FAQ

DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER?
There is no minimum order quantity, but the minimum dollar amount for a wedding invitation order is $750, this is for the invitation only however there is no minimum for programs and other wedding extras.  For other event invitations the minimum is $100, this can include party extras as well.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR WEDDING INVITATIONS?
First we will discuss the details via email or phone or if you are local we can meet in person.  We will go over your budget for your wedding stationery (all paper items) and determine the type of invitation that you want and will fit within your budget.  This meeting will include discussing themes and anything you want to portray in your invitations.  At this time you will decide if you indeed want beDubci Designs to create your wedding invitation suite, and pay a non-refundable $100 deposit that will be applied to your final order.

I do not begin any design work until I have received the deposit.  At this point I begin to develop some ideas for the invitation design, style, materials and assembly requirements.  I then will work up a quote for the invitations and any other product you would like.  At this point we will enter a contract. 

About 4 to 5 months before the wedding, the design process will begin.  I will set up a pinterest board so we can collectively create an inspiration board of what you like, this would include graphics, fonts, colors, themes, motifs, monogram styles, flowers and anything else.  Most communication at this point from me will be via email, however feel free to call me if you need to convey your thoughts or ideas verbally.  At this time you should email me the wording you want on your invitation and any additional inserts in a word document.

All proofs are done by email.  The invitation design will come first to determine the fonts, layout and overall feel.  The inserts and envelopes with follow.  I do not typically provide a sample before production begins if this is required there is a minimum charge of $50 and it is not refundable.  All proofs must be signed off on. Proofing is solely your responsibility.  After you have signed off on the proof, I require a 50% deposit.

Invitations typically ship out 10 weeks before the event, if you require more time please let me know at the beginning of the process.  If I am doing complete assembly including stuffing and stamping, I typically mail 8 weeks in advance.  The other 50% payment is required before I ship or mail.

DO YOU PROOFREAD?
No, I may catch the occasional mistake but I do not proofread.  I will try to catch etiquette issues and point them out.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAD TIME FOR WEDDING INVITATIONS?
I have a 4 month minimum lead time but prefer at least 6 months.  If you are wanting to send out save the dates those need to mail out 6 months in advance so contact me as soon as possible, I usually need 6 weeks to create save the dates that will then coordinate with your invitation.  I only take one wedding invitation per month (based on event date) so contact me as soon as you can.

WHAT TYPE OF PRINTING DO YOU OFFER?
Most invitations I do are run on digital press, however I do offer letterpress, thermography, and engraving.

WHAT DATE SHOULD I USE ON MY RSVP CARDS?
I typically suggest 3 weeks out.  It may be necessary to check with your reception location or caterer as they may require more time.

DO YOUR INVITATIONS HAVE INNER ENVELOPES?
No, not typically.  I usually create a design that holds all the invitation pieces together in a unique way whether that is with a personalized sash with the guests names, ribbon and a personalized card, or a gatefold.  And in my opinion this method is much more interesting and the inner envelope is not very "green".

DO YOU HAVE LINED ENVELOPES?
I can do this if you are interested. 

WHAT POSTAGE DO I NEED?
Typically invitations require the 2oz postage stamp.  On the rare occasion you can get away with the 1oz but only if you have a very simple invitation and one insert.  Sometimes the 3oz is required especially when the invitation includes a bump like a ribbon knot.  I recommend doing a RSVP postcard so you can get the postcard postage rate, plus it will save on the envelope cost.  You should always take a completed invitation to the post office to weigh and check the thickness before purchasing your postage.

DO YOU DO CUSTOM ENVELOPES?
Yes, I love to design coordinating envelopes.  I use machine calligraphy to address each invitation, which includes a custom design and the return address.

DO YOU HAVE A TEMPLATE FOR SENDING MY ADDRESS LIST FOR ENVELOPES?
Yes, you can download it here.  After connecting to this link you will need to click download in the upper left hand corner.  Please pay attention to the notes on each column (they can be seen by hovering over the red triangle in the upper right hand corner of the column).  Please note, I do not proofread your list, you are responsible for filling in all required cells and confirming address and name spellings.  I highly recommend merging the list into word and printing out each address as a label to thoroughly review.

WHAT ARE THE METHODS FOR PAYMENT?
Payments for items other than the wedding invitation suite are due upon receipt.  This includes save the dates, other event invitations, event extras, wedding programs, stationery, etc.
You will receive a pdf invoice.  I accept checks made out to the information on the invoice or you may request a paypal payment method which will be emailed to you and include the additional 3% paypal convenience fee.