euro-flap envelopes are included with all collection suite packages. As part of the design process you'll be presented with a number of options for your envelopes depending on your colour scheme and suite requirements. You may also request specific colours or styles and I'll do my best to match what you have in mind from over 50 available colours.

ENVELOPE PRINTING

Digital return addressing is included with all collection orders, however you may choose to upgrade this to match your print method if preferred. Complimentary digital printing is limited to light, mid-range, and non-metallic envelope colours only. If you would like to discuss light ink on dark, or textured/metallic envelope options please get in touch before ordering for pricing and availability.


Wording examples.

Be as traditional or creative as you wish! These samples are here to help you get started:

SAVE THE DATE

1. Title / Announcement
“Save the Date" / "Save the Date for the wedding of ..."

2. Couple: Your names.
ie. Will you be including middle names or initials?

3. Date: When (wedding date, year) / Where (ceremony (City/State and/or Country)
Generally your Save the Date will specify the City or State/Country of your wedding (as the venue may not yet be booked)

4. Final Note (optional)
eg. "Invitation to Follow"

 

MAIN INVITATION

1. Hosts: Who is inviting your guests to the celebration? 
“Together with their parents” (OR “families”)
“Mr. & Mrs. XX request the honor of your company”

2. Couple: Your names.
ie. Will you be including middle names or initials?

3. Details: When (wedding date, year, ceremony time) / Where (ceremony (location, City/State and/or Country)
eg. “Saturday the 2nd of December, 2016, at four o’ clock in the afternoon
Lavender Hill, Waiheke Island, New Zealand”
eg. “Saturday the Second of December, Two Thousand and Sixteen, at 6pm in the evening
Lavender Hill, Waiheke Island, New Zealand”

4. Final Note (optional): Dress attire and/or wedding website details.
eg. “Reception to Follow” / “Dinner and Dancing to Follow” / “Black Tie”

 

RSVP / RESPONSE CARD

1. Title / Date
"RSVP" / “Please Reply by ..." / "Your response is kindly requested by ..."

2. Accept or Decline
This can be in the form of boxes ("Yes" / "No") or phrases ("Gratefully Accepts" / "Regretfully Declines")
Don't be afraid to get creative with your response requests!

3. Final Note (optional)
Request additional information on your RSVP (such as special or dietary requirements, transport, etc.)

 

DETAILS CARD

1. Title
"Details" / "Information" / "Need to Knows" ...

2. Content
Accommodation, Dress Code, Transport, Registry, Wedding Website, etc.


For timing, assembly, shipping, and delivery information please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Banner image courtesy of Jordan Galindo Photography