Process

  1. First, choose your semi-custom suite and customize your details by choosing your quantity, envelope color, ink color, calligraphy style, and filling out our information form.

  2. Add any additional adornments, including guest address printing via our shop prior to checking out.

  3. You will receive an initial proof of your invitation suite within 5 business days of placing your order. Please review all of the information carefully and make sure everything looks as it should! One revision is included after you see the first proof: this covers any changes to information/wording. Please note that once you have approved the second and final proof, no more changes can be made.

  4. Once you have approved the final proof, your files will be printed. Printing usually takes about three weeks.

  5. Any additional ornaments and/or envelope addressing will be completed after your invitations are printed. Please plan on an additional two weeks for these details to be completed.

  6. Your finished invitations will be carefully packaged and shipped to you, ready for assembly!

 

Terms and Conditions

Any changes in text, quantity, or suite choice requested after approval of the final proof will incur fees. The finished invitations will not be shipped until any such invoices have been paid in full.

If the Client approves incorrect text in the final proof (misspellings, spacing error, etc), The Hand Letter Shop, LLC will not be held responsible. If the Client discovers such an error after printing has taken place, I will pay for 20% of the reprinting costs and the client will be responsible for all remaining costs. If the prints the client receives do not match the approved proof, I will be responsible for reprinting all affected items free of charge.

If the Clients' items are damaged before they leave our studio, I will take full responsibility for reprinting your items free of charge. I cannot accept full responsibility if your items are damaged in the mail. I will offer to pay for 20% of the cost if you choose to have the invitations reprinted.

The Client accepts that - while I have done my best to portray these accurately - ink, paper, and envelope colors may appear slightly different in hand than they appear on screen.

All artwork is copyrighted and is the sole property of The Hand Letter Shop, LLC. No designs can be duplicated, re-used, or derived from in any way.

By placing your order, you are agreeing to all of the above terms and conditions.

 

timeframe

Your invitations will arrive in your mailbox four to five weeks after you place your order. If you would like additional ornaments such as envelope addressing or wax seals, please allow an additional two weeks. If you are ordering internationally, also plan on an additional week for shipping.

Save the dates, being simpler in design and information, will arrive in your mailbox 2-4 weeks after you place your order.

I do not currently offer any rush options on processing times, but you can contact me about purchasing rush shipping.

 

Quantity

A good rule of thumb is to order one invitation per household, instead of one invitation per guest.

Orders are currently limited to 25 - 200 invitations, and come in increments of 25. Please contact me for a custom quote if you need a smaller or larger number of invitations. I highly recommend ordering 10 - 15 extra invitations for last minute guests, keepsakes and photographs on your wedding day.

 

paper type and printing method

All invitations are flat printed (digitally) on heavyweight cardstock in a your choice of natural white or light grey. The paper is a smooth matte finish and the edges are clean.

Flat printing consists of a high-quality inkjet printer transferring the design onto paper. The finished invitation will look crisp, clean, and smooth.

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Envelope color

I have carefully selected a range of envelope color choices for your invitation suite from my favorite suppliers. All envelopes are euro-flap style, with a matte solid color finish.

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Ink color

Your invitation suite can be printed in a selection of ink colors. All semi-custom invitation suites are printed in one color of your choice. Envelope printing will be done in black to ensure postal service delivery.

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Font

I've spent hours fine-tuning each piece to look its best, therefore at this time font families will remain the same in order to keep the integrity of the design aesthetic. All fonts will used as they are in the suite pictured on the shop page.

If the suite features the couple's names in custom calligraphy, you will have a choice between two calligraphy styles.

 

Calligraphy style

You can choose from two handwritten calligraphy styles for certain semi-custom invitation suites: traditional or lowercase script. Traditional script includes capital letters for a more formal suite. Lowercase script provides a modern, laid back style.

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embellishments

To further customize your invitation suite, I've included adornment options in our shop for a selection of additional stationery, day-of items, wax seals, envelope addressing, and more. For any ornaments not listed (such as vintage stamps, silk ribbon, or twine) please  contact me directly.

Questions

If you have further questions, I'd be happy to address them. Please click below to send me an email, and I'll get back to you shortly!