Stationery Order Process
1. If you spot something you like, order the sample invitation from the range on our Sample Page. We only hold samples of our invitations, we don’t hold samples of every single product. Please order an invitation from the range you like and see if you like the look and feel (this won’t have your name on it!).
2. Once you’ve received the sample(s!) you requested have a chat with your other half about what to order.
3. Place your Stationery Order order on-line and have a browse around to see if there’s anything else you’d like to add to your basket before checking out.
4. We will send you a document with wording ideas, and template for you to complete with your chosen wording. Simply follow the instructions, and submit. Please call or email us if you have any issues with completing the form.
5. Once we have received this from you we get to work artworking, and you will receive an email proof. Please allow 5-7 working days from us receiving your wording to receiving your proof. Once you have checked and approved this proof,we will send your order straight to print. We need this information from you at least 14 days before you require your stationery.
We recommend you follow the time-scale below, then count back 2 full weeks from the date you require the goods to see the absolute latest you can email the document back to us. Even better - be organised! Get the form back to us without hesitation, and tick it off the list you’ve a million things to do!
Save the Date Cards - Send out as soon as you’ve booked the venue, complete the form as soon as you can!
Invitations - Send out 10-16 weeks before the wedding, or as early as possible if the wedding is abroad or in school holidays.
Other Items - 3-4 weeks before the wedding (don’t leave it until the last minute to amend your table plan!)
6. Take delivery of your beautifully finished goods! We always recommend placing one order for your Save the Date Cards, a second order for your Invitations, and a third and final order for your On-the-Day stationery and thank you cards.
We love Blighty, but we do have one confession to make: We have a German or two in our midst: we use several original 1960s Heidelberg’s for our letter-pressing - stunning pieces of vintage German engineering that were made to last!
In a nutshell, when you place a letterpress order, we make a metal plate in your chosen design, showing all your big-day details. This is then pressed into thick premium paper stock via our beautiful vintage machine, leaving an indentation which is uber tactile, giving an elegant finish. Super shiny foils like gold, rose gold, and silver can be used to add a bit of sparkle, or you can go minimal and use no ink at all, just the indent in the paper - called it blind embossing. Please note that letterpress is an artisanal art, and as such slight variations and irregularities may occur. This is part of its charm!
The machinery we use for digital printing is state of the art, digital printing allows for really intricate and detailed prints. The ink sits on top of the paper, unlike letterpress where it is ‘pushed in’. Files are sent straight to the machine from the computer, no plates needs to be made unlike letterpress, so this allows for a cost effective printing technique, and cheaper print runs.
Samples are intended as a guide to colour, please note that due to the nature of the printing process, colours of different consignments could vary slightly.
We’ve carefully picked papers that suit our different products, where possible we source from UK paper mills.
Bespoke Fonts & Colours
We hope you love our colour & font choices, but we understand sometimes you want something specific for your big day.
You can select a bespoke colour for most of our ranges, all you need to do is email us a Pantone reference or send us something to match to a closely as possible. For letterpress printed items, the Pantone colour reference you give us will be colour matched exactly. For digitally printed items, we can’t use Pantone colours, we’ll choose the closest CMYK equivalent.
Bespoke print colour: First product £35, subsequent products £15 per product
Bespoke foil colour: First product £35, subsequent products £15 per product
Bespoke ribbon colour: First product £35, subsequent products £15 per product
Bespoke envelope colour: First product £35, subsequent products £15 per product
Bespoke font style: First product £50, subsequent products £15 per product
If you want a physical colour sample to approve, that is no problem at all, a colour pull will be charged at £20.
For those of you that want something completely unique we also offer a completely bespoke service. We LOVE big ideas, so please get in touch! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, colours, links to your Pinterest board, etc, and we'll take it from there.
Our Bespoke work is capped at £350 for entire suite and starts at £35 per hour depending upon how much work is involved. Please get in touch for details at email@example.com
Please note: Once any bespoke work is undertaken, if it is cancelled by the customer for any reason, a cancellation charge of 25% will be imposed to cover the cost of time involved.
We are happy to print any of your stationery wording in a foreign language, as long as you are happy to do the spell-checking! Any Roman languages such as French, Italian, etc are not a problem, however the font style may need to be changed for languages such as Greek and Hebrew, so there is likely to be a small charge for this. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements for an accurate quote.
If your order requires wording in two different foreign languages (ie 50% of your invitations written in French, and 50% of your invitations written in Italian), this will be treated as two separate orders, so you must reach the minimum order quantity of 30 pieces in both instances.
Minimum order quantities
Due to the work involved in artworking and setting up a print run, our minimum order quantity for all personalised stationery styles is 30 pieces.
You will receive a .PDF proof via email within 5-7 working days of submitting your chosen wording to us, and will be asked to comment on or approve the proof. If applicable we'll send a new proof once your comments have been received, and any requested amendments have been made.
At the proofing stage you cannot make amends to the wording you originally submitted to us, this process is purely to make tweaks to the layout and any corrections that may be needed. If you need to change your original copy after your product has been artworked, you will be charged £20 for authors amendments, due to the work involved.
The product price includes one artwork and proof, if you wish to have a number of options artworked for choice, any subsequent layout/wording requested will be charged at £20 per example to cover the time involved in creating this.
When you have approved your proof please allow 2 weeks for dispatch.
We represent our product colours as accurately as possible. However as I'm sure you know, every computer screen shows things slightly differently, and colours may vary depending on the screen they are viewed on. We therefore recommend ordering a sample.
Please note: Eagle Eyed Bride reserve the right to use images or copies of personalised stationery for marketing purposes in accordance with GDPR.