How to Order

Ordering your invitations might seem like a daunting task, but You’re Invited is here to guide you throughout the process with expert advice and personalized creative solutions that can fit your budget. In this section we offer a guide to help you through the process of selecting your invitations, writing your text, addressing the envelopes and as well as getting those invitations in the mail.

Before you order

You can start browsing as soon as you confirm your date and venue. Invitations should be ordered around 4 or 5 months before your event is scheduled to take place. It is also important to keep in mind that some printers can take up to 4 to 5 weeks to deliver printed invitations. We will help you with all the timing particulars.

Most importantly, you will need to determine your invitation budget. There is no standard budget amount when it comes to choosing your invitations and like flowers, food and favors the prices range vastly. The best thing to do is browse our selection of albums so that you can see just what your budget allows. We represent printers who can work within any budget to make sure you get what you need and want!

Placing your order

Wording: You will need to decide whether you want traditional or contemporary wording or possibly something in between. We are well-versed in etiquette and can help you navigate tricky wording situations. Please be sure to confirm all names, titles, and details that will appear on your invitation.

Components: Decide what components and accessories you will need to include in your invitations. Most invitations include a response card and corresponding return envelope so guests can respond back to you. You will need to decide when you will need your responses returned and what information you will require from your guests. Does your caterer need to know entrée choices in advance? You can ask your guests for that information on the response card. All of the components can be completely customized, with the wording of your choice. You may also need separate reception cards, directions cards, maps, and or thank you notes. Due to the fact that invitation ensembles are sold a la carte, you can easily pick and choose only the items you will require.

Count: Be sure to count invitations, not your invited guests! Remember, many guests are invited as couples or as a family. If you have 150 total invited guests, you may only need 100 invitations. Add approximately 10 to 15 extras for last minute guest-list additions. Extra envelopes can always be ordered for a minimal charge. Count carefully! If you have to reprint additional invitations after your order is completed, the printing company will treat it as a new order and it will become very costly. It is always safer and much less expensive in the long run to have a few left over!

Deposit: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required when you place your order.  Your final balance will include sales tax and the cost of shipping from the company to the store. Payment is required in full upon pickup of order. If an order is canceled at any time, the client is responsible for any applicable proofing, cancellation, or printing fees that the printing company charges to You’re Invited.

Proofs: Every printing company offers the option to see a proof of your invitations before they are printed. Though they often come with a small fee (usually $15 or so) it is absolutely necessary to purchase proofs. A proof is your insurance against any errors on your invitation. It is your chance to preview the text, font, layout and design. You can make changes to your proofs if you need be, but once you approve the final proof it goes to print as-is. Proofs are usually emailed to you, but can be faxed if needed. Some companies provide color proofs; others provide a black and white proof. We are always available for consultation if you have questions about your proofs.

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