by Melissa Ward from Whimsíque: Designer Invitations & Stationery
- Founder and Creative Director at Whimsíque: Designer Invitations & Stationery
- Received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from San Diego State University
How Far In Advance Should I Order My Invitation?
We recommend at least 6 months ahead of time, but the earlier the better! You want to a lot for plenty of design time accounting for all the changes and adjustments along the way to get your look "just right". Production will take anywhere from 2-4 weeks and then you need to allow time for sealing and getting the correct postage. We can speed up the process and take rush... Read More »
What Unique Features Would Couples Be Able to Have for Their Wedding Invitations?
We pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with taking their ideas and helping to bring them to life. This means providing all textures, weights and sizes of paper and other materials ( acrylic, wood, copper, marble- you name it) and all types of printing- letterpress, engraving, foil stamping, flat digital printing. Creating different shapes with die cutting and offering extreme detail with laser cutting. Basically if you... Read More »
What Types of Stationery Are There at a Wedding?
Aside from the actual invitation there are limitless options for what stationery to have at your actual ceremony and reception. The most common is escort cards and/or place cards for seating. Menus placed at each setting are a great way to add a personal touch as well as a pop of color or texture if the decor calls for it. Programs are often popular at weddings to give guests insight... Read More »
What Advice Would You Give to Couples Looking to Find Their Ideal Font?
Go to font websites that allow you to test out what your names will look like in different fonts. my font.com is a great place to start. So google it ;) Melissa Ward
Over or Not Enough Ordering Is the Trouble? How to Estimate Wedding Invitation?
Depending on how many guests are invited to your wedding, I suggest ordering approx 5-15 additional pieces. So if you have 50 invitations being sent out or less, 5-10 additional invitations should be plenty but if you have 250-300 you may want to consider more than that. Invites can get lost in the mail, or damaged or if you forgot to invite someone you should or have a "B" list... Read More »
Do I Get to See a Sample Before the Invitations Are Printed?
Absolutely. If there is time in the process we always include one complimentary sample for review prior to approval. If other samples are needed or requested we sometimes have to charge a small fee but are happy to accommodate our clients. For local clients we also like them to attend press checks for approvals if needed and always make sure paper swatches and printing samples are available before hand as... Read More »