The Wedding Collection :: Q&A
We are a few days into August, you guys. ...and Y'ALL. It's about to be wedding/proposal season! This is the season of Q&As for me. I start to get a lot of questions about wedding stationery - when should you send out save the dates, inquiries on wedding invitations, and etiquette tips and tricks.
In the spring of 2017, TLBC launched The Wedding Collection (that I refer to simply as The Collection) . I launched a set of suites that I set out to design with YOU in mind. I thought to myself, "what would I want to create if I were "this" type of bride or "that" type of bride."
And so I did.
I understood that this wasn't the typical set up for your "pre-designed" collection of wedding invitations. And I didn't want it to be. I wanted these pieces to be as intentional and carry the same aesthetic you'd find in my custom work.
With that, I get a lot of questions simply about how it all works.
So I've answered them here for ya! If nothing else, you can you can grab your favorite below (mine is currently the simplicity of the Jillian and Karl suite) and pin them for later!
PIN YOUR FAVORITE
WHAT CAN I PURCHASE FROM THE COLLECTION?
In increments of 25, starting at a minimum of 50 sets, you may want to purchase the following:
-save the dates
-invitation + reply card set (envelope included)
-additional enclosure card
You may also add the following to any purchase:
-add venue sketch to any additional card
-add guest addressing to envelopes (return and rsvp envelope included already)
-add vintage postage
TELL ME A BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS
The Collection is set up as a product that we will customize. Browse through the eight designs and discover the one that best suits your style.
Directly from the shop, you can alter your quantity, set pieces needed, and the printing medium you'd like and simply add to cart.
You'll then receive an email prompting for the customization details.
WHAT CAN I CUSTOMIZE?
you may customize the script or typeface selection, ink color, and language details - minor changes to the layout are allowed - the wording is completely customizable - you may also select between letterpress printing or gold foil printing
CAN I SEE A SAMPLE?
absolutely - we'd be happy to mail you some paper samples to get a feel for what the texture of each paper option is ...your samples may be a mix of styles or suites, but will definitely give you a feel for the general aesthetic of TLBC's work
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TURNAROUND?
typically 4-5 weeks from the time your final proof is approved plus shipping time
CAN I HAVE MY GUEST ADDRESSES PRINTED?
yes - simply add the “guest address” add-on from the shop - this is a retainer only and the final price will be based on a submitted guest list and the difference issued separately
CAN I CHANGE MY PAPER AND ENVELOPE TYPE?
the paper materials were intentionally selected to achieve a certain design aesthetic
however, on a case-by-case basis, this has been done - please inquire
HOW MUCH POSTAGE WILL I NEED
postage rates will vary depending on local post office regulations and the changing USPS regulations - it is suggested to account for $0.71 - $0.92 (at least) per envelope and $0.50 for reply card envelopes
*exclusions may apply
HOW DO VINTAGE STAMPS WORK?
if you’d like to include vintage stamps to your order, simply add the “vintage stamps” add-on from the shop - this is a retainer only and the final price will be based on the final stamp design
a curated collection of 3-5 vintage stamps will be made that add up to the total postage needed
(for example, for a $0.71 postage requirement, we may have a vintage 50 cent stamp, a 10 cent stamp, and an 11 cent stamp)
WILL MY RETURN AND REPLY ADDRESS BE PRINTED?
yes - your return address on your sending envelope and your reply envelope address will be letterpress (or foil) printed and is included in all purchases
guest addressing is an add-on
GET FAMILIAR WITH THE MATERIALS, CUSTOMIZATIONS, AND PRINTING OPTIONS
to shop each suite
If you have a question about The Collection, comment below and I'd be happy to answer it for you, my dear!
I'm Hope. The inky hands and freckled face behind the studio doors of TLBC.
I believe in paper, words, and romance.
...and something beautiful happens when you combine them all together - be it a Jane Austen novel, a handwritten note, or as you've presumably guessed it - wedding stationery.