Have a question or two...or five about the Lovely Paper Things process or paper goodies in general? Don't fret darling, we're here to answer them! See the list below for frequently asked questions several of the adorable couples we've worked with before asked, when they first started out!
WE'RE IN LOVE! YAY! HOW DO WE START THE LOVELY PAPER THINGS PROCESS?!
YAY!!!! So exciting! We always kick off projects by having the couples fill out a little "getting to know you form." This helps us envision your big day, how you want to share your love story & lets us form thoughtful questions for our consultation! We feel that the more we get to know a couple, the stronger the design will be, so us know the juicy details! Then we can schedule a consultation to let the fun begin! Consultations generally run between 30 minutes - one hour.
WE WANT ALL SORTS OF PAPER GOODIES FOR OUR BIG DAY...BUT WE HAVE No IDEA WHERE TO START! DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF ALL THE GOODIES YOU CREATE?
Every Lovely Paper Things wedding branding system is 100% custom designed, just for you! This means you can include any perfectly branded piece to achieve the style, mood & tone you & your honey pie have been dreaming of for your big day! If you don't see exactly (and we mean exactly!!) what you are looking for in the list below, please let me know what you have in mind! The sky's the limit...ok we can't build large scale rocket ships, but we could sure make them look pretty! ;)
Goodies list: Engagement Party Invitations, Save The Dates, Bridal Shower Invitations, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Wedding Invitations, Printed Envelopes, Blank Envelopes, Envelope Liners, Hand-Lettered Envelope Addressing, Unique Enclosures, Response Cards, Hotel Cards, Travel Information Cards, Maps, Related Wedding Events Cards, Day of Goodies, Programs, Place Cards & Table, Numbers, Menus, Coasters, Wedding Party Gifts, Guest Gifts, Thank You Notes, Personalized Stationary, At Home Cards, Custom USPS Stamps, Rubber Stamps, Ribbons, Installations, Paintings, Backdrops, Signage…& so much more!
DOES LOVELY PAPER THINGS MAKE PAPER GOODIES FOR EVENTS OTHER THAN WEDDINGS?
Weddings..heck yes! Parties...can't get enough! Baby showers...hello..babies are adorable, yes please! Lovely Paper Things loves to help you celebrate all of your big & little delights! No matter the event/party/excuse to have fun, we'd love to create totally custom, fresh, unique & happily hand-made goodies just for you! From invitations to stationery, & from guest gifts to wrapping paper...we will be delighted to create it for you!
Looking to have a brand created for your business?! YAY! We're your one stop shop for that too! We adore businesses, small & large & would love to help you start yours on the right visual & strategic direction. We will create a strong visual identity for your company, as well as help you come up with with a plan to ensure your brand is cohesive from every touch point! Looking for a refreshed look, yes mam/sir we do that too! Shoot us an email & we'd be delighted to send some business identity creation information your way!
HOW MUCH DOES A CUSTOM BRANDED WEDDING SYSTEM COST?
Each custom branded wedding system is totally unique, so the pricing really varies depending on your vision! Remember with Lovely Paper Things you are getting a totally custom branded design experience that helps you create a cohesive look & feel through out your wedding day, in addition to gorgeous invites! The intricacy of the design, the number of pieces (like save the dates, invitations, place cards, menus, napkins...etc), the number of guests you will have, the printing methods & materials you are looking to use, all effect the price of your system. If you would like to fill out the getting to know you form, we would be delighted to create a custom estimate, just for you! With that said, to give you a reference point, for roughly 50 suites, including invitations, response cards, hotel cards & envelopes the pricing starts at $3000 - $4000 & goes up from there, based on the fabulous bells & whistles you may want to add to make your custom branded system even more perfect!
DOES LOVELY PAPER THINGS DO HAND-LETTERING & Calligraphy FOR ENVELOPES & OTHER GOODIES?
Yes!! Yay! We love lettering all sorts of goodies & are happy to do it on envelopes, place cards, signage (large & small), chalk boards...you name it! We offer traditional style calligraphy, hand-lettered, hand painted/inked lettering (see an examples on the images here)! Yay! Custom envelope lettering runs between $3 - $6.50+ per envelope, depending on the complexity & the style of the design. Please note that for envelopes & place cards there is a minimum quantity of 50 pieces (though if you are dying to have a smaller quantity done, just let us know, & we bet we could it out ;) Have an idea for hand lettering, that you would like to get an estimate for, just send a little note our way & we'll get one whipped up for you!
Ok so you're called Lovely Paper Things, so does that mean my wedding suite has to be on paper?
We love paper, but we also LOVE the creative challenge of working with all sorts of different mediums! We've designed laser engraved leather invitations, individually hand-stamped wooden invitations, metal mounted invitations & we've even transferred our floral watercolor designs from an envelope liner to custom fabric which we had pillows made from! The sky is the limit! If you have a material you want to use, let us know! Or if you just want to do something different than paper, let us help you brainstorm the perfect thing!
LET'S TALK ABOUT PRINTING, SHALL WE?
When it comes to printing, we work with the very highest quality printing teams to make sure your finished goodies turn out beautifully! For all letterpress printing, screen printing, foil stamping & offset printing we work closely with wonderful printers to get the highest quality prints on the best quality materials. We do not have a minimum quantity for printing digital paper goods, though for things like letterpress & gold foil, the minimum quantity is 25, & most of the time, it is more cost effective the larger the quantity you order.
CAN I SEE PAPER SAMPLES & PROOFS OF MY LOVELY PAPER THINGS BEFORE THEY ARE APPROVED FOR FINAL PRINTING?
Samples: Are you a nerdy paper lover like us, or just want to see the materials we are going to use before we print 300+ of them? No problem! We're happy to provide samples of the papers & other alternative materials we might use for your custom goodies, just let us know if you'd like to see them & we''ll send some your way!
Proofs: Want to take one final look before your Lovely Paper Things go to press? Sure thing! Upon request, we are more than happy to send a printed proof/mock up your way! Keep in mind however, that proofs for offset printing, letterpress printing, screen printing & foil stamping are only done in the digital printing format (as the printing process for these options are more complex). Please note, a additional fee may apply to cover the associated materials & printing fees. Hooray for printing!!
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept personal checks & highly recommend that tracking options are selected for mailing, so both parities can ensure it's safe delivery! We are also pleased to now offer credit card payments via Stripe. When your payment is due we will send you a link to your personal payment portal, which will outline what you owe for what you're getting & Stripe handles the rest! Please note that there is a 2.9% + 30c Stripe processing fee associate with any credit card payments.