Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, I cannot use a photo that was taken with a phone. The photo must be a hi-res photo which means it was taken by a professional photographer. Hi-res photos are easily enlarged without pixilation which means your photo will appear very crisp.
There is a very simple Excel template that I use to capture your guest’s names and table assignments. You don’t have to worry about alphabetizing the names. I take care of that on my end.
If you are not renting a frame from us, then we can absolutely ship your chart. Additional shipping charges would apply and we require a signature upon delivery.
Our seating charts are 24” x 36” which is a standard poster picture frame size. We did this intentionally so that it is easy for you to find a frame for the chart. We also have frames available to rent.
No, the cost of the chart stays the same regardless if you choose to use a photo or not.
Your chart will be ready for pick up the Wednesday before your wedding day.
I always ask for your table assignments 10 days prior to your wedding day. This allows us plenty of time to design it, send it off to you for review, make revisions (if applicable) and then send the chart off to print.
No. It is considered very poor etiquette to include registry information in your wedding invitation. Your registry information should stay on your bridal shower invitation. If you are persistent to include this in your invitation, I would recommend having a wedding website and linking your registry to the wedding website. You can include an insert communicating “for further wedding details, please visit our wedding website”.
I know, it’s overwhelming, there are so many different ways and you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Do yourself a favor and download our Wedding Wording Etiquette Guide by clicking here.
Your mailing envelope postage cannot be calculated until the post office weighs it and measures it. I always give my brides a completed suite with all of the pieces assembled, envelopes and all. I advise them to take the completed suite to the post office and have them tell you how much postage to purchase. I even recommend going twice and speaking to 2 different clerks because sometimes you may get the employee that doesn’t exactly know the rules when it comes to odd sizes and embellishments that wedding invitations normally have. This is so, so important. The last thing you need is having all of your invitations come back to you in the mail for insufficient funds and then having to reprint all of your mailing envelopes, not to mention stuffing and sealing….again!
I can’t stress enough how important it is to finalize a guest list before ordering your invitations. If you don’t order enough, the cost per invitation to order just a few extra almost triples in cost per suite. It is best to finalize your number and then add about 10 extra invitations for those you may have forgotten and also for keepsakes.
Please visit our pricing page for more information on invitation cost options.
Ideally give yourself about 8 months prior to your wedding day to start shopping and figuring out what you really want. I would not recommend invitation shopping any earlier than this as new trends and styles are constantly coming out and you may want to change what you originally picked out. I would absolutely wait until you finalize your bridesmaid’s dresses and the color palette in general as this tends to be a factor that changes later on in the planning process. I have had numerous brides come to their consultations with one color palette in mind and as time goes by, and they check more things off their wedding to do list, their color palette changes.
Save the dates are a great way to give your guests a heads up that you will be tying the knot and you want to have them there to celebrate with you. Can you skip the save the date and just send out invitations, absolutely, especially if the wedding is local and your guests are local. If you have a lot of out of towners and they need to make travel arrangements in order to attend your wedding, I would recommend sending them a save the date. Also, if you are having a destination wedding, I would absolutely recommend sending your guests a save the date at least 12 to 18 months in advance with information on travel details.