Frequently Asked Questions
How do I start the design process?
The first step is getting to know you, your future mate and the vibe of your wedding. This will tell us more about your big day and allow us to determine which stationery pieces you'll need. Our goal is to create the perfect invitation suite for you, so the more details you can provide, the better! We'll set up a time to chat on the phone or meet in person. Shortly after, you will receive a quote for the stationery desired and upon receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit and a signed contract; we will start creating a custom design just for you! It could be inspired by an image from our site, a photograph you've seen in a magazine, or something completely different. Once we have the artwork that works perfectly, there will be up to 3 rounds of free edits to finalize the design. We will print your beauties when we receive the remaining non-refundable deposit. CT residents are subject to a 6.35% sales tax.
How much does an invitation suite cost?
Costs for custom work vary depending on a number of factors including quantity, print method and material choices.
When should I order my invitations?
Ideally, wedding invitations should be ordered 4-6 months before the event date. The custom design process usually takes a minimum of 4 weeks and Coral Pheasant needs 2-3 weeks for printing and mailing the final product to you. However, the more time you allot for invitations the more time we have to design and assemble your perfect invitation suite! Save the dates sometimes go out a year in advance, so contact us as soon as you've got all the logistics nailed down!
When should I mail my invitations?
Your wedding invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding. If you are hosting a destination wedding or plan to schedule your wedding over a holiday weekend, we recommend that you send your invitations 8-10 weeks in advance. Save the date announcements should be mailed 6-8 months prior to your wedding.
Is there a rule of thumb when choosing quantities?
We recommend ordering extras to accommodate last minute guest additions, incorrect addressing and keepsakes. Ordering an additional small quantity is much less expensive than re-ordering later. Also remember, your quantity should reflect the amount of families and couples attending your event, not the number of actual people attending. Lastly, keep in mind that calligraphers (and you) will need additional envelopes (about 10%) for possible mistakes when addressing invitations.
Will I see a proof of my design before the invitation is printed?
Yes. A full color PDF will be emailed to you for proofreading copy and checking over design details. If you have any special concerns, please call or email to discuss them. We are happy to provide answers and insight.
What if I need to cancel my order?
If you decide to cancel your order before final proof approval, you forfeit your 50% initial deposit. If you cancel your order after your final proof is approved, we retain the right to keep the full amount paid. If any errors are discovered after final approval and we have gone to print, it will be necessary to charge you for a reprint (if requested).