MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
OUR SPECIALTIES +
Doyle Paper Co. specializes in custom wedding stationery and paper goods. Everything from save-the-dates, wedding invitations and day-of goods such as, menus, programs, escort cards and signage. We collaborate with our couples to bring their wedding vision to life so everything is completely customized. If you have an out-of-the-box idea that you do not see on our services list, please reach out! We love new and creative ideas.
We also carry a line of semi-custom stationery, which you can find here. This is a good option that takes less time and investment.
We work with event planners to create branded events and businesses to develop custom brands and branded stationery.
THE DESIGN PROCESS +
What is the process for ordering invitations?
Great question! We have outlined the process for you here. The process for custom invitations & semi-custom is basically the same - the custom invitations just involve a little more custom art, time, and brainstorming with each revision!
When should I start working on my wedding stationery?
Another great question! We have outlined a basic timeline below but it's never too eary to get started.
- Save the dates: 1 year before your wedding
- Wedding Invitations: 6 months before send date
- Day-of goods: 3 months before wedding date
When you request a quote, we put together a custom timeline based on your specific needs.
When to mail?
- Save-the-dates: 8-10 months prior to your wedding day. If your guests are primarily out of town guests or if it's a destination wedding, then we recommend 10-12 months prior.
- Invitations: 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding day. 8-10 weeks for out of town guests or destination weddings.
- We recommend an RSVP date of 1 month before the wedding date. This gives you time to track any late rsvps and give you a final count for your vendors
I'M READY TO GET STARTED +
Great! You will just need to accept the quote and we ask for a 50% deposit either via check or by credit card payment. You can pay directly in your invoice.
LEAD TIME & RUSH ORDERS +
A custom timeline will be created at the same time as quoting
- Design time: 4-5 weeks from deposit payment
- Printing & assembly: 4-6 weeks (depending on the complexity and time of year)
We do our best to accomodate your specific timeline and will discuss this in the initial consulation meeting.
We do accept rush orders but they will occur additional fees if your paper goods are ordered after the 5 week lead time. We can start the design process as early as you want while you iron out the final details that can be changed in round 3 of design.
WHAT SHOULD MY INVITATIONS SAY? +
We can help with this. Before round 1 of design, we send a wording questionnaire for you to fill out the required information. We can work on the extra creative language that is needed. We then provide a copy document which outlines all of your necessary and requested text. This will be used for round 1 of design but you will have the opportunity to change this throughout the design process.
HOW MUCH OF MY BUDGET SHOULD GO TOWARDS WEDDING STATIONERY? +
A good rule of thumb is 5% of your wedding budget should go towards paper. Remember that paper may be more than just the save the dates and invitations – if you are having a seated dinner, for example, you will probably need escort cards and possibly place cards.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CUSTOM AND SEMI-CUSTOM? +
We've outlined that here.
ASSEMBLY & MAILING +
Unless we have discussed assembly & mailing, everything will arrive ready for you to stuff, stamp and mail. If you have purchases a wax seal extra, your invites will be completely assembled and closed with the wax seal.
Postage costs will be provided in your initial quote so there are no hidden fees at the end of the project.