Getting engaged opens you up to a whole new realm of wedding planning that can be crazy overwhelming.
So I’m hoping that answering some common questions might help demystify the world of wedding stationery (at least how we do it anyway).
WHEN SHOULD I START PLANNING MY STATIONERY?
I generally suggest starting at least 4-5 months prior to your wedding date.
All that’s really needed is to have your venue, guest count, date and time decided.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
From deposit to delivery the whole process takes 6-8 weeks.
Plus you’ll want to give yourself enough time to get your invitations out 2 months before your day.
WHAT IS PLANTABLE PAPER AND WHY DO YOU USE IT?
It’s paper that has been made with seeds embedded into it. When the paper is planted in the soil the fibers around the seeds break down and the seed will germinate and grow into a living plant (with plenty of water and sunlight of course).
Our standard paper is a wildflower blend but other papers (herbs, veggies) are available upon request.
So many reasons to love it but here are the highlights. The obvious one being the ability to get a second life creating a wildflower garden. The paper is made using material that could be destined for a landfill. Is completely biodegradable whether or not you plant it (but I hope you do).
WHAT MAKES YOUR SEMI-CUSTOM SUITES UNIQUE?
Most of the semi-custom invitations I’ve seen out there allow you to choose a design, personalize the wording, and then it will be sold to someone else to do the same thing.
Our semi-custom suites are different because once they are tailored specifically to your event, they become exclusively yours! I know that sounds crazy because I lose out on the chance to sell the design again, but I see it as an opportunity to keep creating new and exciting work. I also see it as a way to work with couples who may be drawn to online ordering because of the ease of picking out a design.
HOW DO THE SEMI-CUSTOM SUITES WORK?
Once you choose a design and place a deposit you’ll work through the same process as our bespoke suites. Your design will be taken off our semi-custom page and given a feature blog post in our Stationery Stories profiles.
Your site talks about zero waste weddings? WHAT’S THAT?
Zero waste weddings is an approach that aims to minimize waste in all areas of your wedding day.
It involves looking at the ways we celebrate weddings making them kinder to the environment and its people. Encouraging mindfulness towards the origins, applications, and full lifecycle of the materials and resources we use. Embracing a heart-centered focus that encourages conservation, community, responsibility for what we consume and how it is consumed. It’s a method that promotes weddings filled with generosity, commitment, and appreciation for love and connection.
WHAT DO OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH WHOLE WEDDINGS?
Can we talk ABOUT MY SPECIFIC EVENT?
Absolutely! I’m always available by email to discuss your event and answer questions.