It all depends! Different printing methods for your wedding stationery have different production timescales, depending on their complexity and number of processes involved. The design team will advise you in more detail at the time of booking, but as a rough guide, expect lead times of:
Simple digitally printed designs: 1 – 2 weeks
Hot foiling or specialist finishes: 2 – 4 weeks
Bespoke design and illustration service: 4 – 5 weeks
Of course, the above all relies on timely printing approval from our customers, and can increase during busier periods. Which leads us nicely to…
With the above timescales in mind, we always recommend that our couples order their wedding stationery well in advance of their actual preferred send-out date. Certain times of year are particularly busy for wedding stationers, and our design diaries can fill up months beforehand. January / February and the summer months are particularly hectic times, as couples plan to invite their guests in the new year to their typically summer celebrations.
We recommend initially getting in touch around the 8-10 month mark prior to your Big Day for invitations arriving with your guests around 4-6 months in advance – consider reserving your space in the diary even earlier for peace of mind; we’ll handle the rest for you!
Here at The Little Paper Shop, we like to do things a little differently!
It was important to our Creative Director Cara to create an experience for our couples, that allowed designing their wedding stationery to feel just as special and exciting as choosing, say, their venue or wedding dress.
We therefore recommend that after reviewing our website and pricelist to ensure that we’re a good fit for your style and budget, you book in for an initial design meeting with the team – allowing us to talk through your ideas in detail, before presenting you with a personalised quotation of the options discussed for your consideration. We’ll support and guide you from there should you decide to go ahead and book in!
You can opt for an in-person chat over a coffee and cake at our Cheshire creative studio space, or go virtual with a Zoom meeting if preferred. Choose a date and time to suit from our online calendar here.
NEW FOR 2023 – for our more budget-conscious customers, we’ll soon be launching a selection of pre-templated designs, ready to buy as required through our online shop. Contact the team if you’d like to be added to the launch list!
We have a 50% booking deposit option available for our bespoke design service customers, and those wishing to spread the cost of their order – just ask a member of the team for more information if required.
Any unanswered questions? Please contact us for more information, we’d love to have a chat about your exciting plans!
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