HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY SEMI CUSTOM INVITATION SUITE?
Semi custom orders take approximately 4-5 weeks from the date you place your order. This is dependent on the timeliness of your content submission and proof approvals. If we anticipate any changes to the timing of your order, you will be notified right away via email.
Should you require your suite more quickly, please contact us about a rush order.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I SUBMIT MY ORDER FOR SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS?
Once your order is submitted, we will request the content for your invitations within 2 business days. We will provide a form for your invitation and enclosure wording, as well as forms for your envelope addresses (if applicable). Your content will be reviewed and approved, and the design process will begin.
After all content has been collected and confirmed, a digital proof of each piece in your order will be provided within 7 business days. You will receive a digital proof of each piece of your suite, along with one round of proofing, which includes minor text and calligraphy changes. If additional changes are required, they will incur additional fees.
Once the final proof has been approved, your invitations are sent to print. At this point, no additional changes can be made. Printing takes 2 weeks.
The semi custom design/printing process takes approximately 4-5 weeks, dependent on the timeliness of content submission and proof approvals.
I WOULD LIKE TO CUSTOMISE ADDITIONAL PARTS OF A SEMI-CUSTOM DESIGN. CAN I REQUEST TO DO THIS?
All text and calligraphy on the semi-custom designs are editable. The artwork itself can be changed for an additional cost which can be quoted prior to placing your order. If you would like to add a custom map to make the suite more personalised, or perhaps order a custom design that can cater to your event in full, please inquire about custom stationery HERE.
CAN I REQUEST A RUSH ORDER FOR SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS?
Yes! Please send us a message prior to placing your order and we can confirm whether your desired time frame is possible. A rush fee will be determined and added to your order dependent on the time frame requested.
I HAVE CHOSEN A DARK ENVELOPE. CAN YOU PRINT MY ADDRESSES ONTO THEM IN WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED INK?
Address printing will not show on Lapis or Black envelopes. It will show on Mignonette, Nautilus and all lighter colours.
You can elect to have hand written calligraphy done in a white, gold, or a light custom coloured ink, ideal for either Lapis or Black envelopes, or also Mignonette and Nautilus envelopes (these are our most versatile colours). Light or metallic inks render beautifully on dark-medium papers and create a beautiful effect. We do not offer white ink printing for semi-custom suites at this time.
CAN I ORDER A SAMPLE OF THE SUITES I'M INTERESTED IN?
Absolutely! We highly encourage you to order a sample so you can feel the quality of the paper, see the crispness of the printing and the quality of the envelopes. You can order samples HERE.
HOW MANY INVITATION SUITES SHOULD I ORDER?
We recommend ordering an extra 10 invitation suites. This allows for additional invitees, suites lost in the post, last minute changes, keepsakes, photography, or if your dog eats one. The cost of printing additional invitations separately later is much greater than increasing your quantities the first time you order.
WHAT IF I NEED FEWER THAN YOUR MINIMUM QUANTITY OF SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS?
There is a minimum quantity required of 50 pieces. I'm afraid we cannot produce fewer via semi-custom. If you require more than the maximum quantity of 300, please send us a message and we can provide you with a quote.
I NEED TO ORDER ADDITIONAL INVITATIONS! WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please send us an email right away quoting your order number: email@example.com. Additional quantities and/or pieces will incur additional setup costs and shipping if the invitations from the initial order have already been printed and/or shipped. Client agrees that any additions to the quantity prior to printing will incur additional costs per unit and additional shipping costs.
WHERE WILL MY STATIONERY BE PRINTED?
We print all our stationery pieces in Melbourne, Australia and ship them via Courier, Australia Post Express or DHL Express dependent on your location. Please note that if you are ordering a semi-custom suite AND any items from our shop, the shop items will ship separately (shop items that are in stock will ship within three business days), and semi-custom stationery will ship within our semi-custom time frames.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS ONCE THEY'VE SHIPPED?
All stationery is shipped Express or via Courier. Those located in Melbourne metro will receive their stationery the same business day via courier. Anyone within Australia will receive their stationery in 1-3 business days, and those residing in any other country will receive their stationery via DHL Express within 3 business days.
Stationery is always calculated as a separate shipment, allowing for design and printing time. All shop items are shipped within 3 business days, unless it is a preorder or backordered item.
I WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL MY SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATION ORDER. CAN I STILL DO THIS?
We accept cancellations up until you submit your content for design. Once we have received your content, the order is no longer eligible for cancellation.
WHO OWNS THE ARTWORK?
All crests, maps, and Story of Us pieces are yours for unlimited personal use. We provide artwork files in several formats.
Logos are yours to use however you wish. Files can be provided for all your personalised needs, including letterpress, stamping and foiling.
Custom illustration can either be licensed or commissioned outright. Please contact us to discuss terms and pricing.
All other artwork is only for use as intended in your invitation suite. We are, however, happy to work with you to create other designated pieces of artwork for personal use. Please inquire with us and we can discuss details and availability.
CAN I PRINT MY STATIONERY DESIGNS MYSELF?
No, we only print in-house, which enables us to ensure the quality and finesse of every piece we have created for you.
CAN YOU REPLICATE ANOTHER DESIGN I'VE SEEN?
Every piece we create is personal and created especially for you. We pride ourselves on creating unique custom pieces for each client, therefore cannot replicate past custom designs.
CAN I REQUEST A RUSH ORDER FOR CUSTOM INVITATIONS?
Yes! Rush orders are strictly subject to our availability and there will be a rush fee added to the cost of your stationery. Please note this when you contact us about a custom order and we can try to work within your time frame.
DO YOU CREATE MENUS, SIGNAGE, PLACE CARDS AND OTHER CUSTOM DAY-OF STATIONERY?
Yes, we absolutely do. Everything from seating charts to place cards, escort cards, event signage and programs for events can be created custom so everything ties together seamlessly.
We also create specialty items such as custom paper and bamboo fans, fabrics and one-of-a-kind event favours. Please inquire about these items when you contact us about a custom project.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM FOR CUSTOM INVITATIONS?
Custom invitations are exactly that... they are custom, and therefore, you can order any quantity you require, even if it's only 10! Note though that the cost per invitation will be higher as quantities go lower, so it is not 'economical' to order custom invitations in low quantities.
WHERE WILL MY STATIONERY BE PRINTED?
We print all our custom stationery in Melbourne, Australia. Custom projects typically require special attention to detail and quality, which is why we print here in Melbourne where our primary design and production team is located. This ensures every piece you receive is perfect.
WHAT SHIPPING METHODS ARE USED FOR CUSTOM STATIONERY?
Custom stationery is always shipped with great care, as the items in your order are one of a kind and of high value. We always ship with tracking and insurance for both domestic and international orders. You will receive a tracking number so you can follow your shipment's progress. If you need to receive your order urgently, we do offer express shipping methods that will have your order in-hand within 3 business days no matter where in the world you are located.
We are also happy to arrange for your stationery to meet you at your event destination in plenty of time. We partner with a team of shipping experts who can ensure that your shipment will arrive without any holdups in customs or any other issues along the way.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO DESIGN, PRINT AND RECEIVE MY CUSTOM ORDER?
Custom invitations can range from 8 weeks to more than 12, dependent on what you require. The more creative you get, the more time you should allow! Custom textile items in particular can take 45 days to print and manufacture. Please inquire about time frame with your custom request so we can give you an estimate.
I WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL MY CUSTOM INVITATION ORDER. CAN I STILL DO THIS?
We do not accept cancellations for custom work, due to the unique nature of the items we create. Once you have booked your custom project and paid your deposit, we have secured your reservation and your deposit is non-refundable.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I SUBMIT MY ORDER?
Once your order is submitted, we will send a confirmation email that your order has been received. Items that are in stock will ship within 3 business days. We do our best to keep item availability up to date on our website. Any pre-order or backordered items will ship by the date stated on the item page. We will let you know if for any reason, we cannot fulfill your order and an immediate refund will be given.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
You are welcome to use almost any kind of credit or debit card to complete your purchase. Australian, Canadian, European, Hong Kongese, Japanese, and Singaporean may use a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. U.S. clients can use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club. We do not accept Paypal at this time.
DO YOU OFFER WHOLESALE PRICING TO BUSINESSES?
If you are interested in stocking our product in your storefront or in an online shop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IF I NEED MORE THAN YOUR MAXIMUM QUANTITY AVAILABLE?
Please send us an email. We can advise when additional stock will be in, or can place a special order for the quantity that you need.
WHAT SHIPPING METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?
All shop items ship from Australia. We offer two shipping options: Express and Standard. International time frames are estimates only and customs hold-ups do occur. Please allow for this, particularly if you select 'Standard' shipping.
Once your shop items ship, you will receive a tracking number via email. We are not responsible for lost or damaged shipments; please contact us if you fail to receive your shipment or if it's lost in transit and we will do our best to assist.
CAN I CANCEL MY ORDER?
If your order has not yet shipped, we can cancel your order and provide you with a full refund. Please submit a cancellation request email to email@example.com as soon as possible. If your order ships prior to cancellation, you can return the unused, unopened and undamaged item within 10 business days for a full refund. We reserve the right to determine whether items have been opened, damaged, used or washed when we receive your return.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
We accept returns of unused, undamaged, unopened items within 7 business days of receiving your order. Please choose your items carefully as return postage is at the buyer's expense and returns will not be accepted for change of mind.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a return authorisation.
Please repack your item carefully so it won't be damaged in transit, and post to the address you are given via email. We recommend using a shipping method that includes a tracking number so you can be sure your return arrives safely. We are not responsible for returns lost in the post.
Once we receive your return, we will process your refund as long as all terms and conditions for returns have been met. We do not take responsibility for any items that arrive damaged in transit. Returns received without a return authorisation will not be processed.