When should I order my invitations?
It’s never too early to get started on your invitations! We recommend getting started on your custom invitations 4-6 months before the big day. For QLI with love invitations, please allow for 4-6 weeks for production once your final proof has been approved. When thinking about ordering invitations, you should also consider the time it will take for you to address the envelopes and how far in advance you’re mailing them out. Timing greatly depends on your quick response between proofs. We’ll be as speedy and attentive as possible. If you have specific deadlines, just let us know. We’ll do our absolute best to meet them.
When should I order my invitations?
When should I mail my invitations?
Invitations are typically sent out 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date. If you're sending out save-the-dates you can get away with sending your invitations out a little closer (4-6 weeks before) to the wedding date. If you have a lot of international invitations, we recommend sending invites out 8-10 weeks in advance to ensure they arrive in time.
What else do I need to know about mailing my invitations?
You should always take a complete invitation to the post office to confirm the required postage before purchasing your stamps. Square or oddly shaped (thicker than 1/4") pieces require more postage.
When should response cards be returned to me?
Typically a month is a good amount of time between the response card due date and the wedding date. Remember, you'll need to put together seating charts, confirm numbers with your caterer and finalize favors/seating cards/programs once you know who's coming. Some caterers and venues will need a final head count early, so remember to ask. Take into account any holidays that might slow down mail when setting your response card date as well.
Do you do rush orders?
Rush orders are available. Please contact us if you need a quick turnaround (wedding is in 6 weeks or fewer).
How many invitations should I order?
When ordering invitations, remember that your quantity should be based on your guest address list and not your guest list. For instance, Mr. and Mrs. Smith would just receive one invitation, not two. It's also a good idea to order extras (usually 5 percent more than you need) for last-minute guest list additions and so you have a few to keep for yourself.
Can you help with invitation wording?
There are oh-so-many options for wording and it can be overwhelming. Don't worry, we're here to help! VerseIt.com is an excellent resource for wording needs. If you are unsure of wording or would like us to tailor it around the design, we will be more than happy to answer questions and work closely with you to find a solution.
Do you do envelope addressing?
Outside envelope addressing is NOT included in the contract price (response card address is), unless specifically agreed upon. We can digitally print, hand-write or calligraphy addresses on outer envelopes for an extra fee. Otherwise, after printing and stuffing the invitations, we turn them over to you to address. We do offer custom wooden address stamps that could be used for a return address. If you choose to have us address your invitations, we will send a you a Mailing List Request off of which we will address your invitations. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect addresses if they match your Mailing List.
Can you mail my invitations for me?
We can take care of it all for you! A $50 handling fee will be charged for us to stamp and mail your invitations and you will either need to buy the stamps and get them to us or pay us for the postage, which is not included in the estimate or contract. Since outside envelope addressing isn't included in our price, you would also need to pay for that.
I cannot view my pdf proofs. What do I need to do?
You can download Acrobat Reader (free of charge!) to view any pdf we send you.