We always recommend invitations be sent out 6 weeks to 3 months prior to your Wedding Day, due to the holiday season you may wish to allow even more time. We always endeavour to make up an order as quickly as possible, however, we ask for 6-8 weeks notice when placing an order. Therefore you should look to order your stationery about 5 months before the special day. This allows plenty of time for proof checking etc. If you do require your stationery sooner please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can advise whether this is possible.
We appreciate it is hard to know exact numbers for place cards, order of service etc. until you have received replies to your invitations, so initially you may just prefer to order the save the date cards or invitations. If you wish to order all stationery when filling in your order form please put approximate numbers and confirm these to us as soon as you have the final figures. Any adjustments will be made on your final invoice.
Below is a guide to our ordering procedure, however, each order is different and we appreciate it can take some time to get finalised details (order of service for example) and for this reason we are very flexible. After all it is your special day and you need things to be just right!
The first step is to decide on a design and colour. You may wish to have a sample sent to you free of charge. Just fill in the SAMPLE REQUEST FORM. We are only able to send two free samples per client, any further samples will be charged at £5.00 each including postage, which will be deducted from your invoice should you place an order with us.
When choosing your sample please indicate your colour scheme and choice of font. All wording details will be confirmed at the next step.
When you receive your sample if you are not exactly happy with it, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any changes you would like.
Once you have your design and are happy with it, you will need to fill in an ORDER FORM. Carefully choose your style of wording (or attach your own) and ensure the details you fill in on the order form are correct.
We appreciate that at this stage you may only be concentrating on any Save The Date cards, Day and Evening invitations and R.S.V.P. cards that you may need. However, we would appreciate it if you can indicate any further items, which you may wish to order at a later stage so we can be sure they are ordered and made up in plenty of time.
When your order form is completed you will need to return it to us with a 50% deposit, for all stationery you are ordering at this time. PAYMENT can be made in three ways:
By Cheque – cheques should be made payable to: To Have & To Hold Stationery.
By Bank Transfer – we will email you over our bank details.
By Cash - if you are local and would like to drop this off to us.
Once payment has been received (cheques have to be cleared) we will begin work on your order and will be able to advise you on a likely delivery date.
You will then receive a final invoice from us, which will need to be paid (and cleared) prior to delivery of your stationery.
We appreciate that you may find you have not ordered enough items, please don’t worry. If you find this to be the case please just let us know and we will make up some extra for you (smaller items will incur a smaller postage charge).
At this stage you will be looking to order any other items you may need for your special day, i.e.: Order of Service, menus, place cards, table numbers, table plan, favours etc You can of course order thank you cards at this stage too.
Ordering is in the same format as above. Please send Order of Service/Day, menu and table plan details via e-mail if possible. So fill in a new order form and send with 50% of the balance of the items you are ordering (or indicate preferred choice of payment) and we will take it from there!