Wedding FAQ

I love your work - where do we start?
Hooray! We can’t wait to talk with you. Please fill out our online form to schedule an initial consult, either in person at our studio or by phone/video call. 

How quickly will we receive our finished invitations?
Each project varies depending on the complexity of design and production specifications but we recommend starting the invitation process at least 4-6 months prior to the wedding.

Couples should allow at least four weeks for production following approval of designs. Rush requests may be possible for those on a tight timeline, but rush fees may apply.

How many invitations should I order?
Keep in mind that you only need one invitation per household. Plan to order ten to fifteen additional suites to account for any that go astray in the mail, last minute guests additions, and keepsakes for yourself. Reprints are costly and time consuming.

How much will my invitations cost?

Since each invitation suite is uniquely designed, pricing will vary. A simple, single-color design will start at $1,500 for 100 five-piece suites.

Most couples we work with opt for some embellishments like extra thick stock, envelope liners, wax seals, custom illustrations, edge painting, maps, additional colors, and other event inserts, so an investment between $2,000-3,000 is typical. But we can also find ways to simplify and focus attention on the things that matter most. 

When should I mail my save the dates and/or my invitations?

Save the Dates can be mailed anywhere from six months to a year in advance, with longer lead times a welcome courtesy for holiday weekends and destination events. Invitations are generally mailed eight to twelve weeks prior to your celebration.

How do I address my envelopes?

We can manage the process of digitally addressing your envelopes in a font and color that matches your invitation suite. Simply provide a spreadsheet of your guest list with addresses. We also work with some very talented calligraphers that we would be happy to refer you to. Or, you can address them yourself. We will provide you with approximately 10% overage of envelopes for any addressing mistakes.

Can you assemble and mail my invitations, or should I plan to do that myself?

Most couples find assembling and mailing the final pieces very satisfying. For everyone else, we are happy to stack, stuff, seal, stamp, and send your invitations for an additional cost.

What about wedding day items like  menus, programs, welcome notes, signage, and escort cards?

Absolutely! Many of our clients prefer that their entire event have a cohesive style, so we’ll be happy to work with you to complete your vision after your invitations are in the mail.

What printing methods do you use?

Albertine Press is a letterpress print studio. However, we understand that some designs benefit from a combination of printing techniques and we regularly incorporate other methods such as flat printing and foil stamping into our designs.

Can you send us samples of your work?

Yes! We’re happy to mail you samples of our work so you can get a feel for the quality of the paper, impression, and ink colors. If we are not meeting in person, it’s best to have a phone consult first so we can curate samples that align with your aesthetic vision for the wedding paper goods.

I already have a design... can you print it?

We sure can! It would give us great pleasure to partner with couples and designers to bring your press-ready invitations to life. Contact us to learn more about our print-for-hire services.

What else do you design and print?
Wedding invitations aren’t the only thing we design and produce! We love designing your dream stationery, baby announcements, holiday cards, business cards, poems, prints - we’ve done it all.

Don’t forget our Albertine Press greeting cards, note sets, postcards, journals, and more - we live and breathe paper and letterpress!