FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to your most common questions

I get it! There is a lot to know when it comes to wedding stationery. Below you will find answers to the most common questions. Have questions that aren't listed here, let me know. I'm happy to help!

HOW MUCH DOES WEDDING STATIONERY COST?

This depends a lot on how many guests you are inviting and the type of paper and printing you envision. For example, gold foil and letterpress stationery are more expensive than  digitally printed color stationery. Having large signs at the wedding can also bring the total cost up significantly. 

Here is a good place to start. Your invitation suite should typically cost approximately 2-4% of your total budget. For example, if you have a $30,000 budget, your invitation suite should cost between $600 – $1200. This percentage is for your invitation suite only. The percentage for total paper goods such as menus, place cards, table numbers, seating charts, welcome sign, etc., should be approx. 7-10% of your total wedding budget. For example, if you have a $30,000 budget, your invitation suite should cost between $2100 – $3000.

Custom Marquise Studio couples typically spend between $3000 - $6000 on all of their stationery (and wedding website) with the average being $4500. 

Semi-Custom Marquise Studio couples typically spend between $1500 - $4000 on all of their paper goods and signage with the average being $2500.

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WHEN SHOULD I SEND MY SAVE THE DATES AND INVITATIONS?

Your Save the Dates should be sent around 6 to 8 months prior to your wedding.  If you are planning a destination wedding, your Save the Dates should be sent out 10 to 12 months prior to your wedding  (or as soon as you have the necessary details determined) in order to allow guests to plan for their travel and to book adequate time off of work.

If a Save the Date has already been sent out, your Wedding Invitations for local ceremonies should be sent out 6 to 8 weeks prior and at least 8 to 10 weeks prior for destination weddings. If you have guests travelling from out of town, giving them additional time is always appreciated.

 If you are not sending a Save the Date,  your invitations should be sent at least 4 months in advance.

Also, set your RSVP date 6 weeks in advance to give yourself time to follow up with anyone who did not RSVP within that timeline.

Pro Tip: Remember to account for mailing time needed to deliver your Invitations and Save the Dates to your guests above the timelines listed above.

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HOW MANY OF EACH STATIONERY PIECE SHOULD I ORDER?

Typically, you will send one invitation per household. RSVP cards are typically also one per household, however, some couples prefer to receive one RSVP card per guest.

Additionally, you will want to order 10 - 15% extra invitation suites in case you have last minute changes to your guest list. Adding these extra suites will be less expensive if ordered with the rest of your suites rather than having to print and assemble a small number of additional suites later on.

Don't forget to keep one or two suites for your photographer to capture on the day of as well!

If you would like to have a set to keep for yourself, make sure to ask your stationer about this. All Custom Marquise Studio couples receive a complimentary keepsake invitation suite and box, however, not all stationers include this as part of their service. 

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DO YOU WORK WITH WEDDING PLANNERS?

Absolutely! 

I adore the role a wedding planner will play in making sure your vision is brought to life and no detail is left un-thought-of for your  wedding. If you have a wedding planner, we can determine what you would like the process and communication to look like.

 For example, I have worked with couples and wedding planners where everyone is involved in every step of the process. 
In other instances, I have communicated exclusively with the planner who then relays any information and options to the couple.

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I'M ON A SHORT TIMELINE! HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ITEMS?

Semi-Custom Collections can be printed and assembled in as little as 2 weeks for a rush fee of $50. 

Custom Collections typically require a minimum of 6 weeks. However they can be designed, printed, and assembled in as little as 3 weeks (dependant on your timeliness of confirmations and approvals) for a rush fee of 10% of the total cost. 

Need it even faster? Contact me asap and I will see what we can do!


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HOW DOES DELIVERY OF ITEMS WORK?

If you are within the Central Alberta area, we can schedule a time to meet in person. One of my favorite parts of the process is seeing your reaction when you see your pieces in person for the first time!

I also make occasional trips to Calgary and Edmonton and can schedule in person delivery in these cities if you like.

If you are further away or prefer your items  can be mailed. We will schedule a follow up phone call when the items arrive to ensure everything is exactly how you envisioned.

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DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

Definitely!

Please note the at all quotes and pricing will be in Canadian Dollars. 

Shipping pricing and timelines will be determined on a individual basis. Please contact me if you have more questions regarding this.

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