Stationery Frequently Asked Questions

How much are your invitations?
I have a set budget but I have no clue what this budget will get me or what I want. Can you help?
What should my stationery budget be?
I saw a picture of something on your website and fell in love, can I get that same design?
How long will it take from start to finish?
Do you proofread?
How far in advance should I order my wedding invitations?
How many extra invitations should I order?
How do you ship stationery orders?
Do you print in metallic ink or do embossing?
What if I want to change wording, colour, font or our cardstock choice after I receive my proof?
We already purchased some supplies; can you use those when you make our stationery?
Do I have to assemble everything myself?
Does the invitation price include postage?
How do I pay for my order?

 

How much are your invitations?
Unfortunately we need a bit more information to be able to answer this question. Because we do custom work, and each piece is designed specifically for you, the cost can vary from $1.50 per invitation to $50 per invitation.

The average cost our customers pay is approximately $3.50 per invitation.

We do not mark up the cost of supplies and materials we purchase to manufacture your stationery. You pay what we pay and often supplies are discounted when we purchase them in greater quantities. Our profits are made from our design time. The design time to produce 10 invitations or 100 invitations is typically the same, which is why the same invitation could cost $1.50 per invitation if you ordered 100 invitations or $14 per invitation if you only order 10 of them.

Our quotes provide an itemized breakdown of costs so you know exactly what you are paying for and where your money is going.

To get a free quote please let us know what stationery item you are looking for with a brief description of that item as well as an estimate on the quantity you will require. If you have pictures of examples that you like please send those along as well.

 

I have a set budget but I have no clue what this budget will get me or what I want. Can you help?
If you have a budget but are not sure what type of invitations you want please feel encouraged to send us your budget and the desired quantity and we’d be happy to send you examples of invitation styles that work within your budget.

 

What should my stationery budget be?
As wedding planners we suggest that couples spend approximately 4-6% of their wedding budget on wedding stationery.

 

I saw a picture of something on your website and fell in love, can I get that same design?
We do sell predesigned stationery with set costs per invitation. To view these please check out our Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PerfectPairWeddings

 

How long will it take from start to finish?
Typically the entire process takes 4 to 6 weeks from start to finish.

 

Do you proofread?
No. Proofing is the sole responsibility of the client. Please – carefully! – proof your design files during every step of the design process. Once you give final written approval of your design, we not responsible for formatting and/or typographical errors on the final product. All errors, including spelling, punctuation, layout, format and typestyle, are the full responsibility of the client. No exceptions. If you should choose to reprint due to errors of any kind, you are responsible for 100 percent of the reprint, reproduction and labor costs.

 

How far in advance should I order my wedding invitations?
We recommend starting your wedding invitations approximately 6 months before your wedding date. That way you’ll have time to scout for example of designs you like, spend a month or two working with us to create exactly what you want, and still have time two mail out the invitations three months prior to the wedding day.

 

How many extra invitations should I order?
Once you have your total numbers we recommend ordering 10% extra. These buffer invitations will be helpful if any errors were made in your calculations as well as leave you with keepsakes for you and family members.

 

How do you ship stationery orders?
We will deliver locally within Halifax Regional Municipality. If you would like to have your invitations mailed we will ship them via Canada Post, UPS or FedEx at your expense.

 

Do you print in metallic ink or do embossing?
We can print metallic ink; however this process can be very expensive and will increase the cost of your order. A more cost effective option would be to have your stationery printed a shimmer cardstock which will make the ink appear metallic.

Unfortunately no local printers offer embossing services. We can specially order embossing on some items (limited by size) through an online printing service.

With most speciality printing services proofs would be unavailable for those designs.

 

What if I want to change wording, colour, font or our cardstock choice after I receive my proof?
It is no problem to make these changes after you have received your proof. The point of the proof is to make sure you are satisfied prior to production. However, once you have given final approval (after viewing the proof) your design will be printed and no changes will be made. Reprints can be made, but you will be responsible for 100% of the additional printing costs.

 

We already purchased some supplies; can you use those when you make our stationery?
If you purchased enough of those materials to complete your order and if our printer can print on those materials then it should not be a problem to use the materials that you supply. Some exceptions do apply.

 

Do I have to assemble everything myself?
All of our orders come fully assembled.

 

Does the invitation price include postage?
No, you are responsible for all postage costs including delivery charges, but we will gladly purchase stamps for you and affix them to your envelopes during the assembly process.

 

How do I pay for my order?
Once you approve the quote and sign our contact we require an initial (non-refundable) payment. This payment is typically 50% of the total cost of your order and the amount will be laid out in your contact. Once the deposit and contract are received we will start work on your custom design.

The remainder of your balance is due once you have given your final approvals. Printing and production will only commence once your balance is paid-in-full and you have signed off on the final proof.

We accept cash, cheque, email money transfer and Paypal (debit/credit).