What's your price range?
There is a set price list for the Boutique Collection. Please get in touch for more information.
The Bespoke Designs are totally individual depending upon specifications of the products, thus it is very much varied and difficult to put a number on it until I have all the relevant information. I charge a flat design fee for this service and a separate print & production cost.
How do you pay you?
Bank transfers via BACS.
What types of printing can you do at Retro Press?
Digital, letterpress, gold foiling and thermography.
What's the turnaround time from initial contact to receiving the goods?
For the Boutique Collection, this can be as quick as 10 working days.
Again, with the Bespoke Designs, this varies, but I sternly recommend contacting me 2 months prior to when you want them. I'm not saying it always takes that long to produce, but it depends upon communication, the design, the finished product etc. If something needs to be produced relatively quickly, I will always endeavour to accommodate your needs in any way I can.
Certains processes and finishes take longer to produce, for instance gold foiling and the pocketfold wedding invitation, thus this is good to bear in mind.
Is there a minimum order?
There is no minimum order, but minimum charges do apply.
Can you provide samples?
Samples of the save the dates, invitations, information and RSVP slips from the Boutique Collection are readily available, just let me know which sample you would like and I will send them off to you straight away.
I have many many samples of previous wedding invitations that I've done in the past, from pocketfolds, to travel invites, to letterpress and gold foil. I am happy to send these samples to you via post (just let me know what type of invite you'd like to see), alternatively I will always have many samples with me upon our meeting.
If you would like a customised sample to be made, this will incur charges.
Is it just wedding stationery that you do?
No, I design for all events and occasions, including: anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays, engagement parties, hen do's, corporate events, birth announcements , christenings, home cards, business cards, change of address cards etc.
When should I place my order?
I'd recommend 6-9 months before the wedding for invitations. If you're doing Save The Dates, then up to a year before the wedding. For social events, 3 months before the event.
The other bits and pieces for the actual day itself, like the table plan, table names, place cards, etc; if you could get these to me as soon as you have them, preferably 2 months before the wedding. I do understand that there are sometimes late changes made (to the guests and such), so if it's a rush job then of course I will do everything I can to make sure they get done in time.
Is there a choice of papers with the Boutique Collection?
Yes, of course, and there is an option on the form upon ordering them, but here they are in case you missed it:
- Textured white 300gsm
- Laid white 300gsm
- Cream textured 280gsm
- Pearlised 300gsm
- Kraft 300gsm
As well as the P.I.Y (print it yourself) option on the Boutique Collection, will you do a bespoke design with the option for us to print it ourselves?
Yes of course! There will be a design charge but no print costs, thus if you are on a tighter budget, this may be suitable.
Can you do other stationery bits and bobs that are not showcased on your website?
Yes, most definitely! I do everything, from of course the invitations themselves to favour tags to wrap around your generous gifts!
Your designs are quite modern, do you do more traditional invitations also?
Yes I do... I embrace all types of design and I understand that some people would like the more traditional style invite. Please have a look at some previous examples in the Bespoke Designs section.
Do you do lined envelopes?
Yes and to match your stationery- for both the Design Boutique and the Bespoke Designs.
What extras/ embellishments do you offer?
- Matching ribbon
- Belly bands
If there is anything that you specifically would like which is not on that list, just let me know and I'm sure it won't be a problem.
Do you do signage for the actual day?
Yes I do! I can design it to match the rest of your stationery also.
What's the best way to get in touch?
Please send me an email with any queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on the contact page. I very much look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you.