Our goal is to work with you to create an nvitation you love, and that truly reflect you as a couple and this amazing event you are hosting for your friends and family. We want you to be completely thrilled with the end product and our service. Below is ordering information that we ask you to read to ensure the process is both fun and exciting!
We would love to meet you!!! Wedding invitation consultations are by appointment at our Media, Pennsylvania studio. Consultations are scheduled for roughly six to eight months prior to your event date. If you think you should come in prior to eight months, please let us know. We offer one, two hour complimentary consultation at our Media, Pennsylvania studio. Additional consultations prior to making a deposit will require a $50 non-refundable deposit that will be credited toward your wedding invitation order. At your consultation, we get to know you and discuss all information necessary to create your perfect custom invitation suite. We show you our portfolio of invitations suites, invitation samples, as well as paper and ink samples. Consultations typically last one to two hours. At the consultation, we will give you a price estimate valid for 30 days. If you would like to order your invitations at your consultation, we request a deposit of 50% of the estimate. Payment options include check or cash. Should you decide to order invitations with us, we will provide expert advice on invitation wording, etiquette, and the best ways to incorporate additional information including hotel and transportation information into your invitation suite. Please bring any and all information regarding your wedding day logistics (date and time of ceremony, reception, after-party, etc.) as well as photos, swatches or other wedding inspiration!
What do wedding invitations cost? The “average cost of wedding invitations” in the US, as reported by most wedding websites, factors in minimally custom internet sales and DIY invitations you can purchase from office supply stores and print on your home computer. The average cost of truly custom wedding invitations, regardless of where you purchase them, will be roughly 5% of your overall wedding budget. Most of our designs start at roughly $10 per suite and most of our clients spend between $1200 and $2500 for wedding invitations (excluding wax sealing, digital guest addressing, calligraphy or postage). The following is a rough estimate of wedding invitation pricing for 100 invitation suites (invitation, response set, one insert card, envelope and return address).
- Flat/offset or digital print: *$1000
- One Color Thermography: *$1000
- Two Color Thermography: *$1200
- One Color Letterpress: *$1,200
- Two Color Letterpress: *$1,500
- One Color Foil: *$1,600
- Pocket or booklet Invitations: *$1,700
- One Color Letterpress/One Color Foil: *$1800
- One Color Engraved: *$2,000
- Double faced satin or hand dyed silk ribbons: *$250
- Envelope liners: *$150
- Digital guest addressing (per envelope): $2
- Belly bands: *$100
A 50% deposit of the estimated cost of your stationery is requested at the time of order. You may cancel all or any portion of your your order any time before printing for a refund of your deposit less any proof fees incurred and a $100 design fee. Balances must be paid in full at the time of pick up. Payment methods include cash or check.
Estimates are subject to change should you change your order; or request a quantity increase, additional proofs, and/or special customization/design changes. Paper & Posh will inform you of all additional fees before they are incurred. Estimates expire after 30 days and/or at the expiration of any applicable sale prices.
Ordering is easy! During your consultation we will collect all the necessary information to place your order. Orders will be placed after you approve your estimate and provide a deposit of 50%. Please note our payment methods including only cash or check. You may cancel your order any time before printing for a refund of your deposit less $100 and any proof/design fees incurred by Paper & Posh.
Minimum quantity for most stationery orders is 25. We recommend you purchase an additional 25 invitations as “insurance” for last minute guests!
Your estimate will include an electronic or actual paper proof of your item. Please allow up to one week for proofs. Revisions to proofs typically take two to five business days. Pricing for proofs is determined by the designers but is typically $15 for electronic proofs and $50 for paper proofs. A significant amount of time and expense is involved in the graphic design process and therefore each proof fee will allow for one proof (unless there is mistake in your proof). Please review proofs very carefully. When you approve a proof, you relieve Paper & Posh and the designer of all responsibility for errors in spelling, punctuation, and layout. Every proof is subject to Paper & Posh’s proof policy available at the bottom of this page.
Photos & Artwork
Adding photos and special artwork to your stationery is a great way to personalize it! In fact, we can take your photo, artwork, or logo and through your invitation and reception materials and brand your entire event for you! Photos and artwork should be high resolution, at least 600 dpi, to ensure quality printing. We are happy to review your photo and image for the requisite quality.
Blank outer envelopes are included with every order. Inner envelopes, lined envelopes, colored envelopes and return addressing may be an additional fee. Extra inner and outer envelopes are available and we recommend you order at least ten extra. We are sorry but we do not fulfill envelope-only orders.
Once proofs are approved, please allow three to four weeks for production time. Rush production and shipping is available for an additional fee.
Please allow up to one week for shipping. All orders are shipped to Paper & Posh.
Invitations will arrive unassembled. Assembly is easy and fun. Some invitations require more assembly than others (some may requiring mounting, gluing, or attaching embellishments/ribbons). Envelope liners may also require assembly. Assembly and mailing of your invitations is available, please ask us for pricing!
Paper & Posh can arrange for gorgeous hand calligraphy of your guests addresses on outer/inner invitation envelopes. The price of calligraphy is typically $3 per envelope and any applicable shipping costs incurred to ship the envelopes to the calligrapher. Please ask to see a samples of the calligraphy. Please allow two to three weeks for calligraphy for 100 invitation sets, additional time may be required for higher quantities. Paper & Posh also offers digital printing of your guests addresses on outer/inner envelopes. Please ask us for pricing.