How much does stationery design cost?
There are many factors that determine the cost of an invitation suite: size, shape, quantity, printing technique, design complexity, and more. To give you an accurate idea of costs, it is imperative that we discuss your needs and preferences first, during a complimentary consultation.
Afterwards, Arobesque will provide an estimate detailing potential costs. Keeping this in mind, one may anticipate budgeting about $1,500.00 for a suite containing the following:
1) Custom design and digital printing on matte white 120lb cover stock
2) 100 5x7” Ceremony cards
3) 100 3.5x5” RSVP cards
4) 100 A7 Envelopes with custom printed liners
5) 100 4Bar Envelopes with custom printed liners
6) Envelope addressing: recipient, return address, and RSVP address
7) Ribbon, lace, or other similar adornment ($100.00 value)
8) Stamp suggestions to compliment your suite
What are Day-of Details?
All of the paper details you want or need on the day of your wedding. Programs, menus, escort cards, place cards, signage, favor packaging, cocktail napkins, welcome bags, and more! Let Arobesque create a custom package for you; options are available for those starting from scratch and at the beginning of the planning process, and for those who just need a few of the details to finish their to-do list.
Why should I invest in a bespoke stationery service- don't people just throw everything away?
Arobesque believes that if you set out to buy stationery with the thought that everyone will throw it away, then chances are, everyone is going to throw it away. Instead, invest in bespoke stationery and give your paper products purpose. Your invitation suite should do two things:
1) Set the tone
Imagery, wording, texture, color- all of these things send signals to your guests. The invitation tells them whether an event is casual or formal, what to wear, and what to expect (dancing on tables or the fox trot?). These days, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who wasn't capable of printing out a sheet of paper or sending an email with wedding details, but where's the excitement in that?
2) Make them want to hang on
Your invitations need to have all the pertinent information, and they should reflect your style. This day is about you and your fiancé, but don't forget it's about your guests too. When designing, Arobesque always keeps the guest experience in mind- what will they enjoy opening? What would they want to keep? Arobesque pushes the envelope to find the answers!
How long does it take, and when should I order?
A select number of bespoke orders are accepted throughout the year, ensuring that each project receives the best care and attention. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Six to eight months before your wedding date is the ideal time to start the conversation about custom work. Wedding invitations are typically sent out six to ten weeks before the wedding date, but ample time is necessary for the design and printing processes. A detailed timeline for the creation of your projects is provided at the beginning of the design process.
Rush orders are considered based on availability.